Albuquerque Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted hair is a problem faced by both men and women. In the past permanent hair removal was an expensive, tedious and painful process accomplished through electrolysis. To make matters even “hairier,” the results were often short-lived and unsatisfactory. But with today’s technology, New Mexico laser hair removal is fast, effective and affordable on most budgets. To top it off, laser hair removal doesn’t even hurt!
While electrolysis is still useful in some instances, laser hair removal has become the premier method of permanent hair reduction. After a few short sessions—usually five—virtually all dark hair is permanently removed! Touch-ups may be needed over time, but treated areas generally require minimal attention once the hair is removed.
Laser hair removal is not only fast, but it’s a comfortable procedure to have done. No topical anesthetics are necessary for this procedure. The only sensation you might feel is a slight discomfort as the laser hand piece gently cools small portions of skin for treatment.
The specific laser chosen for use at Eternal Youth Medical Spa is the Lumenis LightSheer Diode Laser. Lumenis is considered the "gold-standard" of hair-removal lasers since it can be used on a great variety of skin types—including darker skin tones—and provides the most effective results in the fewest number of treatments. A single pass over each area of skin to be treated is all that is needed at each session!
Our Lumenis LightSheer™ Laser provides:
- More Comfortable Procedure with Chill Tip Technology
- Less Time Intensive
- Results You Can See
Eternal Youth Medical Spa puts you in control of your laser hair removal treatment. Our advantage is simple: you design the laser hair treatment that’s right for you. We offer a range of flexible services that can be tailored to your specific needs or budget:
- Body Area Packages – Special rates for specific areas.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Lumenis LightSheer™ Diode Laser
What is LightSheer™ Laser Hair Removal?
It is the most advanced technology available for safe and effective hair removal. It works by setting a laser beam to a specific wavelength of light and targeting areas of skin where hair removal is desirable. The laser creates heat, which damages the hair follicle—preventing its ability to re-grow.
What is LightSheer™ Laser used for?
LightSheer™ Laser is used to reduce hair on any area of the body, including the face, neck, chest, back, bikini area, underarms, arms and legs.
Who may have LightSheer™ Laser?
Laser hair removal is available and effective for both men and women of any age and skin type, including those with Asian and African American skin. As long as the hair to be removed is pigmented brown or black, the LightSheer™ laser is highly effective. Since this technology targets pigment for effective hair removal, blonde and gray hair is not removed with the LightSheer™ laser.
Is LightSheer™ Laser safe?
The LightSheer™ Laser is a safe and effective method of Albuquerque laser hair removal. The procedure is performed by a laser certified skin care specialist.
Is LightSheer™ Laser safe on Asian and African American skin?
Since the LightSheer™ technology targets pigment, it is possible that skin color may be altered while hair is being removed. For this reason, we test two to three small, inconspicuous areas and wait one to two weeks to make sure there is no change in the pigmentation of your skin.
What are the possible side effects from LightSheerTM Laser treatment?
Possible side effects include hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin in the treated area), hyperpigmentation (darker skin in the treated area) and redness. Scarring has been reported, but is unusual. On rare occasions, this laser is not effective.
Is LightSheer™ Laser painful?
You will likely feel a gentle stinging sensation as you undergo treatment. To reduce discomfort, an anesthetic cream may be applied to the area being treated for 30 minutes prior to the procedure.
Are there any pre-treatment procedures?
There are a few things you must consider before you have your Albuquerque laser hair removal:
- Skin must not be tanned
- Cold sores must not be present (a prescription anti-viral will be given to you to be taken a day before your procedure and for a few days after your procedure)
- Patients who use Accutane for the treatment of acne must be off their medication for 6 months to a year before undergoing New Mexico laser hair removal.
How long is each treatment?
The length of each treatment varies depending on what area of the body is being treated. The procedure may last anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour or more. Our physician will discuss with you the approximate time it will take for your treatment so that you can plan your schedule accordingly.
How many treatments will I need?
Usually, patients have two to six treatments; each treatment is given every four to six weeks. Patients with darker skin types may require more treatments.
How will I look after each treatment?
While the appearance of the skin after laser hair removal in Albuquerque varies from patient to patient, many patients experience redness and some swelling; this can cause minor discomfort that is similar to the sensation of a mild sunburn. Discomfort may last from an hour to a day. You may experience a shedding of hair in the treated area. Mild crusting may occur, but if it becomes extensive or forms a blister, you should contact your physician right away. Most patients resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.
How do I take care of my skin after the LightSheer™ Laser treatment?
You may use cold compresses to help reduce the swelling, redness and discomfort of the treated area. Shaving is permissible as soon as the day after your treatment. In the areas treated, you will notice a shedding of hair during the week or two following your treatment. Protecting your skin from the sun is imperative after New Mexico laser hair removal. You should protect all exposed skin with a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day.
Is the hair removal permanent?
Complete hair removal is not always attainable. Most patients are satisfied the significant hair reduction they achieve through LightSheer™ laser treatments. The effects of the treatment are permanent, although a little touch up may be necessary from time to time.
If you are looking for hair removal spas in Albuquerque, contact the experts at Eternal Youth Medical Spa. Our laser certified skin care specialists can help you achieve smooth and lasting results with just a few short treatments!