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Laser Hair Removal Procedure Information - Sterling, VA

About Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal has quickly become one of the best longterm treatments for hair removal in the U.S. This procedure frequently leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and produces long-lasting results compared to other methods such as shaving and waxing. Our team at LUX Laser Center performs safe and reliable Laser Hair Removal for both women and men, treating areas such as arms, legs, back, face, chest, armpits, and bikini area.

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"I am soooo happy that I chose this place to get laser hair removal for the first time ever. Farah is very professional, very nice and friendly! The staff are very nice too! I loved my experience with them and I will definitely be back!"

— Amina Skouti, Google

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Ideal Candidates

Laser Hair Removal is a safe process that is suitable for many patients and skin types. During your complimentary consultation, our staff will guide you through the treatment process, your concerns, needs, and goals to decide whether this treatment is right for you. Ideal candidates for this treatment:

  • Want to reduce the amount of hair on their body or face

  • Are tired of other hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, bleaching…

  • Are in overall good physical shape 

  • Have visibly darker hair with lighter skin

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Procedure Outline

After your initial consultation, a member of our trained staff will wash the treatment area to eliminate any oil or dirt to ensure maximum effectiveness of the treatment. During the procedure, a team member will stretch out the area to create a clear pathway between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser's energy will focus on and disable the follicle, which stops the hair from growing again. In most cases, you will need to receive 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to experience your ideal results. Your appointments will be staggered to give the treatment areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to reach the phase of active growth so the laser can be effective. The state-of-the-art technology we use at LUX Laser Center targets only the hair follicle to preserve the skin and other tissue in the area being treated.

Frequently Asked Questions

What must I do after getting laser hair removal?

To avoid possible side effects, all patients need to protect their skin from the sun. After laser hair removal, you should:

 

  • Avoid direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin. 

  • Not use a tanning bed, sun lamp, or any other indoor tanning equipment. 

  • Follow your dermatologist’s after-care instructions.

 

You will see some redness and swelling after treatment. This often looks like a mild sunburn. Applying a cool compress can help reduce your discomfort.

 

Is there downtime?

No, laser hair removal generally does not require any real downtime. Immediately after having laser hair removal, your treated skin will be red and swollen. Despite this, most people return to their everyday activities. 

When will I see the results after having laser hair removal?

 

You will likely see the results immediately after treatment. The results vary from patient to patient. The color and thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser used, and color of your skin all affect the results. You can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment. 

 

To remove the hair, most patients need 2 to 6 laser treatments. After finishing the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair regrows, there tends to be less of it. The hairs also tend to be finer and lighter in color. 

 

How long will the results of laser hair removal last?

Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable. To keep the area free of hair, a patient may need maintenance laser treatments.