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Laser Hair Removal

Be hair-free and carefree with Venus Versa Hair Removal! This technology makes it easy to say goodbye to unwanted hair growth on any area of the face or body! The Venus Versa not only makes treatments faster, but its advanced cooling technology makes hair removal treatments more comfortable than ever - it's virtually pain free! Achieve permanent hair removal, both safely and effectively, without any downtime and minimal discomfort! Most hair colors can be treated, and treatments are safe for nearly all skin types!

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"I am amazed all around at how comfortable the hair removal treatments are AND how much of a difference I could see just after my first treatment. I highly recommend laser hair removal at New Skinsations - best decision I've made!"
- Kate D

“I have always gotten really bad razor burn after every time I shaved my legs and bikini area, and my hair grew FAST. I became interested in laser hair removal and visited New Skinsations. I felt extremely comfortable asking questions and getting started. Lindsey is great and made sure that I was comfortable during each of my treatments and discussed my progress with me throughout the process. I was surprised how little I really felt during the treatments and my results are truly amazing. I started noticing less hair growth after each treatment, and started having to shave less and less often. Now after 5 treatments, I have only a few small patches over my legs and bikini areas where hair still grows! I can't wait to finish the rest of my treatments, and enjoying smooth skin – and NO bumps! Thank you New Skinsations!”
- Kelsey A

"I have struggled with unwanted hair growth my whole life. When I was a teenager I was too self-conscious about my legs to ever wear shorts in public because my hair was so dark and coarse. As I got older, my facial hair problem was so bad I could hardly look people in the face when having a conversation. I first tried electrolysis to get rid of the hair on my face, but it was extremely slow and painful. My next experience was with laser hair removal at a clinic here in Jefferson City. It seemed more effective than the electrolysis, but still very painful and irritated my skin for a long period of time following treatments. After several of these treatments and not much to show for it, I tried laser hair removal at New Skinsations, and I was amazed at the results. After just my first treatment, there was so much less growth and what did grow back felt much finer. With each hair removal treatment following the first, comfort and results continued to improve. Not only were the treatments much more comfortable than in my previous experiences, but I could even go back to work right afterwards because there wasn't even any redness after treatment. The girls at New Skinsations were wonderful. They always made me feel very comfortable, and I knew I was in good hands. After having laser hair removal done on my face, arms, and lower legs, I am truly impressed with this procedure and would recommend it to anyone having this issue. I feel so much better about myself!"
- Karen B

Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser hair removal right for me?[+]

Just about any skin type and a variety of hair colors can be treated. Practically any area of the body is treatable - upper lip, cheeks, sideburns, chin, neck, back, shoulders, chest or breasts, stomach, arms, underarms, hands, bikini, legs, feet, and more.  With laser hair removal, ideally the more contrast there is between hair color and skin tone, and the darker and coarser the hair, the better.  (If the hair to be treated is too light in color -- such as blonde, gray, white, and sometimes red -- or if the area of concern consists of very fine, vellous hair or "peach fuzz", then we do not recommend laser hair removal treatments because it is likely that these hair follicles will not be able to be effectively targeted by the laser light energy.  As long as the hair is noticeably darker in color than your skin tone, and not too fine, we will usually see great results.  We always recommend a consultation if you are interested in seeking hair removal treatments so that we can answer any questions you may have and provide realistic expectations for you personally. During the consultation, our trained professionals will evaluate the area to be treated, determine your skin type, and establish a treatment schedule and cost. All of which will make you much more comfortable when you come in for your first treatment.

You should wait to have this treatment if you...
  • are pregnant or nursing
  • are currently taking antibiotics or anticoagulants
  • are currently taking certain medications or vitamins known to induce photosensitivity, such as Accutane
  • have plucked, tweezed, or waxed the treatment area recently (We will wait 4-6 weeks after waxing or tweezing to treat the area, as the hair must be present in the follicle for effective treatment.  However, you may shave as much as you like throughout your treatment series and you will shave prior to your laser hair removal treatments.)
  • have extremely tanned skin (wait at least 2 weeks or until the tan fades otherwise treatment is less effective)
  • have any active skin conditions such as sores, Psoriasis, eczema, rash or infection
  • have had deep chemical peeling or laser resurfacing within the last 3 months, if the face is treated

You may not be a candidate for laser hair removal if you…
  • have a pacemaker or any severe cardiac disorder
  • have superficial metal or other implants within the treatment area
  • have had any injections using synthetic fillers such as silicone or BAC
  • have any of the following medical conditions: Lupus, cancer of any kind, poorly controlled endocrine disorders
When will I see results?[+]

