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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Shaving and waxing are annoying, time-consuming, and expensive. Just think about all the money we spend on shave cream, razors, waxing kits, and professional waxing during our lifetime. It definitely adds up. If you are tired of all that shaving and waxing, it’s time to consider laser hair removal, especially with summer just around the corner!

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, our state-of-the-art Cynosure Elite Plus laser, allows us to treat every skin type with minimal discomfort. During the course of eight treatments, the body’s ability to grow and nourish that hair follicle will be diminished until your treatment areas appear hair-free!

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

During laser hair removal, the laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.

When your treatment begins, the nurses will press a hand-held laser to your skin. When the laser is activated, the laser beam will pass through your skin to the hair follicles. The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles. You might feel discomfort similar to a pinprick, but most patients find the discomfort minimal and tolerable. Redness and swelling may occur after each treatment, but will diminish in a few hours and can be treated by applying ice.

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 because the hair on our bodies grows in cycles. 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.

If you are considering laser hair removal, we encourage you to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our dedicated staff. We can answer all of your questions, create an individualized treatment plan, and provide details concerning cost. 

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.


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