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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Say goodbye to shaving, plucking, and waxing!!
Do you suffer from razor bumps, razor burn, or if you're not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, then laser hair removal is a perfect solution.  Shaving can also be time consuming and inconvenient which is another reason to choose laser hair removal.  

Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S.  Here at IMAGE Medi Spa it is a top requested procedure.  Our clients love the benefits of laser hair removal.  

What is Laser Hair Removal?
Our Laser Hair Removal utilizes the super-fast Cutera Excel HR Laser, which is an innovative light-based technology that utilizes pulses of light energy to gently penetrate into the skin and specifically target and disable unwanted hair growth.  It is comfortable during the treatment with no downtime.  A series of treatments is recommended.  

How many treatments are needed?
Laser Hair Removal is required in a series of treatments, scheduled weeks apart, depending upon the area being treated. 
On average, 6 sessions with one of our highly trained Registered Nurses is recommended to achieve an 80-90% hair reduction. We follow the growth cycle of hair and are able to reduce hair in its initial growth stage (anagen) at the time of treatment.

Most commonly treated areas for Laser Hair Removal at IMAGE Medi-Spa Fargo?
The most common treatment areas include the upper lip, face, chin, neck, arms, underarms, bikini, legs, and back. Our newer technologies are safe for many skin types. Treatment results can be noticed within just a few weeks following a session, with increasing reduction through the course of your treatment series.

How can I prepare for my Laser Hair Removal at IMAGE Medi Spa Fargo? 
Your IMAGE Medi Spa Registered Nurse will provide you with preparation instructions prior to your first appointment.  You will be advised to avoid tweezing or waxing for at least two weeks prior to your first session. Shaving is ok up to 48 hours prior to treatment.  We would like the hair visible just barely sticking out of skin.  You should also avoid UV exposure, all tanning methods, and self -tanner for at least a month to ensure the laser targets only the pigment in the hair follicles.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt? 
Professional laser hair removal performed by our trained providers is not considered painful. Most patients report feeling a rubber band snap sensation for a millisecond that quickly dissipates.  You may feel a cold sensation as the laser is gliding on the skin.  This may be followed by a sunburn feeling that doesn't last longer than it'll take you to leave our office. 

Following Laser Hair Removal Treatment at IMAGE Medi Spa Fargo, we recommend:

  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanners until your treatments are completed.
  • Avoid hot showers, saunas, hot tubs, swimming, and strenuous activity for 2 to 3 days after your treatment or until any redness has resolved.
  • Do not wax, tweeze, bleach, or use hair removal creams or electrolysis on the treatment area until all treatments are completed.
  • Do not shave the treatment area for at least 2 days.
  • Apply SPF 30+ sunscreen when going outside.
  • Apply cool cloth or aloe vera as needed to soothe redness or swelling.

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