Xanadu Med Spa

Laser Hair Removal

A Better Hair Removal Solution

Fort Collins Laser Hair Removal

Hair growing in unwanted places can really affect your confidence. For many people, it can cause discomfort in public or in certain clothes. If this sounds like you, you may have tried all of the traditional methods, like shaving, waxing, and tweezing but this can become a chore and may leave pain, ingrown hairs or bumps, and annoying stubble. Considering these methods are only temporary, you might be looking for a more permanent option.

Here at Xanadu Med Spa, Fort Collins CO, we carry the most cutting-edge Cutera Excel HR laser system, a state-of-the-art bit of kit that can treat almost every part of the body. With the innovative cooling system on board, laser hair removal has never been more simple! Call us today at 970-591-7919 for a complimentary consultation.

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Best Prices On Fort Collins Laser Hair Removal

We have the best prices and the best technology in the whole of Fort Collins, Colorado and we know we offer the best, most comfortable service. You can also take advantage of our day spa services while you are here. Relax with a massage, get a facial or combine your treatment with any of our other leading-edge med spa services, such as dermal fillers or Botox. At Xanadu Med Spa, you are in the best of hands.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Young woman getting laser hair removal on her armpit

Laser hair removal is a specialist noninvasive hair removal treatment that is done using a specialized laser beam. After several sessions over a couple of months, the unwanted hair will stop growing completely. Laser hair removal is FDA approved and safe and can be used on virtually any part of the body, including:

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The laser is set to a specific wavelength that allows it to target the dark pigments found in the root of the hair. This destroys the hair follicles and prevents unwanted hair from further growth.

How Many Treatments Will It Take?

Our hair grows naturally in a staggered growth cycle. Some follicles will be active and some will be dormant. To combat this, multiple sessions over a couple of months will allow us to target the follicles while they are in an active stage and to permanently remove hair.

The number of treatments will depend upon the size of the area and the amount of hair that needs to be treated. Most patients will require between four and six treatments, one every 4 weeks or so for truly hair-free skin and optimal results. There may be more treatments required for certain cases.

Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get Laser Hair Removal?

Although laser hair removal is extremely safe for most patients there are a few exceptions. The treatment cannot be performed on patients who:

Who Are The Best Candidates For Fort Collins Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal works on most patients and most skin types but the laser targets the melanin in the hair follicle, making it more effective on dark hair and less effective on red, blond, and gray hair types.

What Are the Benefits?

Impermanent hair removal like waxing and shaving are irritating, sometimes painful, and time-consuming. Laser hair removal offers a number of advantages:

Will Laser Treatments Damage My Skin?

Thanks to Xanadu Med Spa’s Cutera excel HR sapphire contact cooling technology, there may be some reddening of the skin after a treatment, but it keeps your skin cool while it works, meaning there is no damage to the treated area.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

Most clients describe their experience of laser hair removal as mildly uncomfortable, similar to having a rubber band snapped against the skin during the procedure. This pain fades quickly after the treatment and in some cases, there may be some mild itching or redness that will dissipate quickly over a few days.

How Long Will Recovery Time Be?

There is practically zero downtime following a laser hair removal treatment for the average person. Most patients can easily go on about their normal daily business after a session. Most people find the hair starts to fall out during or directly following the treatment and continues to fall out for up to 21 days following.

Patients should actively avoid staying in direct sun exposure for 14 days following their treatment and should not wax or tweeze for the entirety of the time they are undergoing laser hair removal treatments.

What Kind of Lasers Does Xanadu Med Spa, Fort Collins Use?

Xanadu Med Spa uses the Cutera excel HR™ and Clarity Laser.  We also utilize our targeted IPL Hair Removal laser in some cases.  We find it incredibly useful to have two totally different targeted treatment options as it helps achieve the best results for clients with various hair colors and skin tones.

How Does the Clarity II Laser Work?

The Clarity II laser provides clients with an effective laser hair removal treatment. By combining long-pulsed 755nm Alexandrite wavelengths and 1064nm Nd: YAG laser energy, the dual-wavelength laser removes the hair follicle at the source which can lead to longer-lasting results.

Our estheticians are able to adjust laser wavelengths depending on the intensity that the client desires. As the intensity can be altered, this treatment is suitable for all skin types including those with darker skin.

Benefits of the Clarity II Laser

Aside from removing facial and body hair, the Clarity II treatments can also help improve the appearance of several skin conditions.

