Unwanted hair can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing. You can remove unwanted hair with various over-the-counter, quick-fix hair removal systems, but they are only temporary and typically require additional maintenance efforts. As close to forever as you can get, laser hair removal treatments at AYA™ Medical Spa can provide you with a 92% hair reduction and a razor-free lifestyle*.
Laser hair removal can be performed in almost any area where you have unwanted hair. Most people receive laser hair removal on their face, legs, arms, back, underarms, chest, or bikini area. Due to the staggered nature of the hair growth cycle, in which some hairs are actively growing while others are dormant, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to catch each hair as it enters the “active” growing phase.
Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types and requires little to no recovery time. In rare cases, some patients have reported temporary itching, redness, and minor swelling in the treatment area. Patients often report the treatment itself feeling like a short, pinching or snapping sensation. Although very unusual, scabbing, infection, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation can occur if proper treatment is not performed. Receiving laser hair removal treatments from a well-trained, licensed esthetician can reduce the chance of such side effects as they will test each individual’s skin type and use the appropriate laser and setting.
Hair Removal Options
The GentleMAX™ laser is said to be Candela’s most versatile laser: removing everything from unwanted hair, leg and facial veins, fine lines and wrinkles, vascular and pigmented lesions, and even improving skin laxity. The GentleMAX™ laser covers a larger surface than most (18mm), providing faster treatment. Thanks to the dual wavelength capabilities, the GentleMAX™ laser can safely treat dark skin tones.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal
How does laser hair removal work?
Lasers use light and electric pulses to heat the hair follicle and destroy its root without damaging the surrounding tissue or skin. By targeting the follicle, laser treatment inhibits any future hair growth.
How many laser hair removal treatments are necessary for complete removal?
The number of laser hair removal treatments necessary for complete hair removal varies from person to person and is best determined during a consultation. Most patients require 4-6 hair removal treatments, but the AYA estheticians usually recommend a series of 8 treatments spread out with 6 weeks in between.
Are there side effects from laser hair removal?
During laser hair removal, patients report a snapping feeling. Some patients report minor itching, redness, or swelling in the treatment area that subsides within a few days. Less common side effects include: scabbing, infection, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation. AYA’s licensed estheticians take precautions to minimize these risks by testing the skin to determine the appropriate laser and setting for your hair removal needs.
What type of AYA laser hair removal treatment will best suit my skin and hair color?
A cosmetic consultation is necessary to determine the specific laser treatment needed to meet your hair removal needs. The settings on our lasers can be adjusted depending on your hair and skin color. Darker pigments attract laser, meaning laser hair removal works best on light skin and dark hair. However, AYA Medical Spa offers the latest technology, so limitations are minimal. In fact, our new Candela GentleMAX™ laser is specifically designed for use on dark skin tones.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of laser hair removal varies with each treatment area. Contact us today to request laser hair removal pricing from AYA Medical Spa.
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