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Laser Hair Removal



Laser Hair Removal

Even though Avant Garde offers laser hair removal, we can’t express enough how much time an individual gets from never having to pick up a razor, tweezer or wax products ever again. Laser hair removal breaks the habit of constantly removing unwanted hair all with burning the roots of the hair. Did you know that laser hair removal has three benefits we look over? The laser in the machine has the ability to be precise on locating dark coarse hairs while leaving surrounding areas undamaged. The speed of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. It can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. That’s quick! The best part? About ninety percent of patients have permanently removed the unwanted hair in three to five sessions!

The procedure can go from 15 minutes to an hour depending on the part of body you wish to remove. Speaking from experience, the laser feels no more than a rubber band slapping the skin. We have provided the best care in using cooling packs and medical advice to prevent bruising, blistering and that ‘sunburn feeling’ before and after your session. Packages are available as well as a la carte options.

Laser Hair Removal in Coral Gables

We offer laser hair removal services in our Coral Gables hair salon where we feature the Gentle YAG Candela Laser. This is one of the fastest most powerful lasers on the market today.

GentleYAG laser hair removal can be used for any area of the skin which has unwanted hair, including the face, neck, chest, back, bikini area, underarms, arms and legs.

This laser procedure may be used on women and men, and from teenagers to seniors. Any skin type may be treated including Asian and African American skin types. The hair must be pigmented, either brown or black. Because the laser targets pigment, blonde and gray hairs cannot be removed with the GentleYAG.

Below is one of our luxurious and clean spa rooms where we perform laser hair removal procedures.


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Laser Hair Removal Treatment Room at Avant-Garde Salon and Spa


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The GentleYAG Laser is a powerful and versatile machine to use for unwanted hair and works on several different skin types.

Why did we choose GentleYAG for our Coral Gables Hair Salon?

·         Because it’s powerful

26,333 watts of peak power and capable of delivering fluences up to 600 J/cm2 for vascular applications, and hair removal energies in pulse durations as short as 3ms for unparalleled treatment efficacies, especially finer hairs.

·         Because it’s versatile

Non-ablative treatment, including fine lines and wrinkles, and for pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), or beard bumps, leg and facial spider veins.

·         Because it treats all skin types

Deep penetration with minimal scattering of laser energy makes the GentleYAG ideal for all skin types, especially dark and tanned skin.

Does laser hair removal hurt? When the laser is applied to the skin, customers feel some stinging, similar in sensation to a little pinch on your skin. We apply an anesthetic cream to the area being treated for 30 minutes prior to the procedure. This ensures your comfort during the treatment.

After the customer has had the topical anesthetic cream on for 30 minutes, a cool gel is applied to the area being treated. Dark glasses are worn to protect the customer’s eyes from the light. With the customer in a comfortable, relaxed position, the GentleYAG hand piece is applied to the skin.

How long does it take? The length of the treatment varies, from fifteen minutes to an hour or more, depending on which area is being treated.

In general, customers have two to six treatments, approximately every four to six weeks. Customers with darker skin types may require more treatments.

What will my skin look like afterwards? The appearance of the skin after using the GentleYAG Laser varies from customer to customer, depending on their skin type and area treated. Most customers report experiencing redness and some swelling of the treated area with mild discomfort similar to the sensation of a light sunburn. This may last from an hour to a day. Hair from the treated area may shed. You should be able to return to your usual activities right away.

Cold compresses applied to the treated area help to reduce redness, swelling and discomfort. Customers may shave carefully as soon as the day after their treatment. Customers notice that treated hairs will shed during the week or two following treatment. Gradually, it becomes apparent that some hairs are not re-growing while others are finer.

It is important to protect all your skin from the sun using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day as well as sun protective clothing.

The GentleYAG Laser causes significant hair reduction in the areas treated. After two to six treatments, most customers are satisfied with the results. These effects are permanent, although a touch up may be required from time to time. In some people, complete hair removal may not be attained.

If you’d like to schedule a laser hair removal appointment, please call our salon at (305) 442-8136 and we’d be happy to give you any additional information you might need. We are located at 155 Miracle Mile in the heart of Coral Gables.


Laser Hair Removal in Coral Gables

If you live in Coral Gables or near Coconut Grove, Brickell or downtown Miami and you’re looking for a lasting solution to unwanted hair, then you should consider laser hair removal at Avant-Garde Salon and Spa.

“Why?” you may ask. Because our facilities are clean, our staff is professional and our licensed Electrologists are under the supervision of Dr. Vijay Sharma who is a double Board certified facial plastic surgeon with offices here in Coral Gables.

Feel free to learn more on our web site

Right now, laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures. It’s considered a safe and effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair from:

  • the bikini area,
  • under arms,
  • legs, chest,
  • back (for gents),
  • and even your face.

Cuts, nicks, razors and bumps will all be things of the past if you decide to become one of the millions of people who choose laser hair removal instead of shaving or waxing. This is procedure is effective for both women and men.

The length of a laser hair removal session can range from a few minutes to no longer than 45 minutes – obviously depending on the size of the area being treated. After several sessions, you’ll experience a long-term reduction of hair in the treated area.

We use a Candela® and GentleYAG® because these brands offer fast treatments with fewer laser pulses.

When you contact us for a consultation, we’re happy to tell you more about our laser hair removal process and the necessary preparations you should make before your appointment.


Choosing the right hair salon in Coral Gables

The topic of today’s blog is to help people make the right decision when they are choosing a new hair salon. Since we are located in Coral Gables, we’ll focus our attention on those of you living near Brickell, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables.

Obviously, there are many choices to consider but we wanted to share with you why Avant-Garde Salon and Spa is the right choice for you. Here’s a short-list of some really good reasons to consider our salon next time you need a switch. Here’s an introductory video to Avant-Garde that’ll show you a little about us!

1. We’ve been servicing Coral Gables, Miami and surrounding neighborhoods for over 30 years.

2. We have some amazing Stylists that have more than ample training in hair color and styling.We also retail only quality hair and skin products, so if you are looking for quality products, we’re very well stocked.

3. Beauty is our passion, however, we understand that the customer experience matters most to you. We make every attempt to provide you with the most welcoming experience in our salon.

4. We are a full service salon. That means we can take care of your hair, nails, skin and body. We offer Laser Hair Removal and Permanent Makeup application. Whatever your beauty needs might be, we’re confident we have you covered!

5. We are conveniently located in the heart of Coral Gables on Miracle Mile, so after you visit the salon, there are so many other things you can do as well!

We know that choosing a new Stylist or salon is a big decision and we want you to know that we understand that. We encourage you to visit us, look around and feel the energy in the salon. We’re sure once you try us, you’ll be glad you did!

If you’re a first-timer, visit us on Wednesdays or Thursdays and you’ll get 20% any service.

We’re located at 155 Miracle Mile and you can call (305) 442-8136 to schedule an appointment.