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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Sanctuary Cosmetic Center

Plastic Surgery located in McLean, VA

Are you tired of always having to shave, pluck, or wax unwanted hair from your body? At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia, the board-certified plastic surgeons perform laser hair removal to give you smooth skin so you don’t waste your time removing hair with a razor, tweezers, or wax strips. Schedule a consultation by calling or booking an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an FDA-cleared, noninvasive treatment that targets the pigment in your hair to destroy it. The laser sends heat into the follicle to damage it and reduce its ability to grow. It can also prevent your hair from ever growing again.

Laser hair removal can target all parts of your body that have hair, including:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Chest, back, and torso
  • Fingers and toes
  • Bikini area
  • Buttocks
  • Face
  • Hairline
  • Neck

In fact, most areas can be treated with laser hair removal.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal sends light beams into your hair follicles to damage them and stop them from growing. You don’t need anesthesia for this quick, painless procedure. During your treatment, you might feel a bit of slight stinging, but very little discomfort.

The procedure can take as little as 10 minutes for small areas, like your bikini line, and up to 30 minutes for larger areas, such as your legs.

It’s most effective on hair that’s currently growing. Removing light-colored hair can be more challenging, but your practitioner can use a special device to help you achieve your desired results.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

To get the best results, you should shave the targeted area before your procedure. In addition, don’t tweeze or wax 4-6 weeks before your initial treatment or between treatments. 

How many treatments does laser hair removal require?

After your first treatment, you’ll see immediate results. When your hair starts to grow back, it comes back finer and lighter. 

Since hair grows in different cycles, treatments are typically spaced about every four weeks to reach your goal of smooth skin. This gives your hair time to regrow so you can treat it with a laser again.

In most cases, you need multiple treatments to reach your hair-reduction goal. To maintain your results, additional sessions might be recommended. Sanctuary Cosmetic Center offers unlimited treatments for a year.

To learn more about laser hair removal and find out if it’s right for you, call Sanctuary Cosmetic Center or book an appointment online today.

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