The removal of unwanted hair has come a long way since the days of waxing, shaving, tweezing, depilatories, and electrolysis. Not only are those methods unpleasant, they are also temporary. Laser hair removal offers a more comfortable, long-term solution.
At SkinSpirit, our laser hair removal technology is proven to give you smooth, stubble-free skin, forever. Because we stay current with the newest, most advanced technology, laser hair removal in our clinics is fast, effective, and nearly painless.
Laser hair removal services are available in SkinSpirit clinics throughout Palo Alto, Mountain View, Stanford, Seattle and other cities in the Northern California and the Seattle metro areas. Book your consultation today to learn more.
What Is Laser Hair Removal & How Does It Work?
Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair by exposing it to pulses of laser light that destroy the hairs at the follicles to provide long-lasting results.
At SkinSpirit, we use the LightSheer® DUET™ device for laser hair removal services in all California and Seattle area clinics. The LightSheer DUET laser uses vacuum-assist technology to bring the targeted hair follicle closer to the treatment head. Using 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: