Vellus hair is a type of human hair that is short, fine and translucent and is found on the upper lip, cheeks, arms and legs, backs, on the back of toes and fingers and on the chest.Vellus hair develops during childhood and everyone has it. Vellus hair can be darker in some people particularly in those with darker complexions. When it is darker, it becomes more noticeable and for this reason many people, particularly women, want to get rid of it. Laser treatment is available to remove vellus hair from all parts of the body. It is fast and effective with minimal damage to the surrounding skin.
So when you’re considering a vellus hair removal treatment… Be Sure it’s Cynosure!
How does it work?
A laser is directed through the skin to the hair follicle, where it stops growth.
How long does it last?
The treatment is long lasting but often maintenance treatments may be required.
What areas can be treated?
The treatment is effective on the face, arms, legs, back and chest or anywhere where vellus hair is present.
Are there any side-effects?
The treatment area may become inflamed and red but this should subside within 1-2 hours. Avoiding the sun before having the treatment may make the results more effective.
How long before I can resume normal activities?
Downtime is minimal. You may experience redness after the treatment which may last less than 1-2 hours. But you can resume daily activities immediately following a treatment.