Laser Hair Removal in seattle & kirkland

Laser Hair Removal Treatments for Permanent Results

There are several common questions when it comes to laser hair removal: Does laser hair removal work? Does laser hair removal hurt? Is laser hair removal cost really worth it?
We understand why so many of our patients have concerns. It can feel as though laser hair removal is still a very new technology, and people have reservations about ditching their razors for the laser. But laser hair removal sessions aren't nearly as daunting as you might imagine. Designed to provide a permanent hair reduction and stop your hair growth, laser hair removal technology is probably the solution you've been waiting for since you started growing body hair!

what is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is permanent hair removal using laser light technology. The energy from the laser is used to destroy the hair follicles, with the goal of producing smooth hairless skin – no more shaving or waxing! When it comes to managing areas of unwanted hair across the body, most people resort to razors, wax, tweezers, or other conventional methods for the short-term management of this aesthetic concern.

While these methods temporarily remove the hair shaft from the surface of the skin, they do not target the underlying source of hair growth underneath the surface.

Laser hair removal treatment goes one step further for a more permanent reduction of unwanted body hair. Hair removal creams, razors, and wax strips can lead to endless side effects that you’re bound to be sick of. Developing ingrown hairs, razor bumps, or nasty skin reactions are a thing of the past.

For permanent hair reduction, there’s only one solution.

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The laser hair removal treatment process is much less complicated than you might think. Simply put, laser hair removal relies on a laser energy that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair, which is then converted into heat that damages the hair follicle responsible for hair production. Once the follicle is destroyed, it cannot grow a new hair. Across several laser hair removal sessions, more and more follicles are killed. Each time around 15-20% of the hair follicles are successfully targeted, but this does vary person to person and also by body part.

This hair removal treatment offers solutions for all different areas of the body, no matter how sensitive the treatment area is. From delicate facial skin to undesirably thick arm hair, from the upper lip to the bikini line, laser hair removal treatment can offer for all skin types. Lighter and darker skin types, no matter how sensitive, could benefit from permanent laser removal treatments.

What Kind of Laser Works Best for Laser Hair Removal?

We’ve already covered the biggest benefit of laser removal treatments— it’s a long-term solution! You can enjoy smooth legs and a hair-free bikini line all year long without the constant work. 

Damage and irritation from other hair removal techniques are unnecessary, and laser removal has an advantage that nothing else can offer. Hair will not grow back from any hair follicle treatment. Here are a few other benefits that have made laser hair removal boom in popularity over the last few years.

CLARITY II-- With IntelliTrak technology

Clarity II is a state-of-the-art, FDA-approved laser platform that can provide hair removal and numerous skin rejuvenation benefits, depending on the patient’s goals. The revolutionary system is safe for nearly all skin types, offers far less discomfort than other laser treatments, permanent body hair reduction, and a wide range of significant skin improvements. Clarity II is a versatile high-powered 755/1064nm dual wavelength laser platform that brilliantly & rapidly removes hair, pigment, and vascular lesions in all skin types.

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what areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Just about any area of unwanted hair can be removed with our dual-wavelength laser. The face, underarms, legs and bikini are the most popular areas to tear for women, and the chest and back are most popular among men.

Face



Facial hair can be extremely delicate. Shaving or waxing peach fuzz, unwanted upper lip hair or any other hair can lead to skin irritation. Laser removal can protect your sensitive skin and can get rid of any facial hair.

Neck & Jaw



Hair can grow all over the neck and jaw, no matter your gender. If you’re tired of unwanted neck hair or beard growth, laser hair treatments can offer a long-term solution.

Underarms



Pretty much all bodies naturally produce hair in underarms and armpits. For many people, this excess hair can make wearing sleeveless tops a point of insecurity. Lasers can target hair in the underarms and remove unwanted hair.

Chest



The sternum can be a particularly troublesome area for many people, especially women who find themselves growing hair between their breasts. For many men, a smooth chest is extremely desirable. Shaving and tweezing this sensitive area can hurt, so why not opt for a permanent solution?

Arms & Legs



The most popular areas for laser treatment are the arms and legs. How many hours do people all over the world waste twisting about in the shower to shave their legs, or wincing through wax sessions? For smooth arms and legs, choose laser treatment.

Stomach & Navel



Hair growing down your stomach and navel, particularly from the belly button down, is often referred to as a ‘treasure trail’. It is extremely common to want to get rid of this hair altogether, and laser removal can provide just that.

Lower Back



Hair down the lower back can be extremely difficult to handle on your own. Reaching your lower back to wax or shave the unwanted hair there is unnecessarily difficult. With a few laser sessions, you can stop worrying about back hair for the rest of your life.

Bikini Area



Perhaps more than anywhere else, the bikini line is especially prone to ingrown hairs, irritation, and other issues as a result of waxing, shaving, or tweezing. Customize your ideal look in your bikini line and enjoy the lack of severe side effects by choosing laser removal.



Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

We’ve already covered the biggest benefit of laser removal treatments— it’s a long-term solution! You can enjoy smooth legs and a hair-free bikini line all year long without the constant work. 

Damage and irritation from other hair removal techniques are unnecessary, and laser removal has an advantage that nothing else can offer. Hair will not grow back from any hair follicle treatment. Here are a few other benefits that have made laser hair removal boom in popularity over the last few years.

