Laser Hair Removal
Keep Your Skin Silky Smooth at ReFresh Aesthetic Center™ in Milwaukee
For men and women seeking a more permanent alternative to shaving, plucking, waxing, or electrolysis, we offer professional treatments for laser hair removal at Milwaukee’s ReFresh Aesthetic Center™ to keep your skin stubble-free. The term “removal” is frequently used interchangeably with “reduction,” but no matter what you call it, the result is skin that is smooth and bare instead of fuzzy or prickly.
ReFresh relies on the Lumenis LightSheer® laser for reduction treatments, preferring this “new generation” technology because it is particularly fast and safe, delivers reliable results, and works on a wide range of skin types, including darker pigmentations.
Suggested treatment packages may vary depending on the size of the area being treated. We will discuss your treatment options with you during your consultation at our Whitefish Bay office.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
A laser hair removal treatment utilizes pulses of controlled laser energy that, when emitted into the skin, bypass the surface and are absorbed by the dark melanin found in hair follicles. The laser energy then converts to gentle heat, which disables the follicles and prevents hair from re-growing properly in the targeted areas.
Since body hair grows in three stages, a series of six to 12 laser hair removal treatment sessions is typically recommended for optimal results. This is because laser hair removal works only on hairs that are in their active growth phase, and not all hairs in a given area are active at the same time. Multiple treatments are necessary in order to catch the greatest number of active follicles.
While many areas of the body require six to eight weeks between sessions, some areas can be treated sooner. During your consultation with our clinical team, your laser hair removal treatment options will be discussed.
What Is a Laser Hair Removal Session Like?
While many laser technologies have the capability of treating only dark hair, ReFresh Aesthetic Center™ considers Lumenis LightSheer® to be our “workhorse.” No anesthetic or topical gels are required, as the treatment is both welltolerated and fast. A session focusing on the legs or back can be completed in as little as 15 minutes.
The LightSheer® device pulls the skin upward, stretching it to make it thinner, as well as allow for more angles the light can travel to penetrate the skin and impact the pigmented cells in the targeted follicles.
ReFresh also utilizes both the advanced BBL™ and ND:YAG laser systems from Sciton® to accommodate specific hair colors and skin types, creating dynamic results for a wider range of patients. Sciton® technology also features a unique contact cooling system for increased patient safety and comfort during treatment.
The length of a laser hair treatment session depends on how many areas are being treated and how large they are.
Patients have described the treatment itself as feeling something like a rubber band being pulled back to snap against the skin.
Reviewing our hair reduction treatment instructions can also give you a clear idea of what to expect during the treatment process.
What Results Can I Expect?
After a full round of laser hair removal sessions, the treated area should be free of new hairs growing for the foreseeable future. While it is possible for follicles to shut down, they typically eventually continue to produce hairs, though these may be lighter in color and finer than what grew previously. Women and men who want to maintain their bare results can schedule maintenance visits for long-term hair-free skin.