Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is possible with all skin tones and most hair colors. The process works best for light skin with dark hair However, it can be highly effective for darker skin or other hair colors. Many factors can influence the overall treatment process and the total number of sessions.

A minimum of 5 treatments are required to successfully remove all unwanted hair from a particular body area. Your hair grows in cycles and only those follicles that are actively growing at the time of treatment will be affected.

A single laser treatment to a small area, such as your upper lip area, can be completed in as little as 10 minutes. Larger areas, such as your full back, require an hour or more to complete. You can expect mild redness (similar to a sunburn) and minimal swelling (similar to goosebumps) on your skin immediately following a laser treatment. These symptoms can last from 1 hour to 2-3 days, depending upon your skin tone.

The laser treatment feels like a mild sting, (similar to a rubber band snap). Depending upon which laser is determined to be best for your needs, the methods of minimizing any discomfort are simple and will be discussed with you at the complimentary consultation. If the discomfort level is more than you wish to tolerate, we have a very effective topical anesthetic available.

 

There is often no immediate change. The hair that has been destroyed will not start to fall out for 1-3 weeks. Do not worry if you do not see an obvious change immediately after your first treatment. We at Merrill Permanent Cosmetics and Laser Center always want our patients to call us with any questions or concerns. All consultations and treatments must be scheduled in advance to allow us the time required to provide you with the best care and service available.
 

Our Lasers

Merrill Permanent Cosmetic and Laser Center offers 2 extremely effective lasers for the removal of unwanted hair. All skin tones and most hair colors can now be effectively treated with minimum effort and discomfort. Both of our lasers are cleared by the FDA for Permanent Hair Reduction. 

The unique Candela GentleLASE™ is a long pulse, high-energy alexandrite laser system. This system passes a gentle beam of laser light through the skin to the hair follicle where it is transformed into heat energy, which disables the hair follicle and subsequent hair growth.

The Candela GentleLASE™ Laser utilized a revolutionary, dynamic cooling device (DCD), to cool and protect the surface layer of your skin. This DCD is a patented system unavailable with any other laser hair removal system. The DCD is a precisely controlled cryogen spray that is automatically applied to your skin just prior to the laser beam application.

A light burst of cryogen is sprayed through the hand piece tip just prior to the laser pulse.

The high-energy laser light passes through the epidermis, into the dermis layer of the skin where the hair follicle is located. The heat- energy in the laser light disables future hair growth.

The innovative Altus Vantage™ ND:YAG laser system allows treatment of dark ethnic skin tones and tanned skin. One week of no tanning is required before AND after laser treatments. The Vantage™ generates intense, long-pulse light through a hand piece. The laser's chilled hand piece is placed gently on the skin and glides along as pulses of light are delivered from the laser.
 

Additional Services

Why Merrill?

Over 25 years experience in permanent cosmetic and laser hair removal

More than 20,000,000 hairs permanently destroyed.

Every client's service is personalized to meet both their needs and budget.

 

Laser Hair Removal

  • Laser hair removal is possible with all skin tones and most hair colors. The process works best for light skin with dark hair However, it can be highly effective for darker skin or other hair colors. Many factors can influence the overall treatment process and the total number of sessions.

  • A minimum of 5 treatments are required to successfully remove unwanted hair from a particular body area. Your hair grows in cycles and only those follicles that are actively growing at the time of treatment will be affected.

  • Merrill Permanent Cosmetic and Laser Center offers two extremely effective lasers (Candela GentleLASE™ and  Altus Vantage™) for the reduction of unwanted hair. All skin tones and most hair colors can now be effectively treated with minimum effort and discomfort. Both of our lasers are cleared by the FDA for Permanent Hair Reduction.

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Permanent Cosmetics

  • Permanent Cosmetics, also known as Micro-pigmentology or cosmetic tattooing is a method of applying natural or synthetic pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. This technique has been medically developed and specifically designed for safe, permanent application. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of enhancements such as defining eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color.
  • Permanent makeup makes it possible to look better around the clock and eliminates the morning drudgery of applying makeup. When you look better all of the time, you feel better. Plus you'll have more time to spend on things you want like more time with the family and leisure activities.

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