Laser Hair Removal
Maine Laser Clinic offers an effective solution to your unwanted Hair. As a simple outpatient procedure, laser hair removal fits easily into your busy schedule. We have been performing laser hair removal for 10 plus years. Our dedicated staff have attended hours of training and participate in yearly continuing education to ensure we’re up-to-date with the latest and greatest technological achievements in LASER treatments.
What kind of laser do you use for laser hair removal?
Maine Laser Clinic uses a state-of-the-art Nd:YAG laser, employing an innovative MicroPulse-1064 technology to achieve new levels of efficacy and gentle treatment of laser hair reduction.
How does the laser remove the hair?
Our laser produces high power laser pulses with a revolutionary 0.65msec pulse duration, which is shorter than the Thermal Relaxation Time of the skin tissue surrounding the follicle. As a result, the laser-generated heat is effectively sealed within the follicle as it doesn’t have time to conduct outward to the surrounding skin.
This results in a substantial increase in treatment efficacy on fair skin and lighter hairs compared to the prior generations of Nd:YAG 1064nm lasers, or even compared to older diode and Alexandrite lasers, as clinical research has shown.
What is a benefit of using an nd:YAG laser for laser hair removal?
Another great benefit our laser is the technology used in the device provides a much higher level of safety and comfort for the treatment of tanned skin or darker skin types, since the laser energy passes through the skin 50 to 500 times faster than those used by traditional long pulse Nd:YAG lasers for hair removal, and does not overheat the epidermal melanin.
Does the laser require cooling to perform a treatment?
Thanks to the clinical research and innovative product development, we now have a laser that performs hair removal without any skin cooling during the treatment and without contact to the skin by the hand piece – a major technological breakthrough!
Visit our Before & After Photos page to see just a few examples.
Are there any side effects associated with laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is the safest and easiest way to remove unwanted hair. Our laser has been used in thousands of procedures, and we know how to effectively remove hair while minimizing pain.
With today’s technology, we are able to precisely target the hair with minimal side effects. The laser energy gently passes through the outermost layer of skin until it reaches the hair follicle. Slight inflammation and limited sensitivity to light are common.
Does laser hair removal work on all hair color?
Unfortunately, not all hair color is created equal. Laser Hair Removal targets melanin in the hair follicle and surrounding tissue. The laser hair removal process damages hair cells, disrupting their production and eventually leading to the loss of hair. Blond, gray and white hair lacks the necessary pigment to absorb laser energy, therefore rendering laser hair removal useless for these hair colors. There are many factors that determine how well laser hair removal works. Hair color is the single most important factor regarding the hair removal process – our Diode laser is more successful with brown hair.
Still concerned? Read through our FAQs or Aftercare Instructions for more information.
What is the cost for laser hair removal?
We offer competitive pricing and will price-match any competitor in our area. Small, such as upper-lip is $75 per session, however. Since you’ll need multiple treatments, it’s advised purchase a package of 6 or more, resulting in significant price reduction per treatment.
Remember, we provide free consultations, so it’s best to come and to speak with one of our providers to discuss a customized package that will work with your budget.