Finally Say Goodbye to your Razor
One of the upsides to this colder weather, and the layers we begin to pile on this time of year, is that we don’t need to worry as much about shaving and keeping up with the tedious task of hair removal. But, it’s also an opportunity to get rid of unwanted hair permanently so that when we do bust out the tank tops and bathing suits again, we aren’t burdened with regular shaving and the skin irritation that can come along with it.
How does It Work?
You need to refrain from tweezing, waxing for at least 4 weeks before treatment (so stop that now if you want to get started this winter!). You can shave the day before or the day of a treatment.
At Flawless Med Spa, our Cynosure Elite Plus laser treats all skin types from fair to dark including all ethnic origins. The laser works by passing through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle, destroying the bulb from future growth, and permanently reducing hair growth in the area you are treating.
Wait…isn’t this the same as electrolysis?
No. It is definitely not the same as electrolysis. But I do get asked that question often! So here’s the deal. The major difference is that electrolysis can only treat one hair follicle at a time and works by putting small needle into the hair follicle in order to destroy it with electrical current. Electrolysis can be used on all skin and hair color combinations, and laser hair removal only works on darker hair.
How many treatments do I need?
At Flawless Med Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we recommend 8 treatments to get 85%-95% clearance.
Amount of time between treatments?
The time between treatments is dependent on the area we are treating on the body. We like to see patients every 4 weeks if we are treating the face, ever 6 weeks if it is their torso and every 8 weeks if we are treating the arms or legs.
Can I do this on my lunch break?
Yep! There is no real downtime from this treatment. If you are treating your upper lip, there may be some minimal redness and but you can apply makeup after the treatment. Other than that, you will have no problem popping in for a session and heading back to your day.
Ideal areas for treatment?
Pretty much any area that you have unwanted hair is ideal for laser hair removal, with a few exceptions like the ears.
How much does it cost?
We offer an affordable monthly membership starting at only $75 per month. To learn more about Laser Hair Removal at Flawless Med Spa, call us at 505-888-1185 to schedule a free consultation with one of our nurses.