Fort Collins Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Temperatures are starting to warm up around Fort Collins and that can only mean one thing: Spring is on its way to Northern Colorado! Before you know it, you’ll be digging your swimming suit, shorts, and tank tops out of the back of your closet and basking in the glory of longer, sunnier days. Your wardrobe might be ready, but is your skin? Here at Xanadu Med Spa, we offer Fort Collins laser hair removal services that can provide you with the silky smooth, hair-free skin that you’ve been dreaming of and we are just a phone call away! We understand that you may have questions about laser hair removal that you want answered before you book your appointment. In today’s post, our team will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this fast and effective hair removal method. Let’s get started!

Questions About Laser Hair Removal

Is laser hair removal safe?

We’ve heard from many of our clients that they have reservations about this type of hair removal because…well, it involves a laser. While this can be a bit off-putting for some, laser hair removal is completely safe when performed by a certified provider. You can rest assured that the staff here at Xanadu has been thoroughly and properly trained on how to use lasers safely and effectively. This, along with our in-depth knowledge of skin, ensures that you receive the best results possible from your hair removal session.

Does it hurt?

Thanks to the state-of-the-art technology we use in our Fort Collins laser hair removal services, you can achieve fast and effective hair removal with very minimal discomfort. Any discomfort you experience can be likened to the feeling of a rubber band snap on your skin — minor and short-lived. The most common side effects include discomfort, swelling, and redness, and they usually subside within one to three days. Additional side effects are possible, but are very rare, when laser hair removal is performed by a trained dermatologist.

We use a Cutera excel HR™ Laser that offers sapphire contact-cooling technology that is designed to keep your skin cool and comfortable before, during, and after each laser pulse, making it a great hair removal option for individuals with all skin types. The most common side effects include discomfort, swelling, and redness, and they usually subside within one to three days.

What areas can be treated?

Many lasers can treat large areas safely and effectively, making this one of the most popular and versatile hair removal methods available. Laser hair removal can be done on the:

  • Face (including the upper lip and chin)
  • Legs, arms, and underarms
  • Neck, back, and shoulders
  • Bikini area (including Brazilian)
  • Abdomen

Can men benefit from laser hair removal, too?

Yes! Both men and women can enjoy smooth, silky, hair-free skin with laser hair removal services from Xanadu. Men have this service performed more often than you’d think, and for a wide variety of reasons. For the skin on their face, many men prefer laser hair removal over shaving because it eliminates painful razor burn. It is also a great way to sculpt sideburns or achieve a specific beard line. Others enjoy laser hair removal because larger areas like the back and chest can be treated to permanently reduce the amount of hair in the area. This is also a popular hair removal method for swimmers, cyclists, and other athletes because it reduces the amount of hair on their body for enhanced performance. Simply put, men can enjoy the many benefits of laser hair removal the same way that women do.

How soon will I see results and how long will they last?

Results vary from one individual to the next, but it is possible that you will see results immediately following your procedure. In fact, most individuals notice a 10-percent to 25-percent reduction of hair in the treated area after just one treatment. There are several factors that affect how soon individuals see results, such as the type of laser used, the color and thickness of the hair, and the area being treated, and it usually takes between two to six treatments to see the most effective results. Once your hair has been removed, you can expect to remain hair-free for several months, or even years. Incredible, right?

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

Preparing for your appointment is easy! Simply stop waxing or tweezing at least six weeks before your appointment. You can still shave since shaving does not remove the hair from the root, and we request that you shave the area to be treated within 24 hours of your appointment. These steps ensure that there is hair beneath the surface of the skin, but not above the skin, which allows the laser to be most effective. Our team is happy to answer any other questions you have about prepping for your appointment, and we are just a phone call away.

Schedule Laser Hair Removal in Fort Collins

Waxing, plucking, and other hair removal methods might be effective, but they rarely provide the accurate, long-lasting results that individuals want. If you are excited about spring weather making its return and you want to flaunt sexy, hair-free skin, our Fort Collins laser hair removal services can help. Contact Xanadu Med Spa today to speak with a member of our team to learn more about this state-of-the-art treatment for permanently reducing the amount of hair you have in areas you don’t want it. We look forward to speaking with you!