Roughly 2 weeks after a treatment is when you should see some follicles shedding hair. The hair will simply fall out of the follicles that were successfully targeted and destroyed during treatment. However, keep in mind your hair grows in stages and results are gradual and cumulative. Hair growth should be reduced to some degree after each treatment. When hair grows in between treatments, there is usually less of it, and it will be finer, lighter and slower growing. The amount of hair loss following each treatment will depend the hair color and coarseness, skin tone, and the area of the body being treated. Some clients have noticed results even after their first treatment, but generally, significant results can be seen following the 3rd or 4th treatment.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?[+]

There are many benefits to laser hair removal. To name a few…

You can shave... and then that you don't have to! Unlike other hair removal procedures, you can shave as often as you like throughout the process until results are achieved. Then the benefits include minimal risk of razor burn, cuts and ingrowns!

Precision. Certain light energies have the ability to selectively target hair, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. In addition, the laser can treat nearly any area of the body – including areas where the skin folds or bends as well as small areas such as the fingers.

Speed. We aren’t limited to treating each follicle individually (such as electrolysis treatments); We have the ability to treat many hair follicles at once. With each pulse of energy taking only fractions of a second, treatments are fast! After one pulse, the applicator is immediately ready to pulse again, so treating a small area, such as the upper lip, may take only a few minutes. This advanced technology allows us to treat larger areas in a shorter amount of time such as minutes compared to what used to take hours just for one area. The Venus Versa is so efficient that only one pass over the area is necessary for optimal treatment, so you don't have to worry about having essentially two treatments in one session.

Noticeable Results. Most clients see permanent hair loss after an average of 3 to 5 treatments, and many see some reduction even after 2. With each treatment, the treated area will likely feel both less coarse and less dense. Laser hair removal is permanent, so each follicle that is effectively treated will never regrow hair.

Safety. The Venus Versa not only makes treatments more effective, but safer too! It operates more efficiently than other technologies, so less light energy is delivered to the skin as compared traditional photothermolysis methods. It is so efficient that there is rarely any skin reaction to the energy, such as redness and inflammation because we aren't using more energy than needed to successfully target the hair follicles. Side effects such as blistering or scabbing are extremely rare. There is NO downtime!

How does laser hair removal with the Venus Versa work?[+]

Hair grows in stages and it's only during its growth cycle, when the hair is still in its follicle, that the removal process is most effective. The Venus Versa Hair Removal applicator combines a high level of light energy, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, with maximum heat distribution to multiple hair follicles at a time. IPL energy penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, precisely targeting the pigment in the follicle beneath the skin's surface, but without damaging any of the surrounding tissue.

Light energy is delivered to the skin via hand-held applicator. Contact is made with the skin and cooling begins. IPL selectively targets the pigment inside the hair follicle building up heat and causing the unwanted hair to shrink and become eliminated. This build up of heat damages the hair follicle beyond repair, rendering it no longer capable of growing a hair. During a single treatment, only follicles that are in the active growth stage can be destroyed. Since hair grows in stages, multiple treatments are necessary to permanently reduce all or most of the hair from an entire area. It is important that your treatments are completed according to the recommended schedule so that essentially all active hair follicles can be treated at the active growth stage.

Advanced cooling technology provides a more comfortable experienceand ensures the skin is protected from heat. Nearly all skin types can be treated safely and effectively.

Is it really permanent?[+]

YES! Because hair on the body grows in stages, you will have multiple treatments at recommended intervals so that virtually all hair follicles can be treated at the time of active growth. Once an active hair follicle is thermally destroyed by the laser, it cannot ever grow a terminal hair again, and the existing hair will simply fall out. With each treatment session, the number of follicles that are growing hair is reduced… permanently. Although laser hair removal with elos technology is permanent, there are millions of follicles on the body that can potentially grow hair. First, it isn’t quite realistic to expect that every single follicle will be disabled, however you probably won't notice if a few stubborn hairs remain after your treatments, as they will likely be very thin and light in color. Second, not all hair follicles on the body are active, and as you age, follicles that have been dormant or inactive may later become active due to internal physiological changes, such as hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, menopause, disease or medications. If you are seeing several new hairs after completing your initial series of treatments, a few follow up treatments may be desired. We offer follow up treatments at a discounted rate so you can continue to maintain your results throughout all stages of life!

