PAINLESS LASER HAIR REMOVAL

     Laser hair removal was once regarded as a luxury but has now become mainstream. People understand that shaving products, waxing, and other forms of hair removal are not only expensive but also very time-consuming.  In addition, the side-effects of some treatments (most notably- razor bumps) are annoying and, sometimes, embarrassing.  Therefore, laser hair treatment is now a popular way to remove unwanted hair with excellent results.  

     Laser hair removal uses a combination of heat and energy to destroy the hair follicle without harming the skin around it. The LightPod Neo laser offers patients a uniquely pain-free and gentle way to get rid of any unwanted hair. Most patients who have been treated by other lasers say that being treated with the LightPod Neo is much gentler and more pleasant. During laser hair removal, the hair must be in its growing phase in order to be successfully destroyed. To ensure that all hair is effectively removed during the growing phase, you will receive a series of treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart. This will successfully ensure maximum results.

     Some patients will not respond as well as others. Patients with dark hair will respond best. Those patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may also have a less than optimal response to laser hair removal.

     Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters/ cold sores) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.  Contact us for information on pricing.  Financing options are available and you may prequalify below.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT

     You may schedule a consult or consult and treatment on the same day.  When you arrive for your consultation, Dr. Mascia will discuss the areas to be treated and different package options.  We see excellent results following just one treatment. However, there are usually new hairs that grow that are in a different growth phase or require more than one treatment.  We do our best to offer transparent pricing and to find a package that meets your needs.  We usually recommend 3-4 treatments that are scheduled 3-4 weeks apart.  Occasionally, our patients find that 2 treatments have provided a desirable amount of hair removal but it's nice to have an additional treatment that was offered at a package rate for any follow up that may be needed.  Packages expire in one year. Leaving you plenty of time to receive any necessary touch-ups.

     Once you have decided to pursue hair removal, Dr. Mascia will ask that you have shaved 2 days prior to your visit.  This ensures that hairs are visible for more precise removal.  We actually target each follicle during treatment, so treatment times are about 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated.  On the day of your treatment, do not apply any creams as this will make the process uncomfortable or require us to remove product prior to hair removal.

Your treatment will only be performed by Dr. Mascia or a Registered Nurse, both who are certified. 

     When you arrive, we will protect your eyes using laser goggles.  You will then be comfortably reclined and your treatment will begin.  You will feel warm pulses as we remove your hair.  Some people fall asleep during treatment.  

You may smell your hair burning off, which is perfectly normal and desired. 

After your treatment, we recommend cleaning the area with a washcloth and, even, considering a little exfoliation.  HyrdraFacials are a great compliment following facial hair removal.  Please also use sunscreen rated at >35 SPF on treated areas for at least 2 weeks.  Of course, we always recommend sunscreen everyday.

If you have any additional questions, please Text or Call us at 814-860-4995.

 

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Just off of Zuck Road

2500 Palermo Drive, Erie, PA  16506 | masciamd@spagoerie.com  |  Tel: 814-860-4995

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