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Albuquerque Laser Hair Removal

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In Albuquerque, laser hair removal is a common reason people cite for visiting Western Dermatology Consultants. The area to be treated can be minimal, as with a few stubborn hairs that require frequent plucking efforts on the chin. The area can also be large, encompassing an entire chest, back, or both.

While laser hair removal doesn't always technically eliminate all unwanted hair forever, it does provide long-lasting results by destroying hair within its follicle and damaging that follicle against future growth. This method can keep the hair away permanently — and at least longer than if it were shaved, plucked, tweezed, waxed, or otherwise removed, making it a popular approach for people who are tired of standing in front of the mirror time after time with a razor or pair of tweezers.

Book Your Appointment

When it comes to laser hair removal for Albuquerque and Santa Fe area residents, call the trusted experts at Western Dermatology Consultants at 505-855-9267. A free consultation can help determine the best course of action to eliminate unwanted hair.

Where on the Body Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Since the light beams used in laser hair removal at our Albuquerque spa are so focused and effective, they can be safely used on many parts of the body — though the area around the eyes is not considered to be a good region for this treatment.

Women tend to choose areas on their face and limbs for laser hair removal, while men frequently opt to get the treatment on their upper body. Of course, anywhere someone struggles with unwanted hair is potentially fair game. Some of the most commonly chosen sites for laser hair removal include:

  • the upper lip, or moustache area
  • the chin
  • the armpits
  • the arms
  • the shoulders
  • the chest
  • the back
  • the overall abdomen
  • the lower abdominal area, or bikini line
  • the legs

Even the largest areas of the body can be completed in about an hour, while the smallest areas — such as those on the face — can be handled in a matter of mere minutes.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

As noted above, the laser hair removal techniques available in Albuquerque operate by damaging follicles. Lasers accomplish this by heating the follicles so intensely, hair physically can't grow from them ever again, or, in some cases, for quite some time. The duration of results from this procedure varies from person to person. Some individuals never see another hair grow again where they received the treatment, while others may need to return for touch-up or maintenance over time.

It's important to note that this treatment is effective only on hair follicles that are actively growing. This is known as the anagen stage. Not all of the hairs might be in this stage at the time of a laser hair removal appointment, however. Because of the cyclical nature of hair growth, several treatments might be necessary to stifle all of the active follicles in a particular area — especially larger regions of the body.

Laser hair removal works best on dark hair and light skin, because the laser targets the hair's melanin, more commonly known as pigment. Lighter hair colors, such as blond and red, are less "visible" to the laser, so they are not as easily or effectively destroyed. Darker skin tones have historically interfered with the laser's effectiveness, but technological advances are making that less of an issue for this procedure today.

What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

Ever feel a rubber band snap against your arm? That's a similar sensation to the hair removal process. If that sounds like it might be painful, consider waxing and tweezing, as well as the frequency at which those methods have to done to maintain a hair-free surface. Suddenly a snap doesn't seem all that bad.

Despite that image, laser hair removal is the second-most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States, second only to Botox® and other wrinkle-fighting injectables. Citizens of this country don't want hair where they don't want hair.

What Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

The number of laser hair removal sessions necessary to effectively clear the desired region of hair will depend on which region or regions are being targeted. The best way to determine the overall scope and cost of treatment is to schedule a free consultation with our experts at the Western Dermatology Consultants spa.

A trained professional can assess the region or regions to be treated, the best options for moving forward, and the estimated number of treatments necessary for optimal results. It's important to be clear and honest about the hoped-for final look, because a patient's goals will definitely shape the final plan of action.

Other Laser Treatments

Lasers are good for more than just hair removal. The Palomar laser is a skin resurfacing tool that reduces lines and wrinkles, evens out skin tone, and tightens the skin a bit.

Book Your Appointment

Albuquerque laser hair removal and other laser treatments can make a huge difference to a person's appearance. Find out more about these options by calling Western Dermatology Consultants at 505-855-9267. For a face-to-face meeting, set up a free consultation when you call, or send in a request online.