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Painless Laser Hair Removal

Treatment Time 30 Minutes Patient Downtime None Treatment Series 4-8 Procedure Type Office

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 thickness. 

UNDERSTANDING THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCESS

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

Laser hair removal treatment at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

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.

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.

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 laser’s energy is entirely absorbed by skin, making it effective enough to remove up to 90% of hair in as few as four treatments (vs. six to eight, with most laser hair removal treatment options).

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY TIME FROM PAINLESS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

There is no reason that you cannot schedule your laser hair removal during a day of normal daily activities. You should be in and out in under an hour with no downtime preventing you from carrying on with your day as normal. Some patients who receive laser hair removal may experience a mild sunburn-like sensation (redness) accompanied by minor swelling, but you should experience no other discomfort or ill effects from the treatment, and even this redness and swelling should subside quickly.

WHAT DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREAT?

There are essentially no limitations on what type of person can benefit from laser hair removal. Light-based hair removal can truly work for almost everyone, including all skin colors and most hair types. The face, underarms, arms, chest, back, legs and bikini line are a few of the most commonly treated areas. If you are not sure if your particular situation is appropriate for laser hair removal, please contact our Illuminate experts to discuss your case, as laser hair removal will often be the right approach.

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. During your consultation at Illuminate, 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.

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.

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