Laser Hair Removal

No more painful shaving, waxing, or plucking! Laser hair removal is now the most popular method chosen by dermatologists for eliminating unwanted body and facial hair. At Elements Laser Spa, we use the absolute best laser hair removal technology available to quickly, safely, and effectively remove unwanted hair from any body area, on any skin color. Our Candela GentleLase and GentleYAG hair removal lasers set us apart. No other hair removal technology even comes close. You’ll enjoy outstanding hair removal results in the fewest number of laser treatments. No messy gels or expensive numbing creams required. Laser hair removal treatments are quick, with little or no discomfort.  And the results…………absolutely amazing! Imagine smooth, silky skin with no shadow, no stubble, no razor burns or cuts. Forget the hassle of shaving or waxing and enjoy the freedom of laser hair removal in Austin and Keller, Texas at Elements Laser Spa, winner Best of Citysearch for our laser hair removal services for four straight years. Contact us now for the best laser hair removal services Austin and Keller have to offer.

Information About Laser Hair Removal

How does laser hair removal work?

lady gently caresses her smooth hair-free legsA laser focuses light energy of a specific wavelength into a narrow beam just a few millimeters in diameter. The selection of laser wavelength for laser hair removal is important for achieving optimal results and avoiding skin damage. At the proper wavelength and energy, the laser light penetrates the skin disabling the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. Hair follicles that are in an active growth phase and with sufficient pigmentation will be destroyed by the absorbed laser energy.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

The lasers used by Elements Laser Spa have been cleared by the FDA for permanent hair reduction. You will notice a reduction in hair growth following each laser treatment. After a series of treatments, you will likely see little or no hair growth. However, no hair removal laser can claim to permanently remove hair. Hormonal changes brought on by such events as pregnancy or menopause can produce new hair growth. Also, certain medications can cause new hair growth. Occasional touch up laser treatments may be necessary to take care of any new hair growth that may appear over time.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal is less painful than other methods of hair removal such as electrolysis, waxing, shaving and tweezing. Our Candela lasers utilize a patented cryogenic spray system that cools the skin immediately before each laser pulse. The cooling mist significantly reduces the sensitivity of the skin to the laser pulse and prevents excessive heating of the skin surface. Those with dark, coarse or dense hair will feel the laser energy more than those with light and thin hair. Most of our clients find the laser treatments to be easily tolerated.

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?

Usually six to ten laser treatments will be required for the best laser hair removal results and some people may require more than ten treatments on certain body areas. Skin color, hair color, hair texture, hair thickness, skin thickness, follicle depth, and the area being treated are some of the many factors that determine how readily the hair will be removed. Dark hair is easier to remove than light hair. Gray and white hair without pigment at the follicle cannot be removed by any laser.

Are there any side effects or risks from laser hair removal?

lady on the beach applies sunscreen following laser hair removal treatmentThe most common side effect of laser hair removal is the temporary darkening (hyper-pigmentation) or lightening (hypo-pigmentation) of skin color. These risks can be greatly minimized by avoiding prolonged sun exposure or the tanning booth for one week prior and one week following a laser hair removal procedure. Sunscreen (SPF30 or better) should be applied every two hours to the laser treated area whenever outdoors. We will discuss risks, side effects, and post-treatment care during your laser hair removal consultation.

Can anyone have laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal cannot be administered if you are pregnant or currently taking certain medications that increase the photo-sensitivity of your skin. Certain medical conditions will require the approval of your treating physician before starting laser hair removal treatments.

What kind of lasers are used at Elements Laser Spa?

A Candela YAG laser used for laser hair removalElements Laser Spa in Austin and Keller utilize top-of-the-line lasers made by Candela (Syneron). Our Candela GentleLASE and GentleYAG lasers with integrated cryogenic skin cooling are considered by most experienced professionals to be the best lasers available for hair removal. The 755-nm wavelength of the GentleLASE is ideally suited for the removal of dark hair on lighter toned skin. The longer 1064-nm wavelength of the GentleYAG is used for hair removal on all skin colors including very dark and tanned skin. Candela lasers with cryogenic skin cooling system provide the most comfortable treatments of any laser hair removal device.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

The cost of laser hair removal services in Austin and Keller has dropped significantly over the last few years as demand has grown and more competition has entered the market. Prices vary widely, so it’s a good idea to shop around. Package deals from a trust-worthy provider can offer a good value if you’re willing to pay for your treatments in advance. Make sure you check out the Austin specials and Keller specials at Elements Laser Spa where you’ll find some of the best package and individual hair removal treatment prices in Austin and Keller, Texas.

CAUTION! Be extremely wary of companies offering deeply discounted prices.  Customer service at cut-rate clinics is often lacking and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll lose any money paid in advance. Clinics that sell really cheap treatment packages have been known to simply vanish into the night. And the list goes on: Neoskin, Renew Beauty, Posh. Clinics can easily daily-deal themselves to death if they fail to properly value their services. Choose your laser hair removal provider carefully. Be diligent in your selection, read the reviews, and check that the clinic is certified by the health department as required by the state of Texas (sadly, many are not).

How do I prepare for my laser hair removal treatment?

Follow these simple steps for the best laser hair removal results.

  1. Shave the treatment area the day before your laser hair removal appointment.
  2. No waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, or depilatory creams prior to treatment.
  3. No tanning seven days before and seven days after treatment.
  4. Always use sunscreen if outdoors and reapply frequently. (Very important!)
  5. No photo-sensitivity enhancing medications seven days before treatment.

Where can I find more information about laser hair removal?

To learn more about laser hair removal, check out our Elements Laser Spa blog where you’ll find useful articles on laser hair removal and skin care including links to numerous other online resources. elements laser spa 2013 best hair removal austin citysearch elements laser spa 2011 best hair removal austin citysearch elements laser spa 2010 best laser hair removal austin citysearch elements laser spa 2009 best laser hair removal austin citysearch

 
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