Laser Hair Removal

Keeping up with unwanted hair can seem like an endless battle. Despite flashy new razors and expensive salons, it always finds its way back to you eventually. If you’re tired of waxing or shaving, take your skin care into the 21st century with laser hair removal at Aesthetic Envy in Sacramento, California. Utilizing state-of-the-art Astanza ReSmooth and Viora IPL laser technology, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mats Hagström and his team are raising the bar in laser hair removal to provide the smooth, long-lasting results you deserve.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is an effective solution for eliminating unwanted hair in both men and women without the hassle of shaving, waxing or plucking. These old-fashioned methods of hair removal demand too much of our time and attention, often needing daily upkeep to prevent hair from growing back. In the process, side effects like razor bumps, irritated skin and ingrown hairs may occur. Aesthetic Envy in Sacramento, California, offers a better way to remove unwanted hair, using advanced Astanza ReSmooth diode lasers and Viora IPL technology to help you achieve the smooth skin you’ve always wanted. A semi-permanent treatment that provides long-lasting results, laser hair removal targets follicles deep beneath the skin’s surface to stop hair growth in its tracks, no shaving or waxing required.

  • Effective for both men and women
  • 80 to 90 percent permanent hair reduction
  • Longest lasting results of any hair removal method
  • Eliminates the need to wax, shave or pluck unwanted hair

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive treatment that works by targeting hair follicles with pulses of concentrated diode or IPL laser technology to disrupt and inhibit the hair growth process. The energy emitted safely travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) within the hair follicle, effectively destroying targeted hairs while drastically reducing the amount of future growth. Hair grows in different stages, so most patients need four to six treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction, with hair coming back finer and thinner each time. Compared to other treatments, laser hair removal can cover a large area in a single session, helping to cut down on office visits and reduce the long-term cost of hair removal.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal was previously limited to patients with darker hair and lighter skin, but the advanced Astanza ReSmooth and Viora lasers at Aesthetic Envy are newer technologies that are safe and effective for all skin types and hair colors. This versatile treatment can also be used almost anywhere on the body, including sensitive areas, making it ideal for both men and women who want to eliminate unwanted hair for good.

  • Are tired of constantly shaving or waxing
  • Desire more permanent hair reduction results
  • Can commit to at least four to six treatments
  • Want to save money in the long run

What to Expect From Your Hair Removal Treatment

Your laser hair removal will begin with a consultation, where you’ll be able to discuss the areas with unwanted hair that you’d like to have treated. Your aesthetic practitioner will then review your medical history, examine the areas of concern and explain how you should prepare for your procedure. You’ll be asked to shave treatment areas a few days before your appointment, but as it gets closer to the day of your procedure, you should refrain from shaving, waxing or using hair removal products such as creams and lotions.

When you arrive for your appointment, treatment areas will be cleansed and a local anesthetic will be applied if needed to ensure your comfort. Then, both you and your provider will wear protective eyewear as the laser emits bright flashes of light that are delivered into targeted hair follicles. Each pulse of energy lasts for a few seconds and can treat multiple hairs, making the procedure quick and easy, depending on the size and scope of your treatment areas. You may experience some warmth and discomfort as the laser eliminates unwanted hair, but the procedure is usually well-tolerated and most patients describe the sensation as feeling prickly or like a rubber band snapping on the skin. A spray, gel or cooling laser tip may be used throughout your treatment to further improve your comfort.

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What Should I Expect After Laser Hair Removal?

After your treatment, you may have some redness, swelling or skin irritation, but these effects are temporary and will quickly subside. Your practitioner may recommend that you apply ice to treated areas to reduce any discomfort or apply a steroid cream to help with inflammation. You’ll also be sent home with aftercare instructions and advised to stay out of the sun, as your skin will be more susceptible to harmful UV rays in the weeks following your treatment. During this time, you should apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent any damage from occurring. Other than these considerations, you’ll be able to resume all normal activities with no downtime after your laser hair removal.

Your Laser Hair Removal Results

You may notice an immediate reduction in hair after your first treatment, but most treated hairs will begin to fall out over the next few days or weeks. New growth will be much thinner and sparser than before, with subsequent treatments further increasing your results. Hair growth occurs in stages and about 20 percent of follicles are susceptible to the laser during each session, so multiple treatments are needed for optimal hair reduction. Eventually, new growth will disappear and you’ll be able to enjoy a permanent 80 to 90 percent elimination of unwanted hair. Most patients need a minimum of six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve their ideal outcome, but this will vary depending on a variety of factors. To ensure that you reach your goals, your provider will develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs, desired results and areas of concern.

The Aesthetic Envy Treatment Advantage

The laser hair removal experts at Aesthetic Envy are Sacramento’s premier choice for permanent hair reduction. By combining the latest aesthetic technology with a high standard of patient care, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mats Hagström and his team go above and beyond to provide the best possible treatment every time. That’s why Aesthetic Envy uses the Viora IPL and Astanza ReSmooth lasers, industry-leading technologies that provide unmatched comfort, versatility and efficacy. The Astanza ReSmooth boasts larger treatment heads, an integrated cooling system and the ability to treat all skin types and hair colors, while the Viora IPL with PCR technology offers highly flexible treatments to ensure that your laser hair removal at Aesthetic Envy will be unlike any other.

If you’d like to say goodbye to your unwanted hair for good, contact or call Aesthetic Envy today at 916-333-4906 to schedule a consultation.