Laser Hair Removal Services

Laser Hair Removal

Welcome to Pura Vida Medical Spa, where our expert team in Fulton, Maryland, is dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty and wellness through advanced treatments. Our board-certified providers, led by Dr. Leslie Apgar, offer a comprehensive range of services designed to meet all your skin care and aesthetic needs. Whether you’re seeking laser hair removal, Botox, microneedling, chemical peels, or PRP treatments, Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center is your go-to destination for rejuvenation and wellness.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a laser treatment that targets and eliminates unwanted hair from various parts of the body. This pain-free procedure uses concentrated light beams to penetrate hair follicles, disrupting hair growth and providing long-lasting results. It’s an excellent solution for anyone looking to reduce hair on areas such as the legs, arms, back, face, and bikini line.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Choosing laser hair removal at Pura Vida Medical Spa offers numerous benefits:

  • Long-Lasting Results: Say goodbye to the hassle of waxing and shaving with results that last.
  • Minimal Discomfort: Our advanced devices ensure a pain-free experience with little to no downtime.
  • Precision: Laser treatment targets hair follicles without damaging surrounding skin.
  • Suitable for All Skin Types: Whether you have light or dark skin, our treatments are customized to suit your needs.
  • Time-Saving: Each session is quick, allowing you to return to your daily activities immediately.

Devices We Offer At Pura Vida

At Pura Vida Medical Spa, we use the most advanced technology to ensure the best results for our clients.

  • Motus AX: This innovative device uses Moveo technology to provide fast and effective hair removal for all skin types, ensuring a comfortable and efficient treatment.
  • Motus AZ+: Combining dual-wavelength technology, the Motus AZ+ offers enhanced effectiveness for a variety of skin tones, delivering superior results with minimal discomfort.
  • Alma Titanium Soprano: Known for its speed and comfort, the Alma Titanium Soprano is ideal for larger treatment areas, providing a quick and pain-free hair removal experience.
FeatureMotus AXMotus AZ+Alma Titanium Soprano
TechnologyMoveo technologyDual-wavelength (Alexandrite 755nm and Nd:YAG 1064nm)Triple-wavelength (755nm, 810nm, 1064nm)
Skin TypesAll skin types, including darker skin tonesAll skin types, including darker skin tonesAll skin types, including tanned and dark skin
ComfortPainless with contact cooling systemMinimal discomfort with integrated cooling systemVirtually painless with ICE Plus continuous cooling system
Treatment SpeedFast due to Moveo technologyEnhanced speed with Moveo technologyVery fast with large 4 cm² spot size
EffectivenessHigh effectiveness with 100% energy absorptionSuperior results with dual wavelengthsHigh efficiency with triple wavelengths
ApplicationsHair removal, pigmented lesionsHair removal, pigmented lesions, skin revitalization, vascular lesionsHair removal
Sessions Required6-8 sessions6-8 sessionsFewer sessions due to large spot size
Unique FeaturesSapphire tip for cooling and energy absorptionMoveo technology for continuous motion and precise energy deliveryTRIO MAX applicator for large treatment areas and Smart Clinic IoT feature

Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is suitable for both men and women of various ages. It is effective on all skin types and can treat multiple areas of the body. However, there are some contraindications, such as pregnancy, certain skin conditions, and active infections. Our providers will assess your suitability during the initial consultation.

Before & Afters

Experience the transformation with our laser hair removal treatments. Our before and after photos showcase the dramatic reduction in unwanted hair and the smooth, hair-free skin achieved by our clients. Typically, you can expect to see significant results after just a few sessions, with complete results visible after a series of treatments.

What to Expect from Your Laser Hair Removal Session

From your initial consultation to post-treatment care, your laser hair removal session at Pura Vida Medical Spa is designed to be smooth and effective. During the consultation, our expert team will assess your skin type and hair to create a personalized treatment plan. On the day of your session, one of our advanced devices—Motus AX, Motus AZ+, or Alma Titanium Soprano—will be used to target hair follicles with precise laser energy, ensuring minimal discomfort. Sessions are quick, and you can resume normal activities immediately. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to achieve optimal results.

Risks and Side Effects

Laser hair removal is generally safe, but there are potential risks and side effects. These may include temporary redness, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treated area. Rarely, some individuals may experience blistering, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation. It’s essential to follow pre- and post-treatment care instructions provided by our team to minimize these risks and ensure the best possible outcome. If you have any concerns, our practitioners are always available to address them.

Laser Hair Removal vs. Other Hair Removal Techniques

Laser hair removal offers several advantages over traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams. Unlike shaving, which only cuts hair at the surface and requires frequent maintenance, laser hair removal targets hair follicles to provide long-lasting results. Waxing can be painful and may cause skin irritation, whereas laser treatments are virtually pain-free with our advanced devices and involve minimal discomfort. Depilatory creams can contain harsh chemicals that may irritate the skin, whereas laser hair removal is a safe and effective option for all skin types. 

Additionally, laser treatments are more precise, reducing the risk of ingrown hairs and achieving smoother skin. At Pura Vida Medical Spa in Fulton, MD, we offer laser hair removal solutions that ensure you enjoy lasting smoothness and convenience over other hair removal techniques.

Cost of Laser Hair Removal in Maryland

The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of sessions required. At Pura Vida Medical Spa in Fulton, Maryland, we offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options to make this treatment accessible to everyone. Contact us for a personalized consultation and detailed pricing information.

In addition to laser hair removal, Pura Vida Medical Spa offers a variety of related treatments to enhance your beauty and wellness:

  • Neurotoxins: Botox, Daxxify, and Dysport: These injectable treatments work by temporarily relaxing facial muscles, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful complexion.
  • Dermal Fillers: Bellafill, RHA, and Sculptra: These minimally invasive treatments use biocompatible substances to restore volume, enhance contours, and stimulate collagen production, effectively treating wrinkles, folds, and facial volume loss.
  • Semaglutide: This injectable medication aids in weight loss by regulating appetite and blood sugar levels, helping patients achieve their weight management goals.
  • Waxing and Tinting: Providing a quick and effective method for hair removal and brow/lash enhancement, waxing removes hair from the root for longer-lasting smoothness, while tinting adds definition and color to your brows and lashes for a polished look.


How many sessions are needed?

Typically, 6-8 sessions are required to achieve optimal results, depending on the area treated and individual hair growth patterns.

Is the treatment painful?

Thanks to our advanced devices like the Motus AX, Motus AZ+, and Alma Titanium Soprano, treatments are virtually pain-free, with most clients describing the sensation as a slight warming or tingling.

What should I do before and after the treatment?

Avoid sun exposure and tanning before your session. Post-treatment, follow our aftercare instructions, which include avoiding direct sunlight and using gentle skin care products.

How long do the results last?

Laser hair removal provides long-lasting results, with many clients experiencing permanent hair reduction. Maintenance sessions may be needed to maintain the results.

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