Does it hurt?[+]

Although laser hair removal has never been known to feel good, hair removal treatments with the Venus Versa have never been more comfortable! Advanced cooling technology built into the applicator regulates cooling during treatment and significantly improves client comfort. There's no need for a separate cooling machine or ice pack of any sort. At it's worst, you may feel a slight "snap" typically over more sensitive areas. In some areas, you may feel nothing at all. Each pulse lasts only a fraction of a second, and treatments are very well tolerated. Previous technologies typically caused skin reactions such as redness and tenderness after treatment, but this is hardly experienced with the Venus Versa. Your treatment professional will perform test spots to determine the most appropriate settings for your skin type and provide an optimal treatment that is both comfortable and effective.

Clients who have had hair removal treatments with other technologies and/or methods of hair removal have said that Venus Versa treatments are far superior in level of comfort, and many will agree that Venus Versa treatments are a better alternative to a lifetime of shaving or waxing.

What do I need to do to prepare for my treatment?[+]

Discontinue use of any irritant topical agents, such as Retin A, at least 3 days prior to treatment. During your treatment series, you should refrain from tanning. If sun exposure (natural or artificial) cannot be avoided, you should use a high factor broad spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin. If you already have tanned skin, it is recommended that you wait at least 2 weeks or until the tan fades before starting the treatment process, as tanned skin will make your treatments less effective. Also, because the laser targets the pigment of the hair, refrain from tweezing or waxing for 6 weeks prior to treatment, as these practices temporarily remove the hair and its root and with no hair present, treatment is ineffective. However, you are free to shave as often as you like. You will need to shave the entire treatment area the day before or on the day of your laser hair removal appointment.

What can I expect during a laser hair removal treatment?[+]

You will be provided with proper eye protection to wear during the session. When we are ready to start, a gel will be applied to the treatment area. The applicator is placed on the skin and cooling begins in preparation to counter heat from the light energy. Your treatment professional will make adjustments to the settings as needed and conduct several test spots to monitor the skin’s reaction and ensure treatment settings are appropriate for comfort and effectiveness. You will feel light pressure and coolness from the applicator, as it must have full contact with the skin. You may feel a light "snap" or you may not really feel anything as the energy is delivered into the skin. After the settings have been established, the entire area will be treated by moving applicator the applicator over the skin and pulsing. After a single pass of pulses is applied to the entire area, the gel is gently wiped from the skin. Immediately after treatment, the skin may feel slightly warm or sensitive on the surface, but this is typically uncommon due to the applicator's efficiency. Generally, your skin feels absolutely normal when you leave. You may experience some redness around the follicles for a few minutes to several hours after a treatment; this is uncommon but normal and can occur.

What post-treatment care is required?[+]

There is absolutely NO downtime. You can wear makeup and return to your regular activities right after your appointment. Avoid hot baths or showers for several days. Avoid any abrasives such as scrubs or exfoliating sponges for up to one week. Refrain from tweezing or waxing in between treatments. You MUST use a high factor broad spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 30) daily and for at least one month after your last treatment. Wear protective clothing or a hat and reapply when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Daily use of spf is extremely important, as tanning and UV exposure may cause hyperpigmentation. Feel free to call our office if any questions or concerns arise post-treatment.

How many treatments will I need and how often?[+]
Typically you will need at least 6 treatments to achieve the desired end result. Certain individuals may require several additional treatments to achieve their desired end result. The total number of treatments needed will depend on your skin type, as well as your hair color and density. Darker skin types, lighter hair colors, and/or finer hair may require additional treatments. For optimal results and to minimize the total number of treatments needed, adhere to your treatment schedule throughout your series of treatments. Laser hair removal treatments are generally scheduled 4 -6 weeks apart for facial areas and 6 - 8 weeks apart for body areas so that hair follicles are effectively treated during the growth stage. Treatments are very fast, but the total time will depend on the size of the treatment area. Take advantage of a consultation to establish your personalized treatment schedule.
How much will my treatments cost?[+]

Treatment costs will vary depending on the area of the body to be treated. Schedule a personalized consultation with one of our treatment professionals to ask any questions, walk through the process, and establish how much your treatment will cost. We do our very best to be competitive and make laser hair removal affordable for our clients. Pay as you go or take advantage of our package pricing - prepay for your treatment series and receive a discount!

Is laser hair removal safe?[+]

Laser hair removal treatments are absolutely safe! You will be provided with proper eye protection to wear during your treatment sessions. The glasses are specifically designed to prevent any damage to your eyes that may be caused by looking directly at the laser’s intense pulses of light. Advanced cooling technology enhances comfort and safety. Our treatment professionals are highly skilled and professionally trained to use the equipment and the Venus Versa hair removal applicator is FDA approved. Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures.

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