Laser Hair Removal
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Laser hair removal at Hello Laser is the most effective way to remove unwanted facial and body hair. The process is simple!
Your certified laser technician will determine the correct spot size and laser fluence based on your body area and skin type. At Hello Laser, we utilize the most advanced laser hair removal technology, resulting in the fastest, most effective laser hair removal in the Valley!
Post-treatment, hair sheds
The hair in treated areas will begin to shed in about 10 to 14 days. These can be left alone or buffed with a body scrub, loofah, or exfoliating gloves.
After your hair has fallen out, you will notice smooth skin for a week or two. Then the hair will begin to grow again. Depending on the body area, you will want to schedule your subsequent treatment 4-6 weeks from the first appointment.
After 4-6 weeks, you should have new hair growth. Now it’s time to zap that next set of follicles! Hello Laser recommends repeating this schedule until you achieve smooth, hairless skin. The number of treatments varies with each customer depending on many physical factors, such as age, ethnicity, weight, metabolism, medication, and hormones.
Avoid sun and tanning products for four weeks or more before your treatment. Always use a good physical sunblock on the area treated with laser hair removal. If you have recently tanned, you must notify your service provider before your treatment so we can determine if the treatment is safe.
You should also avoid sunless tanning products.
Don’t tweeze or wax the area for about three weeks before coming in for a laser treatment. The laser will only target hairs that are in the follicle.
Give the treatment area a good, close shave the day before or the day of. If you plan on having your back lasered and can’t shave it yourself, we’ll shave it for you for an additional $35. Just let us know while making your appointment, and we’ll schedule extra time for the shave.
Please don’t apply any products to the area. This includes lotion, deodorant, makeup, and perfume. Aluminum in deodorants may prevent effective treatment. We will provide deodorant for you if you need it after your treatment.
After your laser treatment, treat your skin with care by applying aloe vera or a cool compress and avoid sun exposure for a few days. Once the redness is gone and your skin has returned to normal, exfoliating the area will help the shedding. You will experience some time with little to no hair growth until the next cycle comes into the growth stage, and it will be time to get another treatment. With each treatment, your results will just get better and better!
Remember to stay out of the sun during and between your treatments. For best results, you’ll want all of the laser’s energy absorbed by your dark hair, not your skin. Tan skin is at a higher risk of reacting to the laser by hyper-pigmenting. Also, avoid exercising for 24-48 hours post-treatment.
Please always remember to inform your laser technician of any medication changes during your treatment.
How does it work?
Laser hair removal is so great we now wonder how we got by without it! But how does it work?
Both types of lasers that we use are FDA-approved for safe and effective hair removal. During treatment, the laser emits a pulse that travels through the skin, targeting the pigmentation of the hair. The laser then heats the hair’s shaft and root, destroying it. Because the follicle is eliminated, it is unable to re-grow hair. The Dynamic Cooling Device™ of our Candela GentleLASE Plus® laser emits a highly focused spray of coolant on the skin just before each laser pulse, targeting the exact area to protect the epidermis from overheating, burning, and scaring and reducing any discomfort during treatment.
A damaged hair follicle means no more hair. Because the laser effectively targets many hairs, laser hair removal can destroy many follicles at once. This allows Hello Laser to remove hair from large areas in a speedy treatment session.
Hair Growth Cycles:
The human body has a mixture of hairs with varying amounts of melanin (dark pigment) and a combination of activated hairs cycling through the growth cycle and hairs that have not yet become active. Many factors, such as hormones, age, ethnicity, weight, metabolism, and medication, can all influence the body’s hair growth. When the hair is actively growing, each goes through three primary cycles: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen.
Anagen is considered the growing stage. Anagen is when the root of the hair is the largest, has an abundance of melanin, and is attached to the root. It is only during this stage that lasers can target the hair. Anagen can last several weeks typically, and at any time, about 15-20% of a person’s hair is in this stage. Laser hair removal can only occur during this active growth stage.
Catagen is often called the transition stage. The hair, at this point, has completed its growth stage and is as long as it will get. The hair retreats from the root and will fall out on its own. This stage can last anywhere from two days to a week.
Telogen is the “resting” stage where the hair is not growing or shedding. During this stage, the hair is not visible and entirely detached from
the root. This stage does not have a set time duration; it can last as short as a week up to a year or more before it returns to the Anagen stage.