Hypoallergenic 

Unlike shaving gels, creams, and waxes made for hair removal, there is no risk of allergic reactions due to laser hair removal.

Solutions for All Genders

Laser energy can provide highly desired results for people of any gender.

Versatile

Laser removal treatments can be used across treatment areas over the body of all sizes, helping people of all different skin tones and types to get their wanted results.

How much is laser hair removal?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2020 survey showed the average cost of laser hair removal is $389 per session, with a typical range from $150 to $900, depending on the place and body part. For a complete discussion of pricing in the industry, check out this blog post. At Glow Medispa, our prices range from $150 for small parts to $700 for full legs. For a full list of pricing, see our price list on the web site here.

Hair Removal For FaceTimePrice
Lip and Chin15 minutes$150 
Cheeks15 minutes$150 
Full Face30 minutes$450 
   
Hair Removal For LegsTimePrice
Half Legs30 minutes$400 
Full legs45 minutes$700 
   
Hair Removal For BikiniTimePrice
Bikini Line20 minutes$250 
Hair Removal For BrazilianTimePrice
Brazilian30 minutes$450 
   
Hair Removal For BackTimePrice
Full Back45 minutes$500 
   
Hair Removal For ChestTimePrice
Full Chest30 minutes$400 

Your Laser Hair Removal Questions Answered

Is laser hair removal permanent?


Once a follicle is killed, it can no longer grow hair. In this way, Laser hair removal is truly permanent. However, your body tends to make new dark hairs by recruiting those tiny follicles with faint light hairs (called vellus hairs) over time. So, eventually, there may be a few errant dark hairs in a treated area over time. This is why people sometimes need a touch-up after treatment.

How many sessions does laser hair removal take?


Most laser hair removal devices require 6-10 sessions to fully treat an area. Clarity II treats up to 45%* faster than other devices with potentially fewer sessions to reach the desired outcome.

How long is each session?


The time it takes to treat each area depends on how large an area it is and what laser is being used. With the Clarity II, we have the fastest technology. The lip and chin or underarms are the fastest treatments because they are small— this will take about 5 minutes. A full back can be done in about 20 minutes. These times will be a lot longer with other devices

Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?


Treated areas may appear slightly red or flushed, but this mild side effect typically subsides quickly, and most patients return to normal activities immediately. Hairs will gradually fall out over the first few days, and patients should notice visible hair reduction in as little as one treatment although multiple sessions are generally required for optimal results.

During your consultation, we will let you know what you can expect, how many sessions you may need, how you can prepare, and all additional safety information that may be relevant to your treatment.

How does laser hair removal compare to other hair removal methods?


Here’s what sets laser hair removal apart: you will receive better, more permanent results in significantly less time than any at-home device can provide. There is also less pain and negative side effects involved, too!

Does laser hair removal hurt?


Some people hear about the laser hair removal process and imagine the pain, but there’s no need to worry. You won’t feel the heat of the laser— during the sessions, the discomfort will be similar to the snap of a rubber band. After the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, such as redness and slight irritation of the skin.

Who is laser hair removal suitable for?


Laser hair removal is suitable for people of all ages and skin types. This technology is especially impactful on very dark and coarse hair.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work With the Clarity II Laser?


One major advantage of the Clarity II is that it is safe for nearly every skin type, ranging from light to dark. Clarity II operates using two wavelengths and is one of the few lasers that is considered safe for darker skin tones and Asian skin as well.

Most other laser treatments use only one wavelength, which can affect the skin cells and poses a risk of skin discolouration. Both lasers specifically target the dark pigment in hair follicles, destroying them and preventing future growth. The Alexandrite 755nm wavelength is typically used for lighter skin, and the Nd-Yag 1064nm wavelength is used for darker skin types.

The hair treated must be in the correct phase of its growth cycle (the anagen phase when it has the most pigment). At any given time, only 15-20% of the hair is in this phase, so the treatments are timed with your hair cycle. To eliminate all the dark hair in an area, patients generally need to receive 6-8 treatments. It will not work on blond, white, or grey hairs.

What are the advantages of the Clarity II Laser?


Fast: Each treatment ranges from just a few minutes to one hour, depending on how many areas are being treated.

The device has adjustable settings: to allow the aesthetic specialist to change the diameter of the laser to remove hair on larger areas like the chest, back, and legs using fewer laser passes.

Fewer treatments required: When compared with other laser treatments, Clarity II provides quicker results. Many patients are satisfied with their hair removal results after six or fewer sessions, rather than ten or more using older lasers.

Can treat any skin type or color: With its 2 wavelengths, Clarity II is safe on any skin tone.

Investing in the Laser Hair Removal

At the end of the day, paying for hair removal sessions with a laser technician is all about investing in your future. A laser procedure may seem much more expensive than a packet of razor blades, but it’s time to think in the long term. The prices of shaving and waxing for the rest of your life will add up, and choosing laser hair treatments today will ultimately save you valuable time and money for the rest of your life. If you want a long future of hair-free skin with minimal maintenance, laser hair removal is perfect for you.

Unlike hair removal creams, laser hair removal procedures can target the hair follicle directly and inhibit future hair growth in the treatment area. Laser hair removal reduces growth in the long term, so anyone ready to begin a lifetime of reduced body hair should seek laser hair removal as soon as possible.

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