Ultra Smooth = Ultra Sexy with Laser Hair Reduction
For an effective and lasting way to get rid of body hair, laser hair reduction is ideal. Commercially available since the 1990s, laser hair reduction is a convenient option for unwanted hair, and the technology has only improved. It is also one of the most requested treatments at our medical spa locations in Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn about laser hair reduction, most often referred to as laser hair removal, below.
Laser Hair Reduction vs Laser Hair Removal: Is There a Difference?
The processes of laser hair reduction and laser hair removal are identical. The only true difference is in the wording. In many cases, people will see complete removal of hair after a series of six treatments. However, it is impossible to guarantee complete removal. For that reason, many high-quality treatment providers refer to the procedure as laser hair reduction rather than removal. This helps to ensure that all individuals know what to expect from the treatment. Our providers will give you an overview of what to expect in terms of results from your laser hair reduction procedures.
What to Expect From Laser Hair Reduction at Ultra Smooth Skin
In laser hair reduction at Ultra Smooth Skin, you can expect to begin with a brief consultation. Then, you can start the laser hair reduction treatment. This treatment uses a laser to pass over the specific area of the body you wish to target. As the laser passes through your skin, the heat it produces is absorbed by the hair follicle. This inhibits the growth of the hair follicle. Over time, this can cause the hair to stop growing, fall out and even be prevented from growing back. This FDA-cleared procedure can remove most, if not all, of the hair in the treatment areas. You'll be able to enjoy the smooth, hair-free skin you've always dreamed of without the hassle of shaving, waxing or other time-consuming hair removal methods.
The Laser Hair Removal Consultation
The laser hair removal process at Ultra Smooth Skin starts with a consultation. This is the time for you to learn more about the procedure and ask any necessary questions. Our providers will work with you to determine if your hair will be adequately treated using laser hair removal. We will also give you instructions on how to prepare for your first appointment.
The Laser Hair Reduction Procedure
You and your provider will both wear protective eye coverings to keep the laser beam light from hurting your eyes. The handheld laser hair removal device is then used to make several passes over the treatment area, using the light to target the hair follicles while a burst of cool air is used to keep you comfortable and cool. After the treatment is completed, you will receive postcare instructions and schedule a follow-up appointment for your next treatment.
Laser Hair Removal Results and Follow-up Treatments
For the best results, you'll want to schedule six laser hair reduction treatments spaced out over a few months. This allows for regrowth so that the lasers can continue to target the pigment of the hair follicles. After each treatment, you'll notice less regrowth. You might even physically see some hair shedding, showcasing the effectiveness of each treatment. Follow-up treatments should be scheduled approximately two weeks apart, meaning that all six sessions can fit within a three-month window.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
It is normal to have questions about a treatment like laser hair reduction. Get all the answers to some of the most common questions below.
- How does laser hair reduction work?
- Why should I choose Ultra Smooth Skin for laser hair removal?
- How many treatments are required for best results?
- Who is a good candidate for laser hair reduction?
- Who shouldn't get laser hair removal?
- What areas can be treated with laser hair reduction?
- Where will my laser hair removal treatments be performed?
- Is laser hair reduction painful? Is anesthesia available?
- What are the potential side effects with laser hair removal?
How does laser hair reduction work?
Just like the name suggests, laser hair reduction utilizes a laser to permanently reduce and remove hair and prevent regrowth. The small, handheld laser converts to heat once it passes through the skin barrier. Then, it can target the hair you want gone. Several treatments can inhibit hair growth and provide the silky, smooth skin you're searching for.
Why should I choose Ultra Smooth Skin for laser hair removal?
With three offices in the Phoenix area, Ultra Smooth Skin is convenient. In addition, our staff members include licensed professionals and certified laser technicians. Ultra Smooth Skin owner and certified aesthetic nurse practitioner Lisa Williams is also licensed by the State of Arizona to teach other providers how to administer laser hair removal and laser skin treatments. This means you'll get quality treatment and peace of mind about the procedure.
How many treatments are required for best results?
For the best results, you will want to have six treatments of laser hair reduction. Every treatment targets a new cycle of hair growth, ensuring that most or all of the hair is removed. In some cases, you can follow up in a year or two or maintain hair removal.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair reduction?
Both men and women can benefit from laser hair reduction. Whether you want to remove hair on your upper lip, your legs, your chest or your bikini line, laser hair removal can be an ideal long-term and cost-effective solution. The best candidates are typically those with lighter skin and darker hair. Because the lasers target the melanin or pigment of the hair follicle, the combination of light skin and dark hair may see the best and fastest results. This doesn't mean having darker skin automatically means you can't receive treatment. There are many laser hair removal devices, and technology improves all the time. The best way to learn if you're a good candidate for laser hair reduction is to call our office, ask questions, and schedule a consultation.
Who shouldn't get laser hair removal?
If you want instant results in 24 hours or less, laser hair removal might not be right for you. If you have tattoos in the treatment area, laser hair removal isn't recommended as the laser can damage the tattoo. Other factors go into determining if you're a good candidate for laser hair removal, so call our office, ask questions, and schedule a consultation so we can help you determine if this is the right option for you.
What areas can be treated with laser hair reduction?
Laser hair reduction can target hair growth on many parts of the body. At Ultra Smooth Skin, we perform laser hair reduction on the lower legs, back, chest, upper thigh, bikini area and shoulders. The treatment is safe for virtually any area.
Where will my laser hair removal treatments be performed?
Your laser hair treatments will be performed in a private room in our offices. We have two convenient locations in Scottsdale, AZ.
Is laser hair reduction painful? Is anesthesia available?
There are some mild sensations that accompany laser hair reduction. We offer some of the most effective, fast and comfortable machines on the market, which means less discomfort for you. However, some patients report that laser hair removal can feel like rubber bands snapping on the skin. Since the laser moves constantly, however, this fleeting sensation is usually not a problem.
What are the potential side effects with laser hair removal?
The side effects of laser hair removal are minimal, particularly when you receive the treatment in a safe, hygienic location like Ultra Smooth Skin. Some redness and swelling may be possible following the treatment. In rare cases, you may also notice temporary changes in the skin pigment. If you're eager to reduce hair growth and enjoy silky smooth skin, then laser hair reduction could be right for you. At Ultra Smooth Skin, our licensed professionals and certified laser technicians can help you achieve the skin you deserve.