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*.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

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. Hair grows in cycles, with some hairs growing while others are in the dormant stage. To effectively remove hair with lasers, multiple treatments are necessary to target each hair while in the active phase of growth. This is because the staggered nature of hair growth makes it difficult to catch all hairs in a single treatment.

patient receiving laser hair removal at AYA

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal utilizes electric pulses and light to heat and destroy the roots of the hair follicle without harming the surrounding skin and tissue. The targeted approach of the lasers not only removes the hair but also inhibits any future growth in that area. This is achieved by targeting the hair follicle, the root of the hair, during the treatment.

Laser hair removal is a safe procedure that can be performed on all skin types and usually does not require any recovery time. However, in rare cases, some patients may experience temporary irritation, such as itching, redness, and minor swelling in the treated area. These side effects are typically mild and resolve on their own within several days. 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

Candela GentleMAX Pro

Candela GentleMAX Pro is a laser hair removal device that uses advanced laser technology to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body. The device uses a dual-wavelength laser system that delivers two different laser types, the Alexandrite laser and the YAG laser, allowing it to treat a wide range of skin and hair types. The GentleMAX Pro is known for its fast treatment times, high efficacy, and low risk of side effects. It uses a cooling system to minimize discomfort during the treatment and provide a more comfortable experience for the patient.

Forever BARE BBL® by Sciton

Forever Bare BBL (BroadBand Light) is a type of hair removal treatment that uses intense pulsed light technology to eliminate unwanted hair. The procedure involves exposing the skin to short pulses of broadband light, which destroys the hair follicles and inhibits future growth. This technology is considered safe and effective for all skin types, and can be used to treat hair on various parts of the body, including the face, legs, arms, and back. The effects of Forever Bare BBL can last for several months, making it a popular alternative to traditional hair removal methods like waxing or shaving. The procedure typically requires several sessions for optimal results, and patients are advised to protect their skin from sun exposure both before and after treatment to reduce the risk of side effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal

How many laser hair removal treatments are necessary for complete removal?

On average, most patient’s need approx. 6-8 treatments.  These sessions are spaced out approximately 4-12 weeks, based on the area being treated.  The exact number of treatments needed may vary based on individual factors.  On average, most clients receiving laser hair removal can expect a 70-80% reduction.

Are there side effects from laser hair removal?

During laser hair removal, a snapping sensation on the skin is normal. Some patients report mild redness, swelling, or itching, in the treatment area that gradually subsides in a couple of days. Less common side effects may 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?

To determine the best laser treatment plan for your hair removal needs, it is necessary to have a cosmetic consultation. Our lasers can be adjusted to different settings based on your hair and skin color to ensure optimal results. During the consultation, our team will assess your specific needs and recommend the appropriate treatment plan. Darker pigments attract laser, meaning laser hair removal works best on light skin and dark hair.

At AYA Medical Spa, we use state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our laser treatments are effective and safe for all skin tones. Our new Candela GentleMAX laser has been specifically designed for use on dark skin tones and can provide excellent results with minimal discomfort. As a result, our clients can benefit from the latest advances in laser technology, regardless of their skin type.

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.

Schedule A Consultation For Laser Hair Removal

Still have questions about laser hair removal or want to make an appointment? Contact us now to schedule a consultation!

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