Let’s just get this out there right away: shaving sucks. Waxing sucks. Literally every temporary hair removal option sucks because you know you’re spending a lot of money on a losing battle. We all know the frustration of shaving your legs and thinking they’re smooth, only to get goosebumps and realize you’re basically a cactus.
Are you ready to hop off of that hassle train and dive into smooth sailing? Our laser hair reduction options offer safe, effective, long term reduction in hair growth for all skin tones and hair types.
Radiant Divine Medical Spa is an established destination for laser hair removal near Cleveland in addition to our other aesthetic procedures, as well as medical-grade skincare products and more. We take a customized approach to each client, using a one hour consultation to understand your concerns and goals.
If you’re considering aesthetic treatments of any kind, your choice in medical spas matters. The Radiant Divine team, led by one of the top 1% of aesthetic injectors in the country, is dedicated to providing nothing but the best possible results with all hair removal services, injections, and more.
Whichever of our convenient Cleveland-area medical spas you choose, we guarantee you get the same great experience. Already want to get started? Request an appointment!
Advanced laser hair reduction options
Traditional laser hair removal has a reputation for taking a long time and being fairly painful. It was often described as feeling like a rubber band snapping deeper in the skin, with a lingering stinging sensation at the skin surface.
That’s not the case anymore! When you choose Radiant Divine for laser hair reduction near Cleveland, you benefit from our advanced options that achieve incredible results with fewer, less painful treatments.
Venus Velocity diode laser hair removal
Velocity is a new, less painful machine that also takes fewer treatments. Safe for treatment anywhere on the face and body, this procedure uses laser energy as well as radiofrequency (RF) energy for maximum effectiveness. Our laser experts can adjust the joules to ensure the most effective and comfortable treatment for each unique patient.
How does hair removal with Velocity work?
Velocity is a diode laser; Diode lasers work by delivering a high level of energy into the skin, where it is absorbed by the melanin that surrounds the hair follicle. It doesn’t harm the tissue surrounding the hair follicle, which makes diode laser hair removal a good choice to zap away unwanted hair.
We safely use Velocity for laser hair removal on all skin tones. Many patients see their best results after a series of 6 to 8 treatments, each of which could take 5 to 45 minutes depending on the area we’re treating.
IPL hair reduction
Intense pulsed light (IPL) pulses light selected from a broad-spectrum into the skin for photorejuvenation and more. The light turns into therapeutic heat that can improve skin and has the power to reduce unwanted hair over the face and body.
How does IPL hair reduction work?
The functionality of IPL is the same as the diode laser—the light is absorbed by melanin and converted to heat, which damages the follicle. IPL is simply a different wavelength of light that may be better suited to some patients.
Like laser hair removal with Velocity, we safely use IPL for hair removal on all skin tones. Many patients see their best results after a series of 6 to 8 treatments, each of which could take 5 to 45 minutes depending on the area we’re treating.
IPL vs laser hair removal
The key difference between laser and IPL is the type of light used. IPL is a broadband pulsed light source, whereas laser is a monochromatic coherent light source. Both methods target the melanin in the hair follicle and deliver permanent results. Energy, frequency and hair color are all determining factors in the efficacy of the treatment, while the light source, whether it is a laser or an intense pulsed flash light plays a minor role.
What matters is who is behind the light! Experienced professionals get better results on more skin and hair types in fewer treatments.
Which procedure is right for me?
When you visit Radiant Divine for laser hair removal, you’ll meet with an expert to discuss your goals. They’ll examine your area(s) of concern and work with you to determine which approach to permanent hair reduction is right for you and your lifestyle.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to laser hair reduction—or any aesthetic treatment! If you’re curious about your options, our team is here to answer all of your questions and make sure you feel totally comfortable with your choices.
Why does laser hair removal take multiple treatments?
Even our amazing laser hair reduction options will require us to schedule 6 to 8 treatments about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Needing multiple appointments spaced strategically doesn’t have to do with the treatment’s effectiveness or a need for healing; it’s all about the cycle of hair growth.
Anagen: The growth phase
During the growth phase, cells in the root area of the hair divide rapidly, causing the hair to grow. Laser hair reduction methods are only effective on hairs that are in the anagen phase because the light is attracted to the rich protein and melanin. So when that melanin converts the light to heat it damages the follicle and results in growth reduction.
A majority of your hair follicles are in anagen at any given time, which is great because it means most patients do see some reduction in their hair growth after just one treatment.
Catagen: The transition phase
Once hairs leave the anagen phase, they begin to transition from active growing. Hair stops growing and just kind of chills out for a few weeks. Typically 5% of hair follicles are in catagen at a time.
Telogen: The resting phase
Telogen is the final phase of hair growth. The hair that stopped growing during catagen continues to hang around until it sheds and the cycle restarts. How long your hair is in telogen varies greatly depending on what part of your body it’s on. Healthy head hair, for example, can stay in telogen for 100 days before falling out.
In order to provide effective reduction in your hair growth, we have to strategically schedule the treatments in order to catch the most hairs in anagen at any given time. These hair growth cycles also explain why you’ll see results come in over time, rather than a sudden fast reduction in the treatment area.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
No. Laser hair removal is not permanent. If a provider tells you it is, they’re not being honest and you should reconsider your choice. Some people see a permanent reduction in their hair growth—meaning years later the hair still grows finer and thinner than before treatment. But to truly experience lasting smoothness, some maintenance treatments here and there will help.
Why can’t it be permanent? Because the human body is amazing! Hair removal with laser or light energies damages the follicles, but we can’t stop them from healing over time. For those who want nothing but hairless skin, this regenerative power may feel like a bug rather than a feature. That’s why you’ve got a partner like Radiant Divine in your corner, helping you achieve your ideal with the least amount of hassle.
Can men get laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal for men is one of the most sought-after aesthetic treatments! Men often have body hair that’s thicker and denser than women, making it more challenging to remove. Shaving leads to ingrown hairs, and waxing is often even more painful for men.
Men and women typically get laser hair removal performed in the same areas, but men can find additional benefits. Laser hair removal on the neck can stop collar rash from forming, and our technology allows us to tackle all facial hair. That includes hair between your eyebrows, on your cheeks, and your sideburns.
Ready to get your Radiant on?
If you’re ready to invest in long term skin health and beauty, you’re ready for Radiant Divine Medical Spa. We never lose sight of what matters: happy clients who feel taken care of and love their look. We keep things comfortable and welcoming for everyone who walks through our doors.
Because honestly, keeping things fun creates a better experience for everyone! We’re all friends here; we know great results come when you feel absolutely at ease throughout the entire process. Let’s get the conversation started! Request an appointment or check out our neat virtual consultation.
Get started at one of our convenient locations
We’re here to serve you! You can find us at any one of our accessible med spas near Cleveland. The best part? The Radiant Divine team is the Radiant Divine team. We don’t consider ourselves as separate based on our locations. So, if it’s easier for you to take an appointment in Brecksville one day and more convenient to hit up Chagrin Falls the next it’s no problem at all!
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