Are you tired of shaving, waxing, tweezing, and plucking? Now, it’s possible to discover your “beautiful” without the tedious, painful, and often short-lived fixes. Laser hair removal provides a fast, easy solution for permanent hair reduction, allowing you to look and feel your best without all the hassle.

Excess body or facial hair can be a problem for both women and men. Frequent hair removal chores including shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing are time-consuming, often painful, and always inconvenient. At best, they offer only temporary results, for some only a few hours. Laser technology has brought us a better way, a safe, long-lasting way to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body, leaving skin feeling smooth and healthy.

Laser hair removal has become very effective in the past ten years. Often the preferred method of hair removal now, it’s safe, effective, and more permanent than any other method such as waxing, plucking, shaving, and electrolysis. Also, prices are pretty reasonable in most communities.

It does not work well for grey hair, fine blond hair, or women with hormonal problems such as polycystic ovaries disease. Also, if you just have a few, coarse hairs on your chin, a good electrolysist will be more cost effective.

A laser hair removal procedure can be a short as a few minutes or take an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated and density of hair growth. It is entirely safe and generally painless, with the laser selectively targeting the hair follicle without damage to the skin. Because laser treatment destroys only the hair follicle during its growth cycle, having no effect on the follicles that are dormant at the time of treatment, multiple sessions are required to achieve total hair removal in an area. Most require four to eight treatments, six to twelve weeks apart.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.

Benefits of laser hair removal include:
Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.

What to expect

Laser hair removal begins with a consultation to evaluate your skin grade for laser treatment. The average session takes only 15-20 minutes, with very minimal side effects and no complications. You can expect to see a lasting reduction in hair growth after 6 sessions, usually spaced four to eight weeks apart based on hair growth cycles. While laser hair removal is permanent, some clients opt for a follow up session in a few years.

Pain level

No pain to very minimal discomfort

Recommended treatments

6-8 sessions

Results last





Laser hair removal seems like magic, but the science behind it is simple. All laser hair removal technology uses laser light pulses that selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin in them. The follicle’s pigment absorbs the laser’s light pulse, damaging the follicle enough to significantly slow down hair regrowth.

Cynosure Apogee Elite laserCynosure’s Apogee Elite contains two laser systems – a 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a high-powered 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser – which allows it to effectively target different types and colors of hair and skin. The classic 755 nm wavelength has high melanin absorption characteristics and proven long-term results for hair reduction. Indeed, it can permanently reduce hair by an average of 79% after just three treatments. Combined with the Nd:YAG laser, it allows the Apogee Elite to safely and effectively treat clients with darker skin. It’s especially good for eradicating excessive hair growth in the facial, armpit, and bikini regions. With two lasers in one system, Cynosure’s Apogee Elite safely and effectively performs multiple applications in a fast, efficient manner.

To maximize client comfort the Apogee Elite uses the patented, award-winning SmartCool technology, which minimizes side effects during laser treatment by protecting and cooling the skin before, during, and after treatment. It does so by producing a continuous flow of chilled air. The SmartCool protects the tissue and skin from possible thermal damage, allowing for maximum comfort and quick client recovery time.

Cynosure’s Apogee Elite laser targets only hair follicles that are currently active or growing. Subsequent treatments may be required to eliminate the previously exhausted or resting follicles as they resume production.


Yes! Our advanced laser hair removal technologies work on nearly all skin types and tones. The Apogee Elite’s dual-wavelength system allows it to safely and effectively treat even the darkest skin tones. And if you have a combination of dark skin and hair, don’t despair the Apogee Elite’s Nd:YAG laser can eliminate unwanted hair on clients with both dark skin and hair. This is because the Nd:YAG laser has a longer wavelength, and is highly sensitive to all colors and melanin, meaning it can more precisely penetrate hair follicles without damaging surrounding tissue. The Apogee Elite’s ability to treat a wide range of skin types and hair colors makes it the gold standard for laser hair removal.

What’s more, the Apogee Elite’s patented SmartCool technology ensures you’ll be comfortable during your laser hair removal session. And you’ll likely be thrilled with the results too: the Apogee Elite is so effective that it permanently reduces hair by an average of 79% after only three treatments. Even better, you can resume your regular activities immediately following treatment.

*Results and patient experience may vary.


Frequently Asked Questions

Laser hair removal can remove hair from the face (except around the eyes), back, chest, arms, underarms, bikini line, and legs.

Laser hair removal is available for all skin types, including very light and very dark skin, and most hair colors. It still does not work well for grey hair, fine blond hair, or women with hormonal problems such as polycystic ovaries disease. Your provider will determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

Light is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding tissue.

Laser hair removal treatments take just minutes for small areas and about a half hour for larger areas.

Several laser hair removal treatments are recommended for the best results. Your treatment provider can help tailor a plan just for you. You do not need to let hair grow out between treatment sessions.

Most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” at the treatment site during the procedure.

You can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.

Some typical side effects of laser hair removal include a mild sunburn-like sensation (redness), accompanied by some minor swelling immediately following the treatment. These effects may last a few days.

Your treatment provider can provide individualized information on potential side effects with you.