Laser Hair Removal

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Laser Hair Removal San Diego

Prime Med Spa’s laser hair removal technology and pricing model is unprecedented in San Diego.

Our lasers are new, highly effective, comfortable, and can be used on all skin types. Most patients can expect to see a dramatic reduction in hair density after their first treatment! Individual results may vary depending on hair density, location, and skin type. Multiple sessions are always needed, as hair grows in 3 cycles every 3-8 weeks. That’s why we sell an unlimited sessions package which allows our patients to come in for a treatment as often as needed for a full 12 months! This locks in your results and removes the big unknown question which many patients have: “How many sessions will I need?”. The answer is impossible to predict. While other medical spas prefer to sell you pricey packages geared to keep you coming back for more spending, Prime Med Spa stands by our equipment and techniques, to create a results based model that stands out above the rest in terms of value and customer satisfaction. Laser hair removal is popular at Prime Med Spa among both men and women. Men often choose laser hair removal to keep a clean neckline, chest, back, and arms. Ladies enjoy laser hair removal on the face and chin, the underarms, lady zones, arms & legs, and stomach area.

About

In this new society of beauty and appearance more men and women are taking necessary measures to rid of unwanted hair but some of these hair removal techniques can be a daily or weakly inconvenience and are becoming a painful chore. Waxing, plucking and shaving are not only painful but can sometimes leave behind dark shadows, scarring, allergic reactions, rashes, ingrown hairs, only provide temporary relief, and may actually stimulate hair growth. Electrolysis, while effective, often requires years of ongoing and frequently painful treatments. Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment inside the hair follicle without damaging delicate pores and structures of the skin. The procedure is very quick and is virtually painless compared to waxing, plucking and electrolysis.

Procedure

When choosing where you go to have laser hair removal, please understand it is all about the technology. There is no art to laser hair removal, it is all science. Be sure to choose a provider with up-to-date equipment that uses cold laser technology to minimize the risk of burns and other important and very real side effects, and to maximize effectiveness. Prime Med Spa sees patients each week who have, unfortunately, invested thousands of dollars with other laser hair removal practices in San Diego, only to have all of their hair return in a few months. Other lasers advertised in San Diego may be outdated and could leave you needing to pay for additional packages for years.

The Quanta Forte Diode Laser is a chilled handpiece, cooling itself down to -12C, which means less discomfort and less risk of side effects to you. It is the most advanced hair removal laser on the market today, and treatments are performed safely by our trained registered nurse or on-site physician. Treatments can be performed every 3-6 weeks depending on body area.

The patient is asked to wear eye protection consisting of an opaque covering or goggles. The area to be treated is then shaved. A small handpiece, or “wand” is placed against the skin and a burst of coolant is applied as the laser is activated. The handpiece is repositioned and the laser is activated again. The size or the area treated will determine the number of laser activations, or “pulses”, required. The laser procedure takes anywhere from 10 mins to 1 hour depending on the areas treated. Generally no anesthesia is used.

Prime Med Spa offers an unlimited sessions pricing model which allows patients to come in for a laser hair removal treatment session as soon as clinically needed for a full year! This ensures your results are going to be there, without having to purchase multiple packages. It puts the responsibility on us to get your results. Our motivation becomes achieving truly satisfying results in an efficient manner, not up-selling you more expensive packages each time you come.

**Always trim and shave your body area prior to arrival to Prime Med Spa for laser hair removal treatment

Treatment Areas

Large Areas

  • Abdomen
  • Arms (upper or lower)
  • Back (upper or lower)
  • Brazilian bikini
  • Chest
  • Full face
  • Shoulders
  • Legs (upper or lower)

Medium Areas

  • Jawline
  • Neck (front or back)
  • Playboy bikini
  • Standard bikini
  • Underarms

Small Areas

  • Areola
  • Browline
  • Center brow
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Ears
  • Feet & toes
  • Hairline
  • Hands & fingers
  • Happy trail
  • Lip (upper or lower)
  • Navel
  • Nose
  • Sideburns

Laser Hair Removal vs. Waxing, Shaving, & Plucking

In order to achieve results the patient must let their hair grow out about one quarter of an inch (approximately 3-4 weeks of hair growth). With laser hair removal the patient can shave daily but waxing must not performed within 3 weeks prior to treatment. Shaving is recommended before the procedure.

Shaving, waxing and plucking can keep an area hair-free for up to 6 weeks at the most and will likely be back sooner than 2 weeks. These hair removal techniques tend to stimulate hair growth and cause hairs to grow back darker and thicker whereas with laser hair removal we can expect that somewhere between 60 and 95 percent of the treated hair will be gone.

Cost

Studies show that on average women can save $7,000 by receiving laser hair removal on the areas of the body they typically shave and $20,000 with laser vs. waxing.

In the end laser treatments have proven to be the most effective, efficient and virtually painless choice for hair removal.

FAQ

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is a procedure which removes hair from the body utilizing a long pulse laser. The laser emits heat, which disables follicles from producing hair. Since lasers target pigment, treatments are most effective on dark, coarse hair.

What should I expect before and after my hair removal treatment?

Before the treatment, patients should not remove hair with the root using any other hair removal method for at least 6 weeks prior to their first session. This allows the laser to burn the follicle from the root. The area to be treated should be shaved one day prior to your appointment. Treatments vary in length depending on desired area. Underarms take under 10 minutes, while full legs can take up to an hour. After the treatment, it is recommended that patients apply an ice pack and/or cooled aloe vera gel to help soothe the skin. For most patients, shedding of hair will start 3 weeks following the treatment.

How many treatments will I need, and how far apart are they scheduled?

Most patients require anywhere from 6 to 8 treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart. Shedding of hair should take place approximately 3 weeks after treatment. Once it starts to regrow, patients should come in for their next session.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal can remove the majority of coarse hair on a body area, but it may not get rid of finer hair. Generally, you will be able to tell how much reduction was achieved after waiting about 6 months after the last treatment.

Is laser hair removal painful?

This process is not painful for most patients, although it may cause slight discomfort for some. Many describe the sensation as that of a rubber band snapping against the skin for a quick second.