This treatment is known as a multi-treatment procedure that can replicate many of the benefits of treatments such as botox and plastic surgery without having to go under the knife.

Some of the many benefits of using the Clarity II laser include:

 

-Reduction of vascular lesions and leg veins on the skin.

– Improvement of skin discoloration.

-Pigment correction.

-Skin rejuvenation and toning.

-Encourages the production of collagen.

-Helps improve the appearance of rosacea, birthmarks, age spots, and scaly skin.

Who Can Use the Clarity II Treatment?

In comparison to other laser treatments, the Clarity laser is a suitable laser hair removal treatment for all skin types. Whether you have light or dark skin, the Clarity II laser will remove hair quickly and effectively without causing irritation or skin damage.

The Clarity II laser hair removal can be used on all hair colors and textures. The laser adjusts to the client’s specific skin and hair type, so no matter your hair color, thickness, or quality, the Clarity II is suitable for you.

If you have any questions about the procedure, feel free to ask one of our experienced estheticians at our medical spa during your free consultation.

Is the Clarity Laser Safe?

At Xanadu Med Spa, the safety of our patients is our top priority. That’s why we only offer safe treatments that have been vetted and approved by our licensed estheticians. The Clarity II laser uses real-time temperature sensing to ensure the perfect temperature to destroy hair follicles while maintaining a safe heat that doesn’t damage the skin.

The Clarity II laser is completely FDA-approved and side effects are extremely rare.

Clarity II vs. Other Lasers

Unlike the Clarity II laser, other hair removal lasers are not suitable for dark skin or darker skin tones as they are unable to switch wavelengths depending on the skin’s natural color and tone.

Because of this, other laser treatments have the tendency to burn the surrounding skin cells of darker skin while destroying the person’s hair follicles.

What Does the Clarity II Feel Like?

The Clarity II machine includes a built-in cooling mechanism that instantly dissipates heat that can be emitted by the lasers. The machine also includes a built-in cryogenic spray that actively cools the skin during the laser procedure.

Due to the device’s cooling methods, the risk of discomfort and irritation of the skin is decreased significantly.

What Should I Do Before Treatment?

Using the Clarity II laser does not require any pre-treatment.

Patients should not undergo other laser treatments for at least two weeks before their appointment in order to avoid skin damage. We also recommend avoiding sun tanning beds 24-48 hours before treatment as this can increase skin sensitivity.

How Long Do the Laser Hair Removal Sessions Take?

Each appointment takes between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area being treated.

The handheld Clarity II device’s diameter can be adjusted in size depending on the treatment area. Therefore, the lengths of the sessions are significantly reduced as larger areas of hair can be treated quickly and effectively.

Also, the quick pulse technology of the Clarity device helps speed up the process of hair removal, so you can be finished in no time.

When Will I See Results?

In comparison to other treatments, the Clarity II laser hair removal is very efficient in removing unwanted hair.

Unlike older lasers that usually require over 10 sessions to effectively destroy the hair follicle, the Clarity II requires fewer treatments. In fact, results are usually visible after just 4 sessions.

After Care

As the Clarity II dual-wavelength laser includes a built-in cooling mechanism, irritation and redness are a rare occurrence, making downtime virtually 0.

Having said that, we always recommend our clients to use SPF factor 50+ sunscreen as the skin may be slightly sensitive to harsh UV rays.

We also recommend our patients to pat the skin dry after showering rather than rubbing to avoid irritation and use moisturizing creams and lotions to keep the skin hydrated.

How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

If you regularly wax or tweeze, stop both during the 6 weeks leading up to the treatment. 24 hours before the treatment you should shave the areas so that the hair is in the skin but not growing above it for the laser removal to be successful.

You should also refrain from using tanning beds in the week leading up to the treatment. Your laser technician will explain this to you during your free consultation.

Laser Treatment Hair Removal Areas

Laser pulse treatment is effective on most areas of the body, including:

Facial Hair

For women, facial hair on the chin and upper lip can be really debilitating in terms of their confidence. The face is particularly sensitive too, making it hard to use traditional methods like waxing. Fortunately, laser removal is a great way to reduce unwanted hair and save your face from the harmful effects that may come with waxing and shaving.

It isn’t just for women either, many men like the look of being smooth-shaven and do not want the rash, bumps, or pain that comes with shaving. Common treatment areas for men include

Arm Hair

For many people, thick or dark arm hair is not the look they are going for. Luckily our Fort Collins laser treatment can reduce the appearance of arm hair.

