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Laser Hair Removal in Washington DC and Olney



CSI Locations:
Olney, MD Location
18111 Prince Phillip Drive
Suite 120
Olney, MD 20832

Washington, DC Location
4400 MacArthur Blvd NW
Suite 102A
Washington D.C., 20007


Laser Hair Removal in Washington, DC


LightSheer Diode is clinically documented and proven to deliver results, and effectively treats the broadest patient population.

With thousands of units in the field, LightSheer has become the most popular photoepilation system in the world and the best solution for expanding today’s aesthetic practice.


What is the Laser Hair Removal process?

Laser Hair Removal gently removes unwanted hair, putting an end to routine shaving and waxing. The LightSheer Diode treats more than one hair at a time, making it possible to treat larger areas such as back, shoulders, arms, legs and face.


Prior to treatment, the hairs will be shaved. We typically recommend applying a topical numbing cream 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your appointment. The topical numbing cream reduces the minor discomfort associated with the Laser Hair Removal process.


Treatment times vary from as little as 15 minutes for areas such as the chin and neck, to a few hours for extensive areas such as the legs, back and chest.


What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

• Larger areas may be treated using lasers as opposed to electrolysis, waxing or tweezing.


• Laser Hair Removal is effective on almost any area of the body where smoother, younger, hair-free skin is desired.


• The LightSheer Diode ET is the first system to provide permanent hair reduction using state-of-the-art, high-power diode technology.


How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair’s growth cycle.


Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth.


Age, ethnicity, weight hormones, deit, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair’s location, thickness and resilience.


IPL Laser Hair Removal in Olney, MD


Are you tired of shaving, waxing and suffering from those annoying bumps and cuts?  There is a safe and effective alternative to hair removal.  It is an IPL hair removal system that offers permanent hair reduction.  Cosmetic Skin Institute offers IPL hair removal utilizing one of the most effective hair removal equipment available on the market,  the Starlux by Palomar Medical Technologies.


What is Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal and how does it work?

The IPL Hair Removal system involves selective photothermolysis.  In other words, the IPL Hair Removal is directed specifically for hair in that it selectively targets the melanin (color) of the hair and the texture. In this process, it ultimately destroys the hair follicle.  The energy emitted through the IPL system is delivered to the area and the hair follicles are destroyed.


How does it feel?

Everyone has a different reaction to what is perceived as discomfort or pain.  However, most patients describe treatments as a warm to hot sensation on the skin or a tolerable sting similar to that of waxing.  For sensitive clients, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin 45 minutes to an hour prior to the treatment.


How long will the treatment take?

In terms of a single treatment, depending on the area to be treated, the chin and upper lip may take five minutes and both legs could take an hour and a half.  To achieve permanent hair reduction, an average of three to five treatments may be necessary depending on skin type and body area.  The frequency between treatments is about six to eight weeks.


What side effects can be seen and is there anything I should avoid?

Side effects are very minimal; however, temporary side effects may result in redness and a hive-like appearance with some crusting or scabbing where the hair may be singed or destroyed.  Scabbing may last about three to five days and an antibiotic ointment should be applied to the area twice a day until complete healing is achieved.  You should avoid tanning or waxing the treatment areas.  Tanned skin makes it difficult for the equipment to pick up the pigment in the hair and could also cause lightening of the skin.  Waxing should be avoided because the hair follicle must be present in order for the equipment to detect the hair.


What kind of skin types and hair colors can be treated?

The IPL Hair Removal system is effective on all skin types and hair color except white hair, grey hair, and blonde fuzz.  Most systems target the pigment inside the hair.  No pigment – no results.


How much do the IPL Hair Removal treatments cost?

The cost varies due to the size of the area treated and the number of treatments necessary.  Generally, you can expect to receive four to five treatments, but you can stop treatments when you are satisfied with your results. Treatment costs are very reasonable and will vary from client to client.  The exact cost per treatment will be discussed during consultation.


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    18111 Prince Philip Drive Suite 120
    Olney, MD 20832
    Phone: (301)570-0030

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    Washington, DC 20007
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