RETURN TO ANAGEN
Part of the resting phase is where the old hair sheds and new hair begins to form
More Hair Facts
There can be as many as 2,500 hair follicles per square inch. However, less than 100 hairs are actively growing at any given time. The inactive hairs are “waiting” to be activated by hormones. These hormones are why many people experience heightened amounts of hair during puberty, and fewer amounts of hair in some areas as we grow older (such as the head), and more in other areas, such as the ears or back. Our genetic makeup tells our body when to produce more or fewer hormones, thus affecting our hair growth. Hair must be in the active Anagen phase to be treated by laser; this is why treating a young child before puberty will not prevent future hair growth during puberty; it will only kill the hair they have actively growing at that time.
Melanin, or dark pigment, is the amount of color present in the hair. Because dark objects absorb laser light better, removing dark hair is much more effective than for lighter hair. Additionally, the more contrast the skin has with the hair, such as light skin with dark hair, the more effective the treatment will be. Each hair is different and has varying amounts of melanin, which will also influence the effectiveness of laser treatments.
Newest and best
Hello Laser uses the newest, most effective lasers available for hair removal. After extensive research and many years of experience using different lasers, we have chosen the Candela GentleMAX Pro™ lasers for many reasons, detailed below.
All of our lasers are purchased new directly from Candela. This allows Hello Laser to be 100% confident that our lasers are 100% new Candela lasers with no 3rd party parts. Candela Service technicians maintain all our lasers regularly and are under Candela service contracts to keep them running at optimal performance. Not all Candela lasers are created equal; second-hand lasers can often have 3rd party parts and are not covered under Candela’s service contracts. So to get the best treatment with safe, effective results, you can be confident in knowing that our lasers were purchased new and have never been without a service contract from Candela. This comes with a hefty price tag, but for us, having the best, most dependable equipment is not any area we’re willing to skimp. Instead, we choose to skimp on advertising to keep our costs down in hopes that our excellent customer service and stellar reputation continue to be our best form of advertising.
Wavelengths are what determine the different types of lasers. When choosing a laser for hair removal, you often want a longer wavelength so the beam can reach even the deepest hairs. Depending on the hair type and where it is on the body, a hair shaft will grow anywhere from 1mm to 5mm deep. The wavelength of the 755nm Alexandrite laser allows the beam to penetrate as deep as hairs can grow, 5mm.
IPL vs. Laser
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment, which is very common around the Phoenix Valley, is generally referred to as laser hair removal, even though it does not use an actual laser. IPL machines have a shorter wavelength than most lasers and are less effective at targeting the deeper, thicker hair; they are more successful when removing fine, thin hairs with shallow roots. Not the ideal machine for hair removal, several med-spas choose IPLs because they are versatile and can do many other skin treatments. Lasers are focused, controllable, and more predictable, making them moFixre suitable to hair removal.
At Hello Laser, our goal for using lasers is hair removal and hair removal alone. That’s why we use the Alexandrite laser, which is, hands down, the best technology available for removing hair. The Alexandrite laser works much faster than other lasers and effectively targets the hair root. However, the Alexandrite laser beam is limited in other ways. It is not the best or safest laser for darker or tanned skin types. This is where our YAG wavelength laser comes in. While the Alexandrite laser treats lighter skin types, the YAG laser is the safest choice for darker skin types or people who are too tan for the Alexandrite. Our new, state-of-the-art lasers are high-speed and effective, and we have found them to be the best lasers available for hair removal.
At Hello Laser, brand matters. It’s not about name recognition or bragging rights, though. Results matter, and our extensive research and experience have shown us that Candela is the best in the business.
When removing hair with a laser, the beam passes through the skin and heats the hair’s shaft and root, disabling its ability to regrow hair. Although the laser only targets explicitly and heats the hair, the shaft itself transmits heat to the surrounding tissue for a few milliseconds. Because of this heat transmission, it is necessary to cool the skin to avoid discomfort. This is where the Candela lasers excel. The Mini and Max lasers use a unique Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD), which emits a highly focused spray of coolant on the skin before each laser pulse, so no messy gels are needed. This system effectively cools the epidermis during low and high-fluency laser treatments, protecting the epidermis and reducing discomfort during treatment.
Our state-of-the-art lasers are also extremely fast, treating areas like the face, bikini, and underarms in just a few minutes, so you can be out the door in no time. This clever combination of the Alexandrite and YAG lasers at Hello Laser allows us to treat just about any type of skin year-round!
Frequently Asked Questions
Laser Hair Removal is safe and effective for almost everyone! At Hello Laser, we use both Alexandrite and YAG lasers to treat just about any skin type. However, the lighter the skin is, the more effective the laser hair removal will be, so it is best to try to keep the body area being treated out of the sun while you are getting treatments.
Certain medications and hormones may react with the laser, so if you are taking any photosensitive medications, you will want to give us a call to see if it may cause a reaction.