Underarm Hair

Women who have unwanted underarm hair can also benefit from laser removal. After a few sessions, you can be confident again, with no stubble underarms.

Body Hair

Many men suffer from confidence problems because of the amount of hair they have on their back or stomachs. It can take hours to shave or wax these areas and the process can often leave red rashes and itchy skin. The quickest and most effective way to remove the hair from these areas and achieve hair-free skin with little hair growth is to use laser hair treatment on the hair follicles.

Bikini Laser Hair Permanent Removal

Everyone wants to feel confident when they put on their bikini but many women feel a lot of self-confidence issues regarding their unwanted hair around the bikini area. Bikini hair removal is one of the most popular treatments we administer here at Xanadu, Fort Collins.

Leg Hair

Many women want to save time in their busy schedules and one time-consuming process is leg shaving. By utilizing the light energy of laser removal you can achieve the best results in half the time. Save hours of time sitting in the shower and feel more radiant in your own skin with permanent hair removal.

Eyebrow Hair

Unibrows and overly bushy eyebrows are another cause for many women in Fort Collins to feel self-conscious. Your laser technician can help you shape your eyebrows exactly how you want them, leaving a more contoured face.

Contact Xanadu Med Spa, Fort Collins Today!

If you are fed up with waxing and shaving and want a more permanent hair reduction solution, contact our team today. Our expert team will work with you and advise on the best treatment plan.

Call us today at 970-591-7919 for a complimentary consultation.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

It is using energy from a laser to permanently remove your hair. For most people, after 7-10 treatments, over 85% of hairs in the treated area will be gone forever.

The pigment in your hair absorbs the energy from the laser. That energy travels down the hair shaft to the hair follicle and destroys the follicle – permanently. This is different than waxing, tweezing or threading where the hair is pulled out of the follicle, but remains intact to grow a new hair.

The laser is only able to permanently destroy the hair follicle when the hair is in the anagen phase, also called the growth phase. Not all of your hairs are in the growth phase at one time. For example, your underarm hair only has about 30% of hairs in the growth phase about every six weeks.

For most people, it usually takes between 7 and 10 treatments to reach over 85% hair reduction in any given area. You can expect to see between 10-30% hair reduction after each treatment, and the effect is cumulative. For some people, more treatments are needed to reach the goal of over 85% reduction. The following are examples of the types of people that may require more treatments:

  1. Individuals on hormone replacement therapy.
  2. Individuals who have experienced a change in hormones. Example: An increase growth in pubic hair or facial hair after pregnancy.
  3. Individuals with little contrast between their hair and skin. Example: Fair skin with very light brown hairs.

*For the individuals referenced in the above examples, an Unlimited Laser Hair Removal Package will give you the best results.

Yes. Individuals with medical conditions that make their skin sensitive to sunlight (example: Lupus) and/or are taking medications (example: some antibiotics) that make the skin sensitive to sunlight. Our Registered Nurse will review your medical history and medications and make sure Laser Hair Removal is safe for you.

Burning, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation of the skin. These events are rare, and the risk is reduced here at Xanadu because our laser technician is a Registered Nurse with expert knowledge of lasers. She ensures the laser settings are safe for your skin. The risk is also reduced by not exposing treatment areas to sunlight and/or tanning beds.

  • No more shaving, waxing, tweezing, threading, or using chemical hair removing products.
  • No more in grown hairs.
  • You are always ready to wear that tank top or dress or swim trunks. No need to try to rush to shave your armpits anymore, change what you are wearing all together, or ask your son to shave your back!

With Xanadu Med Spa’s Cutera excel HR™ laser and its sapphire contact cooling technology, there may be some reddening of the skin after a treatment, but it keeps your skin cool while it works.

Laser hair removal at Xanadu Med Spa feels like a rubber band snap on your skin, but with our Cutera excel HR™ laser and its sapphire contact cooling technology, your skin stays cool and comfortable throughout your treatment.

There is no recovery time. You can resume regular activities immediately after treatment.

Xanadu Med Spa uses the Cutera excel HR™ Laser.  Cutera’s unique sapphire contact cooling technology keeps your skin cool, which dramatically lowers the risk of injury and pain.

You should stop any waxing or tweezing you do six weeks before coming in for your laser hair removal. You can still shave and should shave within 24 hours before your treatment. The hair needs to be in your skin, but not above the skin, for laser removal to work.

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