Waxing, shaving, and other hair removal methods last a few weeks at best. Put an end to the time and expense with laser hair removal. This treatment deactivates hair follicles to keep your skin hair-free and smooth.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
At Essential Med Aesthetics, we use the Cutera xeo™ and excel® HR laser systems for hair removal. This provides the widest range of wavelengths, letting us treat skin tones and hair colors that do not see results with other systems. Laser hair removal targets the roots of growing hairs because they have a high concentration of pigment. The root of the hair heats up, damaging the follicle.
How Much is Laser Hair Removal?
According to Forbes Health, the average cost of laser hair removal varies from $100 to $800. Much of this difference comes from the size of the body area being treated. Since most people need several sessions, your total cost to achieve complete removal will vary depending on your hair’s response to the laser and your pattern of hair growth.
At Essential Med Aesthetics, we offer membership plans that include six laser hair removal sessions. This is enough to achieve full hair removal for many people. These treatments come at a significant discount when purchased as a package.
What is Laser Hair Removal Like?
You should arrive for treatment with as many hair roots as possible. This means you should not wax, pluck, or epilate 4 weeks before treatment. You can shave and should shave 24 hours before your session to help protect your skin. You should also avoid tanning 4 weeks prior to your treatment.
Our state-of-the-art laser hair removal systems keep your skin comfortable with special cooling tips. Sessions take 20 minutes for a small area to 45 minutes for a large area or several areas.
What Results Will I See With Laser Hair Removal?
Most people need six to nine sessions for complete hair removal. Hair follicles spend part of their time in a dormant state. They do not grow hair, so the laser cannot target them. As follicles wake up and start to grow new hair, the next laser treatment session can get rid of them.
Since some hair follicles can stay dormant for a long time, some people may see some slight, sparse hair growth in the months following treatment. You may need yearly maintenance treatments for a few years before declaring your hair banished for good.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
If you have hair on your face or body that you want to get rid of, you may make a good candidate for laser hair removal. People with red, blond, or gray hair do not usually have enough pigment in their hair roots to see a good response.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about Laser Hair Removal, please call us at (210) 568-7555 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Essential Med Aesthetics is located in San Antonio, Texas.