Laser Hair Removal (Light-Based Hair Reduction) – Tacoma, WA

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ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic services offered in the United States. It is a convenient and effective method for the long-term removal of hair throughout the face and body. This laser treatment usually leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and provides great, lasting results compared to other options, such as shaving, waxing, and plucking. Our experienced team at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa in Tacoma, WA perform safe and efficient laser hair removal treatments for both women and men in whatever area they desire, like the legs, back, arms, face, chest, and intimate areas. Using the Cynosure Icon system, receiving laser hair removal at our office could be a great solution for you, as well as save you money.

IDEAL CANDIDATES

Hair removal with the Cynosure Icon system is a gentle treatment that is helpful to many people. At your consultation, we will discuss your needs, concerns, and goals with you to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:

  • Have unwanted facial or body hair
  • Are tired of other techniques for hair removal (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
  • Have light skin and dark hair
  • Are in overall good health

PROCEDURE TECHNIQUE

During your procedure, you will relax in one of our treatment rooms as the necessary areas of your skin are cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and creams. For your treatment, a technician will smooth out the skin to provide a direct path between the hair follicle root and the laser. The energy from the Cynosure Icon laser will target and destroy the hair follicle, which prevents it from growing back. Typically, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to achieve your optimal results. Your sessions will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to change to the active growth phase so they can be treated. The revolutionary laser technology we use at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa is able to target the hair follicle alone, which preserves the skin in the treated area.

WHAT TO EXPECT

While this procedure is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a mild sunburn where the laser has been used. After your treatment, you will be free to resume your daily routine, but you should refrain from strenuous activity or extended time outdoors for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your treatment, we recommend the use of anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to minimize any discomfort.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does laser hair removal cost?
A laser hair removal treatment varies in cost, depending on the size of the treatment area, as well as the number of sessions recommended to attain a smooth result. To help you consider the benefits of choosing laser hair removal, think about the time and energy you currently put into waxing, shaving, or other temporary hair removal methods. By comparison, laser hair removal is typically less expensive overall and will save you time and energy in the long run. Our team will help create a personalized treatment plan for you, which will include the total number of sessions you require, as well as your costs.

Is laser hair removal permanent?
An effective treatment, laser hair removal offers long-lasting results. While you can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it's only considered semi-permanent because some hair may continue growing, depending on how it was affected during your treatments. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair will be dormant after their treatment plan is complete. Even if stray hairs pop up, patients find that they are very easy to manage. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any stragglers or new growth as well.

Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Follicles grow in cycles. While some hair follicles are in a live growing phase, others are dormant. Since each hair follicle emerges in various stages, multiple treatments are usually recommended to target each hair while it is growing. Scheduling your sessions over a period of several weeks will allow you to get better, smoother results.

Does laser hair removal hurt?
Your laser hair removal session may cause minor discomfort, but this is not often considered painful. Most patients may feel a slight sting when the laser targets and removes the hair follicle. We can apply a numbing ointment to the surface of the skin prior to the start of the treatment session upon request. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they report that laser hair removal causes much less soreness than getting waxed.

Which laser is best to remove hair?
There are many great lasers available. Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa offers state-of-the-art hair removal technology for men and women with most hair types and colors, like the Cynosure Icon system. The models we carry are the Lux G, Lux R, and Lux 4--1540. This laser we invested in provides impressive results, and we continue to upgrade our office as newer technology enters the marketplace. We encourage you to ask us about our laser system during your one-on-one consultation.

GET RID OF YOUR RAZORS TODAY

If you're tired of wasting energy, money, and time on shaving, plucking, and waxing, schedule a consultation to learn more about the laser hair removal treatments offered at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa in Tacoma, WA. Laser hair removal carried out by a skilled member of our team can help you get smoother skin by effectively targeting unwanted hair throughout the face and body.

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