What is the HTGT Light-Based Hair Removal System?
HTGT uses the Intense
Pulsed Light (IPL) Hair Removal System. IPL
is a FDA-approved, non-invasive light therapy
device specifically designed to eliminate unwanted
hair from any part of the body. For more information
on the FDA approval, click
Is this LASER hair removal? How is it better?
No. This is not laser
hair removal. Instead, the HTGT Hair Removal
System is a FDA-approved, non-invasive light
therapy device specifically designed to eliminate
unwanted hair from any part of the body. Using
pulsating beams of light, the system reduces
hair in both women and men. Because of the system’s
unique, multiple wavelength spectrum, it’s
the only treatment customized according to an
individual’s skin type, skin color, hair
type and texture. Lasers are unable to allow
for individual customization.
There is no light-based
or laser system that has been FDA approved for
permanent hair removal. The Hair Today Gone
Tomorrow system is approved by the FDA for permanent
hair reduction meaning that although some hair
follicles may be destroyed, others may only
be injured and still produce fine hairs that
will not respond to further treatment. Results
will vary for each person.
Depending on your hair
color and the body part treated, a minimum of
six treatments is recommended each lasting 10-60
minutes depending on the size of the area. Because
hair grows in stages, only hair that is in the
active growth phase can be treated by any existing
system on the market. As dormant hairs become
active during the natural hair growth cycle,
they will require treatment. Most people need
a minimum of 6 treatments for body parts below
the neck and 10 or more treatments for areas
on the face, although individual results vary.
When the pulse of light
reaches the hair follicle, you may feel a mild
pinch similar to the snap of a rubberband. This
sensation disappears in a flash and no local
anesthesia or pain medication is needed.
You may experience some
short-term side effects such as a slight reddening
of the skin or local swelling. These will subside
within a few hours or days and most clients
don’t experience any side effects.
How does HTGT’s treatment compare with
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive procedure
that involves inserting a needle into each hair
follicle, then delivering an electrical charge
to destroy them one at a time. It often requires
years of treatments at regular intervals. In
contrast, the HTGT System treats hundreds of
hair follicles simultaneously and non-invasively.
In just a few minutes, the HTGT System can treat
an area that would take an hour with electrolysis
Yes. HTGT removes all
hair with color from all body parts, including
the chin, upper lip, cheeks, legs, arms, underarms
and back, as well as more sensitive areas like
the ears, nose, chest and bikini line, among
Does the HTGT hair removal system work on dark
Yes. IPL hair removal
works on light, dark and medium skin tones.
However, each individual’s results will
Skin can not have an active tan from the sun,
tanning bed or chemical products during the
time of treatment.
IPL and lasers are color-seeking
devices that draw the machine’s energy
down into the hair follicle to stop the blood
flow and thus stop hair growing in the hair
follicles affected. Because white and gray hair
lack color in the strands, there is currently
no energy-based system that can legitimately
treat white or gray hair. Often blonde hair
does have some color in the strand and if treated
properly it will see some results, however darker
hair generally shows better hair removal. Results
will vary for each individual. A free consultation
is provided to all potential clients so the
technologist can look at the hair and give recommendations.
Although naturally dark skin can be treated,
skin with an active tan from the sun, tanning
bed or chemical product cannot be treated. Because
melanin in the skin is activated during a tan,
there is a chance of burning or blistering the
skin when additional energy from the machine
is applied to tan or sun-exposed skin. There
are claims in the energy-based hair removal
industry that tan skin can be treated, but because
melanin is already activated from the sun, the
energy on the machine has to be turned down
significantly in order to not damage the surrounding
tissue. Because the energy is reduced, it can’t
effectively penetrate the hair follicle and
stop blood flow to reduce hair growth. In our
8 years of testing hair removal equipment HTGT
has found that tan skin cannot effectively be
treated to reduce unwanted hair growth. As a
result, during summer months clients with an
active tan can choose to have their program
put on hold until Fall.
Energy-based hair removal is color-seeking.
The energy from the machine uses the color in
a hair strand as a wick to travel down to the
hair follicle and stop blood flow to that follicle.
Once the blood flow is stopped, the hair follicle
shuts down and no longer produces hair. Sometimes
the hair follicle is only damaged instead of
shutting down completely resulting in a finer,
thinner hair growth while others stop growing
completely. Results will vary for each person.
Does the HTGT system work for women and men?
Yes, both women and
men experience great success with HTGT. As the
leading hair removal company in the Midwest,
we’ve treated thousands of satisfied clients.
TO TOP Question:
Why should I go to HTGT instead of my local
Hair removal is all
we do. Your local spa probably offers numerous
services, from waxing to hair styling to laser
hair removal. Over the years, we’ve amassed
the experience gathered from thousands of procedures
performed every month at multiple locations
across the Midwest. With over 500,000 hair removal
procedures performed, our technologists are
experts in the field.
Our technologists are
certified to use the HTGT Hair Removal System
and individually perform 200 to 300 hair removal
procedures every month. Their 160 hours of training
is intense, thorough and unsurpassed in the
industry. Training includes educational presentations
and hands-on training, in addition to written
assessment by our management team. With over
6,000 hair removal procedures performed every
month, our technologists are experts in their
We’ve been in
business since 1998 and we’re the leading
hair removal company with multiple locations
across the Midwest. From 1998-2005 we treated
over 25,000 women and men with over 500,000
procedures performed. In short, our experience
in the Midwest is unequaled.