Pulse Light Hair Removal

Pulse-Light Hair Removal

A Fast, Comfortable and Permanent Alternative

Benefits of Pulsed-Light Hair Removal System

Long-Lasting Results
Pulsed-Light systems work by emitting pulses of intense lamp-light into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair.

The Palomar Pulsed Light Systems feature multiple handpieces for a variety of treatment options, such as permanent hair reduction on all skin types. Ask your treatment provider what results you can expect.

Comfortable Hair Management
Traditional waxing and threading treatments, which essentially rip the hair from the skin, can be quite painful. Most people, however, find Palomar Pulsed Light treatments to be significantly more comfortable. In addition, since the pulses penetrate the skin, you do not need to let your hair grow out before you are treated. With pulsed light treatments, you can remain virtually hair-free all the time!

Super-Fast Treatments
Thanks to its advanced technology, Palomar s Pulsed Light Systems work several times faster than other light-based hair removal systems. A woman s legs or a man s back can be treated in under thirty minutes, and small areas such as the underarms, upper lip or bikini line can be treated in even less time!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What Body Areas Can I Get Treated?

A: Any area, except around the eyes. The underarms, legs, back, bikini line, face, neck, etc. can all be treated fast!

Q: What Are the Treatment Sessions Like?

A: Quick and easy! After your initial preparation, your treatment provider will move a wand-like handpiece over your skin. The handpiece emits a light that disables the hair follicles. Most people perceive the light as a gentle snapping sensation. Once this is completed, the treatment provider will wipe away any loose hair from your skin, and you are ready to go.

Q: What Should Most People Expect After Treatment?

A: Most people experience some mild redness and tenderness in the treated area shortly after treatment. This does not interfere with normal activities and usually subsides within a day. In some cases, the redness may last longer, but will still be mild and temporary. Your treatment provider will explain other, less likely side effects to you.

Q: What is the Difference Between Laser and Pulsed-Light Treatments?

A: Pulsed-light systems and lasers are very similar and remove hair in basically the same way. However, the Palomar Pulsed Light Systems use a new technology that removes hair up to ten times faster than lasers. As a result, pulsed light treatments can fit even the busiest person s schedule.


Palomar Pulsed Light Systems Fastest in the World!

Typical Laser
Pulsed Light
About 45-60 min. 45-90 min. About 30 min.
Bikini Line/Underarms About 20 min. 20-45 min. About 15 min.
Chin/Upper Lip
About 15 min. 15-30 min.
About 10 min


Hair Growth Cycles

Anagen Phase
Anagen is the active phase of hair growth and generally lasts for several months. At any given time, most of our body hair is in this part of the hair-growth cycle.

Catagen Phase
During this brief phase, the hair bulb regresses and begins to shrink.

Telogen Phase
At the end of this resting phase, which typically lasts a few months, hair is released from the shriveled follicles and the anagen phase begins again.

How Has Unwanted Hair Usually Been Removed?

Shaving is a simple procedure but it s also messy and time consuming, (And who needs nicks and cuts?) Shaving is a very short-lasting solution, one that requires a constant commitment.

Ouch! This quick-fix is not only painful it s highly impractical for large areas! And, if you ve ever tweezed, you know that the hair you pluck will only grow back again.

Another short-lasting solution. This messy procedure requires a significant time commitment and must be repeated about once a week. Caution: If depilatories are left on too long, they can cause severe skin irritation or even chemical burns.

Waxing can cover large skin areas and may last for a month or so. Yet this procedure is painful, can irritate sensitive skin, and can only treat hair after it becomes visible above the skin.

This procedure involves sticking a needle into each hair follicle and applying an electric current. In expert hands, electrolysis can successfully eliminate hair. But because you can treat only one hair follicle at a time, it s tedious and time-consuming.

These treatments are available for men and women. To schedule an appointment contact the Bingham Memorial Women's Center at 208-782-3900.