Why Choose Laser Hair Removal at Radiance?
Many of our clients are looking for an alternative to expensive, painful waxing and annoying, time-consuming shaving. Laser hair removal at Radiance offers the ideal combination of fast, comfortable treatments and long lasting results. Our laser hair removal program is quick, easy and virtually pain-free thanks to a winning combination of the latest in laser technology and an experienced and knowledgeable team.
What Sets Laser Hair Removal at Radiance Apart?
Laser hair removal at Radiance is quick, comfortable and effective thanks to the remarkable Lumenis LightSheer laser system in the hands of our skilled and fully trained staff. LightSheer’s advanced technology reduces pain and improves patient comfort and offers a cost-effective and less painful alternative to waxing.
How Does the Lumenis LightSheer System Work?
Lumenis LightSheer is a remarkable laser hair removal system that uses advanced diode lasers to block hair growth at the root. The LightSheer system targets facial and body hair at the follicle, limiting its ability to regrow. Photons in the LightSheer laser target melanin (the dark brown pigment found in hair, eyes and skin) in the hair follicle. The melanin pigment absorbs the laser’s energy and creates heat, which damages the hair follicle and stunts its ability to grow. This sounds like it might hurt, but the treatment is actually very comfortable and much less painful than waxing.
LightSheer offers two handpiece sizes to tackle large and small areas, allowing us to treat all areas of the body from your lip to your legs. LightSheer’s dual handpiece sizes treat small areas with precision while working on larger areas quickly and affordably. The larger head uses a unique vacuum-assisted technology that stretches skin tight and pulls it closer to the laser, making the procedure less painful and allowing the laser to target the hair follicle more effectively. This allows us to treat larger areas like the legs and back quickly and effectively– we can even treat underarms in a matter of minutes! The smaller head is ideal for more delicate areas like the lip and chin. LightSheer requires no local anesthetic and no pre-treatment.
The LightSheer system is touch screen operated and allows our technicians to adjust for skin tone and hair color. However, since the system targets pigment in the hair follicle, treatments work best on darker hair on lighter skin.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Some clients report a slight stinging sensation while the hair follicle is being targeted, while others report little or no pain at all. And our clients agree that LightSheer treatment is far less painful than waxing. Any discomfort is limited, and clients go on with their normal activities right after treatment. There may be a little redness or swelling right after treatment, but it’s very temporary. Hair will fall out right away and continue shedding for a week or two following treatment.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
Laser hair removal at Radiance can range from $100 per treatment for a small area to $200 per treatment for a larger area, and we offer discounted packages for multiple treatments. When you think about the long-term cost of waxing, long-lasting laser treatments are actually a bargain. Our staff is always ready to give clients a cost comparison that will show you how cost-effective laser treatment can be.
How Many Visits Does Laser Hair Treatment Take?
Our medical director recommends three to six visits over three or four weeks, allowing us to target hairs at just the right point in their growth cycle. Many of our patients find our six-treatment packages to be the most cost-effective approach.
Who Can Benefit From Laser Hair Removal at Radiance?
Laser hair removal is a terrific option for both men and women and allows even larger areas like the back, chest and legs to be treated quickly and affordably. While lasers work best on dark hair, the LightSheer system adjusts for both skin tone and hair color. Your technician will let you know whether you’re a good candidate for treatment.
The Radiance Difference
Our laser technicians are certified physician assistants and registered nurses working under the guidance of Medical Director, Dr. Phillip Chang. Dr. Chang is a prominent plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia, board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. This allows us to combine the warm, personalized service of a spa with the highly qualified staff of a physician’s office and truly offer the best of both worlds. LightSheer’s sophisticated yet simple system allows us to adapt treatment to each individual client’s needs. Simply put, our staff is the best at finding out what patients want and need and helping them meet their goals!