As young teenagers, we were all excited to start shaving! It was a rite of passage into adulthood. We loved having those super smooth legs, hair-free underarms, and even freshly waxed lips and eyebrows. It was an exciting time. Flash forward 5 to 10 years and we are all worn out from the endless shaving and waxing. Wouldn’t it be nice to put an end to the hours of shaving and waxing and still have the smooth, hair-free skin we all desire? With laser hair removal you can also say goodbye to skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and redness.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is an alternative treatment for shaving and waxing. This non-invasive treatment uses concentrated light energy to damage the hair follicle and prevent the growth of hair. At Flawless Med Spa, we use the Cynosure Elite Plus laser to administer our hair removal treatments. A typical laser hair removal treatment takes about 15-60 minutes, depending on the area of the body that is being treated. Patients generally need 8 treatments over time. During the treatment series, the hair will thin and become finer in texture. Your hair will eventually stop regrowing, leaving you hair-free. Common areas of treatment include the back, bikini area, buttocks, legs, face, chest, underarms, and arms.
Am I A Good Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?
Because we use the Cynosure Elite Plus laser for our laser hair removal treatments, we can effectively remove hair from men and women of all skin color and hair colors making nearly everyone a good candidate for this process. It is important that you do not have any skin rashes, infections, open wounds, or dark tans at the time of your treatment.
Patients should not wax, pluck, or undergo electrolysis prior to their treatment because the hairs in each follicle are targeted during the process. While this treatment is safe and effective, women who are pregnant should avoid laser hair removal because any type of laser treatment is discouraged during pregnancy.
Aside from these few exclusions for pregnancy, infection, rashes, and wounds, anyone with unwanted facial or body hair is a good candidate for laser hair removal. The best way to be sure and to answer all of your questions about the procedure is through an in-person consultation with a member of the Flawless Med Spa staff.
Take The Next Step
Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. Call Flawless Med Spa at (505) 888-1185 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are pleased to serve patients throughout the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe areas.