Laser Hair Removal
Remove unwanted hair long-term
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair. By exposing it to pulses of laser light, this procedure destroys the hairs at the follicles to provide long-lasting results.
How It Works
At SkinSpirit, we use the LightSheer® DUET™ device for laser hair removal services in all our California and Seattle area clinics. The LightSheer DUET laser uses vacuum-assist technology to bring the targeted hair follicle closer to the treatment head. Through gentle suction, the treatment area is slightly stretched, allowing the laser energy to interact more efficiently with the desired target — melanin, or pigment, in the hair follicle.
The vacuum also pulls the hair follicles closer to the surface of the laser, allowing for deeper penetration and a reduced need for laser energy. In fact, LightSheer requires about 60% less energy for effective treatment than other laser devices. The laser energy is transferred directly to the follicle, damaging its ability to regrow.
For the most effective treatment, there are a few guidelines we need our laser hair removal clients to follow, including avoiding the sun and tweezing. For more information on what to do before and after laser hair removal, read our blog.
The SkinSpirit Experience
The LightSheer® DUET™ device is a “flinch-free” system that is FDA approved for permanent reduction of unwanted hair. These laser systems are effective for both women and men, and they’re safe for people of varying skin types and tones too. As always, we recommend a consultation with one of our practitioners to determine if our laser is right for your needs.
While laser hair removal can be performed on most parts of the body, the most popular treatment areas for our clients in the Bay and Seattle metro areas include:
- Bikini area
- Face (above the lip, sideburns, chin, and eyebrows)
Laser hair removal treatment times are up to 75% faster than other hair removal processes, and the results are longer lasting. Treatment is virtually painless and doesn’t require topical anesthetic cream, cooling gel or cooling devices. Additionally, there’s no required downtime after your treatment, so you can get back to your daily activities as soon as you’d like!
Because hair grows at different cycles, about thirty percent of follicles come to the surface at a time – so you will need between five and six sessions in total to see the most significant results. Laser hair removal treatments are recommended between four to six weeks apart, depending on the individual, and touch-ups may be needed to maintain results ongoing.
Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment in CA or WA
We want to help you reveal your very best skin. With eight locations throughout Northern California and the Seattle metro area, SkinSpirit is convenient to your home and work. Our laser hair removal services are available in:
- Los Gatos
- Mill Valley
- Palo Alto
- San Francisco
- Walnut Creek
“I was VERY nervous about having laser hair removal done on my face, but was so happy to have found a trustworthy practitioner in Joie. Not only has she provided me with excellent laser hair removal treatments, but she does so with a delightful bedside manner. On top of that the folks that work at the front desk know what good customer service is all about. Everyone I’ve encountered here is lovely and thoughtful. If you are looking for a skilled person to help remove unwanted hair, and a company that cares about its clients, then you’ve found the right place.”