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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Permanent hair reduction is a reality with the latest advances in laser technology.

Dr Haston offers multiple laser systems making Apex the most advanced comprehensive hair removal center in South Florida. Most hair removal centers have one or, at most, two systems, and treatments are performed by technicians.

At Apex all laser hair removal procedures are performed by Dr Haston and he will select the most appropriate laser device and laser setting for each patient. This customized treatment allows the patient to get the best results, the least side effects, and the best hair removal value.Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments to achieve long term results. Hair on the body cycles through three phases of growth: an active phase, a resting phase, and a dormant phase. The laser can destroy the follicle only when a hair is present in the follicle, that is, when the follicle is in the active growth phase. Thus, several treatments are necessary to catch hairs while they are in the active growth phase. Growth cycles vary depending on the area of the body and other factors, such as hormones. Anywhere from 3 to 8 treatments at 4 to 8 week intervals may be necessary to achieve satisfactory hair reduction. Most patients can expect an 85% reduction in hair. The few remaining hairs are typically thinner, lighter in color,and cosmetically more acceptable.Men, in particular, seem sometimes hesitant to ask about hair removal for private areas.

At Apex we are comfortable removing hair from any body area, including the face, the neck, the back, the shoulders, the armpits, the genitals, the buttocks, and the bikini area. Your treatments are one-one-one with the doctor, and he will make you comfortable with any treatment area you desire.The Cynosure Apogee Elite is the current Rolls Royce of hair removal lasers. It is the most comprehensive hair removal system available today allowing treatment of the broadest range of clients, regardless of skin type, from the lightest to the darkest including tanned skin.

Actually it consists of two separate lasers in one enclosure: the Apogee 5500 Alexandrite laser (755 nm) and the Acclaim 7000 Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm). The Elite became available in May of 2004, and Apex was one of the first ten sites in the U.S. to use this laser technology.

Click here for more information on the Apogee EliteThe Apogee 5500 Alexandrite is the most advanced Alexandrite laser on the market. The 5500 allows for more personalized treatments, accounting for differences in hair color, hair texture, and skin color. In fact, Cynosures Apogee Alexandrite lasers have been shown to be the most efficient hair removal lasers on the market when compared head to head with the other two most popular hair removal lasers, the GentleLase and the LightSheer. Alexandrite lasers are best suited for light skinned persons with no tan.The Acclaim 7000 Nd:YAG laser isbest suited for persons with dark skin or persons with a tan. We can treat patients even 48 hours after the beach with this laser. However, treatments with the Acclaim tend to be more painful and less efficient than Alexandrite laser treatments (this is the case with all Nd:YAG lasers, such as the CoolGlide). We highly recommend that you wait until your tan fades before having treatments, if possible. The Acclaim is by far the most advanced long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser on the market, with multiple enhanced settings and superior skin cooling over the popular CoolGlide. Many patients travel to Apex from out of state just to have treatments with the Acclaim 7000.The MediLux Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system offers two hair removal modalities. Lux Y treatments are very quick and relatively inexpensive, and Lux Y produces excellent short-term hair loss, lasting longer than traditional waxing with much less pain and no ingrown hairs or irritation. Lux Rs treatments are higher in energy, mildly more uncomfortable and time-consuming, but produce more permanent hair loss per treatment session than those with Lux Y. Click here for more information on the MediLux IPL system.

With all laser removal modalities, sun avoidance before and after treatment is very important to achieve the best results. Although we are able to treat tanned skin as early as one week after the beach, Dr Haston will be able to use higher laser power and achieve better hair removal when the skin is at its lightest. It is also important not to wax or pluck the hair for 3 or 4 weeks prior to treatment.

Shaving is permitted at any time during the treatment series.Please call us at 954-484-0300 for additional information and to arrange your personal consultation.