Laser Hair Removal

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


About Laser Hair Removal

Using the latest technology, we are now able to remove unwanted hair. The FDA has cleared the Light Sheer for hair removal and permanent hair reduction. Until now, the only options for removing unwanted hair were shaving, waxing, hair-removal creams, tweezing, or electrolysis, and these are all temporary and painful. To achieve a satisfactory level of hair removal, 5-to-8 laser hair removal treatments in Maryland are typically required. This technique is good for your underarms, face, legs, back, and most other skin surfaces.

The Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

The Light Sheer diode laser system safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I–VI), as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, appropriate intensities are generally lower and appropriate durations are generally longer to prevent damage to the skin. Using appropriate treatment parameters, however, people with all skin types can benefit from laser hair removal with the Light Sheer.

Laser Hair Removal in Maryland

Laser hair removal is an outpatient procedure with no downtime. However, several treatments are needed because hair grows in three distinct cycles.

  1. The active or growth cycle (anagen)
  2. The dormant cycle (catagen)
  3. The fall-out or shedding cycle (telogen)

Laser hair removal is most effective during the anagen or growth cycle. Your hair is at different stages all the time, so the procedure must be repeated to “capture” hair when it is in the growth phase.

The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts the light to heat. The heat, in turn, damages the follicle and destroys its ability to re-grow. With our laser, your skin is compressed and cooled with a patented contact-cooling hand piece, the ChillTip (which helps protect the skin). So, in the right hands and with the right tools, the procedure can be very effective.

It’s important to remember that not all lasers and not all practitioners are the same. If you routinely need to remove hair with an “old-fashioned method,” it is time to investigate laser hair removal. This may be the answer you have looking for.

Other Spa Treatments

Laser hair removal is just one of the many medical spa services offered at Spa Bella. To perfect your look, you also may want to consider Dysport® treatment, wrinkle fillers such as Restylane®, or microdermabrasion.

To visit our cosmetic plastic surgery office in National Harbor, Maryland, serving Alexandria and other Northern Virginia towns, request a consultation online or call the office at 866-BELLA-06.

We invite you to call our Maryland plastic surgery office in National Harbor at (301) 567-6767 to schedule a personal consultation.