I have to admit that I’d been curious about permanent Laser Hair Removal for some time- come on ladies, wouldn’t it be nice not to have to shave your legs ever again?! I didn’t really know where to go, or even what types of questions to ask about this procedure. Then I learned that CNY Healing Arts offered this service and since I had already had several other treatments at there I felt totally comfortable inquiring about this service. And, as it turned out the esthetician that had done my facial was also the one who did the laser treatments.
I learned that the laser is designed to target melanin, which gives skin and hair its color. Because of the laser’s selective absorption of photons it can only remove dark hair. In fact, someone with dark, coarse hair with light skin is the ideal candidate for this treatment. Hey, lucky me! Who knew that my pesky dark, coarse hair and pale skin would ever be the ideal for anything?
At my first appointment I was told that most people need 4-8 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart. My esthetician told me that the laser does cause a stinging sensation when it’s used so for a slight extra fee we could use a numbing cream on the area that was going to be treated. I agreed to use the numbing cream, which worked great! I didn’t feel a thing during the entire treatment. As is customary for CNY Healing Arts, the treatment room was beautiful, warm, comfortable, with soothing music playing quietly in the background. After the procedure was complete, the esthetician went over some after care with me. She said that if any redness or itching occurred to put a simple anti-itch cream on the area and to avoid sun and heat on the treated area for several days, and if I had any questions to give her a call directly.
The after care went totally smoothly and I’ve been back for several more laser treatments. I can see a huge difference in the amount of hair re growth and in its thickness. For anyone interested in laser hair removal, I would highly recommend giving CNY Healing Arts a call and inquiring for yourself… in the meantime you can bet that I’ll be there every 4 weeks!
Contact information for all three locations:
191 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205
2244 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
38A Old Sparrowbush Road, Latham, NY 12110