About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States. It is a convenient method for the long-term reduction or removal of unwanted hair on the face and/or body. This treatment typically leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother while providing longer-lasting results compared to other hair removal options. Our skilled team at Forever Slender Med Spa in Wayland, MA performs safe and effective laser hair removal treatments for both men and women in common areas such as the legs, arms, back, face, armpits, and intimate areas.Learn about Cutera XEO
"Hair Removal Done Right. - I had a wonderful experience. Jayne was more attentive, quick & gentle than any prior experiences I've had elsewhere. I am happy with the results. The new Xio laser technology was quiet and near-painless."- K. / RealSelf / Dec 19, 2018
"Beautiful Inside and out - I can’t say enough about the staff and service at Forever Slender. I have had multiple treatments and attended events they’ve held. I always find them to be warm and inviting as well as knowledgeable and professional at every level. I always enjoy to my time there!"- K. / RealSelf / Dec 19, 2018
Laser hair removal is a gentle procedure that is effective for most individuals. During your consultation, we will go over your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Are tired of other hair removal techniques (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have dark hair and light skin
- Are in overall, good health
At your appointment, you will be asked to relax in one of our treatment rooms as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and lotions. During laser hair removal, a technician will slightly stretch the skin to provide a direct path between the laser and the hair follicle root. The laser beam will target and kill the hair follicle, preventing it from growing back. On average, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to achieve your best results. Your treatments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to cycle into the active growth phase so they can be treated. The specialized laser hair removing technology we use at Forever Slender Med Spa is able to target the hair follicle alone, preserving the skin in the treatment area.
What to Expect
While laser hair removal is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a slight sunburn due to the use of lasers. When you leave our office, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from exercise or sun exposure for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your session, we recommend anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to alleviate any discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal varies in cost depending on the size of the area being treated, as well as how many sessions are needed to attain the desired result. When we discuss the cost of the procedure, we like to remind patients about the costs associated with waxing and how it accumulates over time. Laser hair removal is more costly than other hair removal methods, but is the most effective and lasting. During your consultation, we will create a custom plan for you that includes the total number of sessions recommended and options for payment.
How effective is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an ideal and effective solution for hair removal. But while some patients enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, others will see returned growth in places the laser did not contact. For this reason, laser hair removal is is actually considered semi-permanent. Regardless, patients notice excellent, smooth results after receiving the recommended number of sessions.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Hair growth occurs in cycles, so while some hair may be in a live growing phase, others may be dormant. Because of this, multiple treatment sessions are needed to target each hair follicle during its growing phase. Between treatment sessions, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected. If a follicle is dormant, it is harder for the laser to read, thus spreading out your sessions over a number of weeks helps remove each follicle for the smoothest, most effective result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is actually much less painful than waxing or plucking. Patients typically feel a slight stinging sensation when the laser targets the hair follicle; otherwise, the procedure is very tolerable. Forever Slender Med Spa staff can apply numbing ointment to the treatment area if you are worried about discomfort during your session.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
Forever Slender Med Spa is proud to use the greatest laser technology available. While there are many good lasers on the market today, we believe strongly in the effectiveness of Cutera XEO for laser procedures. We encourage you to ask us about our Cutera XEO technology during your laser hair removal consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 – 60 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- None After Series Complete
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of wasting time, money, and energy on shaving, waxing, and plucking, schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal treatments at Forever Slender Med Spa in Wayland, MA. Laser hair removal by our aesthetic team can help you get smoother skin by effectively treating unwanted hair follicles on the face and body.