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Laser Hair Removal in Rochester

What You Should Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

Aesthetics / January 1, 2020

With the time and pain that comes with shaving, waxing, and plucking, it’s no wonder people are turning to laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair. Thanks to laser hair removal in Rochester, both men and women can get smooth skin that anyone would be proud to show off!

There are tons of laser hair removal options out there, but none of them compare to the innovative Forever Bare BBL (broadband light) treatment. At Envision Aesthetics, we are experts on all things BBL. We use Forever Bare for long-lasting hair reduction, and our patients love it!

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Before you get started, we’ve got all you need to know before getting laser hair removal in Rochester. 

The hair growth cycle

You can’t understand how Forever Bare BBL works (we’ll go into detail about it later) without knowing the basics about the hair growth cycle. 

The hair growth cycle plays an important role in the success of BBL hair reduction in Rochester. Hair grows in cycles, and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, medications, hormone levels, and even body type all influence the length, coarseness, and color of body hair. 

In general, hair goes through three phases of growth: anagen, catagen, and telogen. The length of the cycle does vary from person to person, which is why it’s important to follow your customized hair reduction plan. 

Phase 1: Active Growing

Anagen is the active growing phase where the hair bulb is intact. Hair grows in both directions—upward and downward. Early anagen is when the bulb is closest to the surface of the skin and contains an abundance of melanin (pigment). This phase allows for the most effective treatment.

Phase 2: Regression

Catagen is a brief intermediate phase between anagen and telogen. It is a regression phase, when the lower part of the hair stops growing but has not been shed, and when the body absorbs the lower third of the follicle.

Phase 3: Resting

Telogen is the resting phase. The hair bulb is no longer present and is now a club hair, which will fall out, or be pushed out of the follicle by a new anagen growing hair.

What is Forever Bare BBL (and how does it work)?

Forever Bare BBL is an innovative hair reduction treatment that uses broadband light therapy to destroy hair follicles at the source. Bursts of light therapy at different wavelengths penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the hair follicles. Light energy is then converted to heat, which attacks the pigment in the follicle to damage the hair. 

The ForeverBare system includes a variety of spot size adapters to treat any area, no matter how big or small. Because of this, the treatment is extremely precise and can target hair without damaging the surrounding skin. 

This laser hair removal option is safe for most skin tones and hair textures. Since it’s customized to each person, the treatment can effectively remove hair on all body parts, including:

  • Face
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • And more!

Before getting laser hair removal in Rochester, you should always speak to a professional to make sure the treatment is right for you. Most people will require a series of treatments to get the desired hair-loss outcome; the experts at Envision Aesthetics will be able to help you determine exactly how many is right for you.

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Forever Bare BBL versus other laser hair removal options

Forever Bare BBL takes laser hair removal to the next level. Traditional options apply energy all at once, which could cause more damage and be less effective. On the other hand, Forever Bare’s motion BBL technology penetrates the skin with lower pulses of light energy at a higher speed. That means hair follicles get heated more evenly, and there’s less risk for missed areas. 

There’s also a key difference when it comes to wavelengths. A lot of laser hair removal options used a fixed, single wavelength. It works, but it definitely isn’t as effective as Forever Bare, which uses multiple wavelengths that allow for customized treatments. BBL therapy can even be used for different treatments such as skin resurfacing, skin tightening, and acne reduction.  

Benefits of Forever Bare BBL 

Precise

Forever Bare BBL is one of the most precise treatments for laser hair removal in Rochester. By using quick pulses of broadband light, the laser can target specific hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin. Multiple wavelengths allow the treatment to be catered to different skin tones and hair types for the best results possible!

Fast

You won’t have to spend hours in the office when you get a Forever Bare treatment. Some of our patients are in and out in just 20 minutes! In the long-run, you’ll also “shave” time off your morning routine since you’ll no longer have to worry about shaving or waxing. 

Long lasting

Unlike waxing or shaving, laser hair removal gives you long-lasting results. That means less maintenance and less money spent. In fact, it’s effective in removing 80 to 90% of hair in the treated areas! Even though a small amount of hair may grow back, that hair is usually finer and less noticeable than it was before the treatment. Many people will do a touch-up treatment every 6 to 12 months to catch any lingering hair.

Reduces irritation

Many people find that Forever Bare BBL does more than simply remove hair. Since the treatment encourages hair to grow straight (and lighter), it reduces the risk for ingrown hairs and other skin irritation.

Forever Bare BBL frequently asked questions  

Who can get laser hair removal in Rochester?

Laser hair removal is a great option for both men and women. Oftentimes, our experienced technicians will cater the treatment to each individual patient, keeping in mind hair color, skin color, and hair texture. This allows each patient to have the best results possible. 

At Envision Aesthetics, we always meet with our patients for an initial consultation before their laser hair removal treatment in Rochester. During that time, we’ll do a deep analysis of your hair and skin to customize your Forever Bare treatment. 

Keep in mind that laser hair removal is not recommended for:

  • Female clients who are pregnant 
  • Clients who have underlying skin conditions that could worsen with the treatment
  • Clients with a sensitivity to light

What is the process like?

After you’ve decided you’d like to try laser hair removal in Rochester at Envision Aesthetics, you’ll first meet with a hair removal specialist to discuss your hair loss goals. During that time, he or she will closely examine your hair type and texture to find the best light option for you. We will also discuss your medical history, skin type, and any other factors that may influence the outcome of your treatment.

Our experienced technician will create a customized program that’ll include your treatment area(s) and how many treatments you should get to obtain the smooth skin you’ve always wanted!

Side note – we ask that you shave before your Forever BBL treatment. (This reduces the amount of damage and eliminates the risk of burning hair that’s above the skin’s surface.) 

During your laser hair removal treatment in Rochester, we will apply protective eyewear to avoid any damage from the light. After applying a cool gel, your hair reduction specialist will use a handpiece to administer flashes of light that will begin destroying hair cells.

Depending on your customized plan, you may need multiple sessions to get your desired look. These should be done within intervals between 4 to 10 weeks. 

Does Forever Bare BBL hurt?

There may be some minor discomfort, but most people find that laser hair removal doesn’t hurt at all! Exact tolerances will vary from person to person. Some describe the treatment as a hot stone massage while others say the process feels like a slight prick or rubber bands snapping against the skin.

One of the great things about the Forever Bare system is that it comes with a cooling mechanism. The thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate ensures that your skin never gets painfully hot throughout the treatment. 

What kind of results can I expect?

After laser hair removal in Rochester at Envision Aesthetics, you can expect long-lasting smooth skin that eliminates the need for shaving or waxing! With each treatment you’ll have more and more hair loss. The treated hair may take 1 to 2 weeks to fall away, and during that time, it can seem like they are still growing. 

For more permanent results, you’ll want to make sure you follow through with all of your recommended treatments. The ultimate goal is about 75-80% hair reduction, and the hair that does grow back will be lighter and thinner than before. If you follow your plan, your laser hair removal treatment could last between 6 to 12 months.

How much does Forever Bare BBL cost?

Since pricing varies from person to person, it’s hard to say how much your treatment will cost. Treatment costs depend on the size of the treatment area, how many treatments you’ll need, and other factors. 

The best way to get your specific price is to visit a specialist for a free consultation. That way, your specialist will understand your needs to outline exactly how much it will cost for you to get Forever Bare. 

Schedule your Forever Bare BBL treatment today! 

Don’t wait to get the best laser hair removal in Rochester. Our experienced team at Envision Aesthetics offers Forever Bare treatments that are catered to each patient.

If you’re ready for smooth, prickle-free skin schedule your free consultation today. 

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