Laser Hair Removal

Become MedSpa

MedSpa located in Woodbury, NY

If you’re tired of the daily routine of shaving, waxing, and plucking, it’s time to consider laser hair removal. The team at Become Medspa uses advanced laser technology to permanently remove unwanted hair from virtually every part of your body. The best way to learn about laser hair removal and the number of treatments you’ll need is to schedule a free consultation. Call the clinic in Woodbury, New York, or use the online booking feature.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Become MedSpa

How do lasers safely eliminate hair?

Lasers do an exceptional job of eliminating unwanted hair without harming your skin or other surrounding tissues. How is that possible?

They use a specific wavelength that’s only absorbed by the colored pigments in hair follicles. As follicles absorb the laser’s energy, they’re destroyed by the heat and stop growing hair.

The advanced laser used at Become MedSpa can safely treat all skin types and hair colors. In addition to removing hair from your arms, underarms, and legs, laser hair removal is also safe for your upper lip, chin, chest, back, and bikini area.

Why do I need multiple laser treatments to remove unwanted hair?

You’ll need several laser treatments because the laser only affects hair follicles while they’re in a growth phase. On any given day, some of your hair follicles are in a growth phase, while others are dormant.

The follicles actively grow hair for two to seven years, then enter a short transitional stage before going into a rest phase. While the follicle rests, the existing hair falls out, then in about three months, the follicle starts another growth cycle and grows a new hair.

Every follicle in your body operates on its own time schedule, so some are transitioning into growth while others go dormant.

These natural cycles mean that you’ll need multiple treatments spaced about two to four months apart before the laser will catch all the follicles in the growth phase.

The team at Become MedSpa can estimate the number of laser hair removal treatments you may need when you go in for a free consultation.

What should I expect during and after laser hair removal?

The length of your session depends on the size of the area being treated. An upper lip may only take several minutes, while a larger area such as your legs may take up to an hour.

Laser hair removal is generally described as feeling like a rubber band snapping against your skin. However, most clients tolerate the very brief discomfort.

Your skin may be slightly red and swollen for several hours after laser hair removal. You won’t need to take downtime, but you’ll need to avoid sun exposure or use a broad spectrum sunscreen until your laser treatments are finished.

If you want hair-free skin without shaving and waxing, call Become MedSpa or book a free consultation online.