Laser Hair Removal

Elevate Medical Spa

Medical Spa & Board Certified Nurse Practitioner located in Jackson, WY

You can stop shaving and waxing for good with a visit to Elevate Medical Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Laser Hair Removal is an innovative technology effective in permanently reducing unwanted body hair. Marti Mason, FNP-C and the Elevate Medical Spa team of qualified technicians offer laser hair removal using the Solta Medical® Pẻlo laser system. To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, schedule a consultation online or by phone.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

The Alma Harmony XL Pro laser system targets hair pigments and uses light energy to destroy active hair follicles. Once the laser destroys the follicle, new hair can’t grow.

Laser hair removal can effectively treat unwanted hair on several areas of the body, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Bikini area

While the laser technology is powerful enough to destroy hair follicles, it doesn’t affect the surrounding skin and tissues in the treatment area. We ask that you do shave well on the morning of your appointment- as our laser does not require hair growth to perform the treatment.

Treatment times depend on the size of the area you are treating.The staff can provide you with more accurate procedure times during your evaluation.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

During the procedure, ultrasound gel and the handheld device is applied to the treatment area. You may feel warm sensations with very little to no pain at all. As the technology destroys the hair follicle, on rare occasions, you may smell a slight sulfur smell. This is normal. A treatment can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 60 minutes, dependent on the size of the treatment area.

Are laser hair removal results permanent?

Results occur immediately following the procedure. As the treatment can only destroy active hair follicles, additional treatments will be necessary to achieve your desired results. It’s important to know that Laser Hair Removal is not permanent but rather it allows for the reduction of hair growth so that you may only need a treatment 1-2 times per year. When you have reached your desired outcome, you may only need a treatment 1-2 times per year. Results are very dependent on the individual skin and hair type.

If your hair is light, like blonde or gray, you may not experience the same results as those with darker hair. The staff can analyze your skin, hair color and thickness to determine how many treatments may be necessary. Treatments are usually scheduled four to eight weeks apart.

Is there recovery time needed for laser hair removal?

You may experience temporary warmth, swelling or redness that resolves on its own in a few hours. You can use a cool compress and over-the-counter medications to relieve minor discomfort.

Laser hair removal typically doesn’t require any downtime. You can expect to return to your normal activities following your treatment.

You should avoid direct sun exposure in the treatment area for 1-2 weeks prior and definitely do not get laser if you are sunburned. You should also refrain from using a tanning bed or lamp as your skin heals.

To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal treatments, schedule a consultation by calling the spa.