Laser Hair Removal
Skin Spa New York can help you get rid of hair permanently with a spa laser treatment at our offices in New York or Boston. Are you tired of shaving and waxing? Would you like to avoid razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and acne-like breakouts when you shave? Laser hair removal does all that and more.
What are the benefits of this specialty spa treatment? Some of them include:
- Permanent removal or diminishment of unwanted hair for men and women
- Fast and efficient treatments that are safe for all skin types
- Long-term cost savings
Experience a 70% to 90% permanent removal of unwanted hair by laser technique in just six treatments and free yourself from the constant and endless cycle of shaving, waxing, or plucking. We utilize multiple laser technologies so we can safely treat all skin types and hair textures. Our licensed laser technicians will customize a laser hair removal program that provides you with the safest, most effective results possible.
Please arrive at your laser hair removal appointment clean-shaven.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Generally, individuals with coarse, dark hair receive the best results from laser hair removal. All skin types can be safely treated. Generally, individuals with blonde, red or very thin hair are not good candidates for laser hair removal.
What lasers does Skin Spa New York use?
Skin Spa New York uses the full range of Cutera lasers including its Nd: YAG laser, the Vantage, which is safe on all skin types, especially dark and sun-tanned skin, and its ProWave device which is an IPL laser that has the power ranges and efficacy of an Alexandrite Laser and Diode Laser.
How do lasers work?
Lasers safely and effectively remove unwanted hair by concentrating a beam of light at a hair that is in an “active” growth mode. The light is absorbed by the skin’s pigment which damages the hair follicle to prevent or diminish future growth. The heat from the laser destroys or damages the hair follicle without damaging the skin.
How many treatments do I need?
Generally, our clients see a 70% - 90% reduction in unwanted hair in 6 treatments every 4 – 6 weeks. Factors impacting results include hair density and color, the hair’s growth cycle and the area being treated. Generally darker, coarser hair has better results while thinner, lighter hair is more difficult to remove.
Why do I need to wait 4 – 6 weeks between treatments?
There are three phases of hair growth: Active (Anagen); Regressive (Catagen) and In-active (Telogen). Lasers effectively treat only those hairs that are in an active growth phase at the time of treatment. Over the course of the 6 treatments, most of your body’s hair will be in an Active growth phase and can, therefore, be treated effectively.
What will I notice after my treatments and over the course of my treatments?
During your treatment, some hairs may pop out of their follicles. Then over the following 2 – 3 weeks, hair that has been damaged will break free from the follicles and fall out. The hair that does grow back will be more sparse and thinner. Generally, as you go through your treatment program, you’ll see increasing results until you have a 70% - 90% reduction in unwanted hair.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe? Who performs the treatments?
Yes, laser hair removal treatments are extremely safe and are performed by our certified laser specialists who are state-licensed estheticians under the guidance of our medical directors.
What does that treatment feel like? Does it hurt?
It generally depends on the individual. However, a slight stinging sensation may occur when the laser pulses. And some areas of the body tend to be more sensitive than others. If you like, we have topical numbing cream available which can be applied 30 minutes before a treatment to minimize discomfort.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatment time is mostly dependent upon the body area being treated and amount of hair growth, with smaller areas such as the lip or chin taking a few minutes whereas legs may take up to 45 minutes.
How do I prepare for my laser hair removal treatment?
We recommend that individuals shave the day before their treatment so that your skin is smooth. This will increase the efficacy of your treatment and diminish any discomfort. You should never wax while you are undergoing laser hair removal.
Is Laser Hair Removal affordable? What is the price?
Yes! If you compare the cost of laser hair removal to the lifetime cost of shaving or waxing, laser hair removal is very affordable and will safe you both time and money. The price of laser hair removal depends upon the body areas being treated.
Finally, what areas of the body can be treated?
Virtually all areas of the body can be safely and effectively treated. If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal, or you want to make an appointment for this spa service, contact us today.