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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Are you tired of waxing, shaving, plucking, and tweezing only to end up with rashes and irritation?  Have you tried traditional laser hair removal but stopped because the process was too painful? Illuminate Plastic Surgery is the first medical spa in the San Francisco Bay Area to offer the Motus AX a completely painless but powerful laser hair removal technology.  This truly painless treatment is safe on all skin types and can be used to treat all hair colors and thicknesses. 

TREATMENT TIME

30 Minutes

PATIENT DOWNTIME

None

TREATMENT SERIES

4-8

PROCEDURE TYPE

Office

Why Motus AX for Laser Hair Removal?

The most effective wavelength for laser hair removal has historically been the Alexandrite wavelength. However, the risk it poses to darker skin types has kept this technology from being the universal choice. The Motus AX is the first, high-speed Alexandrite laser that makes it possible for light and dark skin tones to benefit from this powerful wavelength. With its innovative contact cooling system, the Motus AX delivers fast, uniform and most importantly, painless hair removal experience for patients. Patients should expect desired long term results in fewer sessions.

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What Is the Motus AX?

The Motus AX is a device that takes laser hair removal to the next level. It uses Alexandrite wavelength light, which has been clinically shown to be the most effective at removing hair. More importantly, the Motus AX works on all skin types, even darker skin types that previous Alexandrite lasers struggled to work on.

How Long Is Recovery Time?

Because this is a precise, painless procedure that is non-invasive, there is no recovery time. You can have your hair removed and then continue your daily activities. There may be some brief redness and swelling around the treated area post-treatment, like a mild sunburn, but it should fade quickly.

What Does Motus AX Treat?

The great thing about Motus AX is that we can treat almost anyone, anywhere on the skin. We can treat those with light skin, those with dark skin, and those in between. We can treat thick or thin hair. We can treat the face, arms, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest, and back. If you need laser hair removal, the Motus AX can almost certainly do the job.

How Soon Will I See Results From Laser Hair Removal?

With each treatment, the improvement in your skin should become more and more noticeable. You should be aware that it may take several sessions for you to achieve the best possible results. To maximize your results, we recommend that you come in to see us for at least four treatments, four to eight weeks apart. No consultation is needed for this treatment, but we can discuss the right number of treatments you should opt for to achieve the results you are hoping for based on your specific skin issues.

What Makes the Motus AX a Safer Choice for Laser Hair Removal?

The Motus AX contains proprietary Moveo technology, a special handpiece that delivers low-energy pulses in slow, repetitive motions rather than intense bursts of heat.  By gradually heating the area up, this delivery system minimizes damage to the skin around the follicles.  The Moveo handpiece can also get extremely close to the skin’s surface.

Unlike other lasers which lose a portion of their energy when it reflects off the skin, the Motus AX’s energy is entirely absorbed by the skin, making it effective enough to remove up to 90% of unwanted hair in as few as four treatments* (compared to eight to twelve with most laser hair removal treatment options).  It circumvents concerns about burns or hyperpigmentation with its proprietary Moveo technology, a special handpiece that delivers low-energy pulses in slow, repetitive motions (rather than intense bursts of heat) over small areas. By gradually heating the area up, this delivery system minimizes damage to the skin around the follicles.

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How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

The cost of your laser hair removal treatment can vary widely. It will depend on how many areas you have where you wish to receive treatment and how many treatments you and the doctor decide you will need for best results. If you find that it is easier for you to pay for your laser hair removal treatments over time, we will be happy to recommend some options. Our patients have had good experiences paying for their treatment using credit services like Alphaeon and CareCredit. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest.

Laser Hair Removal
Frequently Asked Questions

You can expect to see a significant, yet gradual decrease in hair density and amount with each treatment. Multiple treatments are needed for complete removal.

This treatment produces permanent damage to hair follicles and is lasting. Some patients find that they do not require further treatment for years (if ever).* For some, extremely low cost maintenance sessions 1-3 times a year destroys newly developed follicles and keeps the area free of hair.*

Unlike traditional laser hair removal treatments, the Motus AX is effective on blonde and white hair. These results can take longer to achieve, require higher settings and may be less effective than on pigmented hair. Grey hair may be more resistant than blonde and white hairs.

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At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.