The laser is attracted to the melanin in the hair shaft, so the treated hair must have color for the follicle to be destroyed by the laser. This means that light blonde, white, or light reddish-blonde hair will not be affected. We will let you know if Hello Laser can treat your hair during your free initial consultation.
Hormones are one of the predictors of hair growth, so it would not be a good idea for a pre-teen to receive Laser Hair Removal until after puberty. Pregnant women should wait to start Laser Hair Removal until after their little bundles of joy have arrived.
Schedule a free consultation to determine if Laser Hair Removal at Hello Laser is right for you!
Yes! At Hello Laser, all of our lasers are FDA-approved to be safe and effective for hair removal. The noninvasive Laser Hair Removal treatments are customized to each person’s skin type, making it safe for just about anybody.
You may experience some redness or swelling, but this is temporary and does not cause pain. Hello Laser’s Certified Medical Laser Technicians have completed extensive laser training approved by the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency and comply with Arizona State law. You’re in good hands at Hello Laser!
The FDA has stated that our lasers are effective for “permanent hair reduction.” Laser hair removal eliminates most of the hair with color and hair that is in an active growth phase. As mentioned above, light blonde hair and other hair that is nearly colorless will not be heated enough by the laser to destroy the follicle. At Hello Laser, we schedule your appointments in a way that targets different hair follicles while they are active in the growth cycle. The average customer at Hello Laser feels that they have successfully finished their hair removal process after the first round of treatments. However, over time, very sparse new hair can grow on body areas dictated by hormones, so we suggest follow-up treatments 1-3 times a year for those body areas to keep your smoothest results.
Hello Laser uses Candela GentleMax™ Pro lasers. Thanks partly to their patented cooling systems, they are the most gentle lasers for hair removal. Many people describe the sensation as similar to a quick rubber band snap. After the procedure, patients may experience slight redness. This typically subsides within a few minutes but may persist until one day after treatment. Cool aloe vera gel or cold towels are also available to minimize redness.
Back in 2001, when we opened our doors, we decided to create a business that was friendly, no-frills, high-quality, simple, and honest. We credit our two decades of success to this mantra and operate this way to this day.
We have always honored our straightforward “get what you pay for” policy. While some service providers offer “guarantees,” we’ve found the fine print filled with gimmicks and limitations that only allow a certain number of pulses a year, covering only a tiny area.
Instead of a tricky guarantee, we offer affordable pricing up-front for pay-as-you-go treatments and simple packages of a series of six or more treatments to save more money. Laser hair removal can never destroy 100% of your hair forever because, as we age, new hair can appear. So we do not offer a guarantee, but we make it manageable and affordable for maintaining great results, so you never need to worry.
For clients wanting to treat several areas or do various treatments, we offer membership options that give clients access to deeper discounts of up to 20% off regular prices, special loyalty pricing discounts, up to 20% off the already low membership prices for long-time members who want to maintain the best results on several areas or want to do different types of spa treatments. For more information on our memberships, please give us a call!
Yes! Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, which is very common around the Phoenix Valley, is generally referred to as Laser Hair Removal even though it does not use an actual laser. IPL machines have a shorter wavelength than most lasers. They are not as effective at targeting deeper, thicker hair; they are more successful when used to remove fine, thin hairs with shallow roots. Although it is not the best machine for hair removal, several med-spas choose IPLs because they are very versatile and can do many other skin treatments. At Hello Laser, you will not be treated with a machine that is ok for hair removal but great at doing photo facials or leg veins. Our goal is hair removal only, and we use the best state-of-the-art technology available for hair removal.
For over two decades, Hello Laser has prided itself on being completely honest and upfront with our customers about these details. You will likely need at least 6-12 treatments to remove the hair. Hair grows in cycles, and only the follicles in an active growth stage are eliminated at the time of the treatment. When the next phase of hair becomes active (about 4-8 weeks later), you will come back into Hello Laser to zap those hairs while they are in their active growth stage. Sometimes it takes more treatments to get most of the hair, depending on your hair growth characteristics – many factors, such as hormones, age, ethnicity, weight, metabolism, and medication, influence the body’s hair growth. Every individual’s skin and hair are different, so results tend to differ from person to person. We can assure you that Hello Laser will give you the most effective Laser Hair Removal treatment you’ll find in town, with the absolute best hair removal lasers available.
Because of the safe cooling features of our lasers, just about any body area can be treated. This includes sensitive areas like the lip, ears, nose, and groin area. The only areas that Hello Laser cannot treat are those covered with a tattoo or permanent makeup and the eyelid due to the sensitivity of the eyes to laser light. We’ve lasered nearly every body part you can think of, so don’t be afraid to ask. Let’s do this!