Laser Hair Removal
This treatment is ideal for areas of unwanted or excess hair growth. We can accomodate all skin types with our Candela GentleYag® and Gentlelase® Lasers. Treatment costs are based on time scheduled.
What is Laser Hair Reduction?
Laser hair reduction is ideal for areas of unwanted or excess hair growth. Laser hair reduction allows you to enjoy smooth skin without worrying about shaving, waxing, or plucking. At Maxwell Aesthetics, we can accommodate all skin types with our Candela GentleYag® and Gentlelase® Lasers. Treatment costs are based on time scheduled.
Who is a Candidate for Laser Hair Reduction?
The ideal candidate for laser hair removal has unwanted darker hair and a lighter skin tone. This is beneficial because most laser hair reduction technologies target the pigment within the hair follicles, meaning that those with darker skin tones can be susceptible to damage. However, a wider range of skin types and tones can be accommodated with modern laser technologies, so a consultation is recommended. During a consultation, the treatment area can be examined by a professional who can understand whether you are a good candidate and which type of laser will be best for you.
What is the Laser Hair Reduction Procedure Like?
During your laser hair reduction procedure, you will be given protective eyewear and a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area. A hand-held laser device will then be applied to the skin, where it will direct lasers to the intended area. This process can typically be completed very quickly, though the total time required will vary depending on the size of the treatment area.
Laser hair reduction requires multiple treatment sessions to achieve your best possible results. This is because the treatment is most effective at targeting hair follicles in a new-growth stage, so spacing sessions over time allows you to treat more follicles in the area. On average, patients will undergo a series of six treatments, which are commonly scheduled about a month apart.
Recovery and Results After Laser Hair Reduction
After laser hair removal, you can expect some sensitivity and redness in the area. These side effects typically resolve within a few hours. The skin will also be photosensitive, so it is important to avoid sun exposure and wear SPF. For this reason, it is usually recommended to schedule your laser hair reduction for the fall and winter months if possible. You should also avoid other hair removal methods, like shaving or waxing, for at least four weeks after your treatment. However, you will be asked to shave or trim the hair the day before a laser hair reduction session.
Following each laser hair reduction session, the hair will fall out over the course of a few days to several weeks. Your final results will not be seen until a few weeks after your last laser hair reduction session. Laser hair removal is not entirely permanent, but new hair growth should be significantly lighter and finer. During your consultation, reasonable expectations for your results can be explained.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about your laser hair reduction options, schedule a consultation with our Med Spa at Maxwell Aesthetics. Call our Tucson, Arizona office at (520) 751-1225 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.