CINCINNATI LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Treat yourself to long-lasting hair reduction from head to toe.
WHY LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser hair removal (LHR) uses a low-energy laser to gently remove unwanted hair, putting an end to routine shaving and waxing. Because the laser treats more than one hair at a time, it is possible to treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs, and areas on your face. After a series of treatments, laser hair removal leaves your skin looking and feeling smoother and silkier.
- Safe in all skin types
- 80-85% permanent reduction in hair
- Effective and fast
- No downtime
- Give yourself the gift of no hair with no more waxing, shaving or tweezing
PATIENT TESTIMONIALS & STORIES
“Having laser hair removal was such a wonderful and easy way to treat myself! It decreases the time it takes to get ready each day and frees me of something I was self-conscious about!” – Jessica
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with ingrown hairs along my bikini line that cause painful, cyst-like bumps. I am so glad that I decided to invest in laser hair removal. Not only do I save time, I never have to deal with ingrown hairs again! This was worth every penny and I would do it again in a heartbeat.” – Casey
WHY AT MONA DERMATOLOGY?
Many places offer LHR, but we offer you peace of mind. As skin experts, we understand hair and how LHR works to give you the safest and best results.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Please make sure that you have shaved the area we are treating pri0or to your appointment. Do not pluck or wax as this will remove what the laser is targeting. Once in the office, our nurses will apply a topical numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable.
Once ready for the treatment, they will apply an ultrasound gel to your skin and place metal goggles on you to protect your eyes. You will see a bright light and feel a slight stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snap on your skin.
We will apply a cream to promote healing and a mineral based sunscreen to protect you from the sun. You may be slightly pink or swollen for a couple of hours.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
LHR targets the brown pigment in the hair follicle so it works best on darker hair. It does not treat blonde, red, gray or white hair. Hair cycles between three phases: a growing phase (anagen), a resting phase (telogen) and a falling out phase (catagen). Since lasers target the brown pigment in the hair follicle while it is in a growing phase (anagen phase), we will need to treat the hair multiple times while it cycles through these phases. Do not wax or pluck the hair as this will pull out the target for the laser, the hair follicle. You can shave or use a clipper to treat the hair prior to treatment.
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?
Most appointments take 15-30 minutes depending on the area we are treating.
DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL HURT?
LHR treatments are not painful and feel like a rubber band snap with every pulse of the laser delivered to your skin. This sensation goes away very quickly and is very tolerable. We offer numbing cream to make this more comfortable for you. Areas that have more hair, like a bikini area, are more uncomfortable during the first treatment due to the amount of hair being treated but improve significantly with subsequent treatments.
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL SAFE?
LHR is a safe treatment in the hands of an experienced professional. Our lasers are safe to use in all skin types. People with darker skin will need more treatments since the laser we use has to safely bypass the natural pigment in their skin and get to the hair follicle without causing skin discoloration. We recommend avoiding LHR for at least 2 weeks before going into the sun and at least 2 weeks after having been in the sun.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
With every treatment, you will notice a decrease in the amount of hair, the thickness of the hair, and how often the hair grows back. You may not see 100% hair removal but should expect up to 80-85% permanent reduction in hair. Depending on your skin type and the area being treated, we recommend 3-10 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
Your results will depend on your skin type and the area being treated. Since hair grows in cycles and you may need to have maintenance treatments 1-2 times a year.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
If you have brown or black hair, LHR will be an effective treatment for you. If you have white, gray, red or blond hair, other options such as Dermaplaning or topical Vaniqa may be more appropriate options for you.