Tired of waxing, shaving, tweezing and plucking your hair only to end up with uncomfortable razor bumps, rashes, stubble and irritation? We can help you get long-lasting, smooth skin with no pain. We use Motus AX technology which targets and destroys the follicle cells responsible for hair growth without damaging the surrounding skin.
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How Laser Hair Removal Works
During a laser hair removal treatment session, bright flashes of light are emitted onto the unwanted areas of hair. These flashes of light will penetrate through the skin and selectively target the melanin in the hair follicles. The pigment absorbs the energy of the light to effectively destroy the hair.
Is laser hair removal always permanent?
Laser hair removal isn’t always permanent, but it will help effectively delay hair growth for a long period of time. To initially remove your hair, you will need multiple laser treatments to get the full effect, but you may need more treatments for maintenance. Generally, you may need maintenance sessions 2-3 times per year to destroy newly developed follicles and keep the area hairless.
How many sessions are generally necessary to achieve results?
Most patients require multiple sessions, between 4 and 6, to target all the necessary hair follicles during their growth stage. Our laser hair reduction packages are sold in quantities of 6, and the recommendation is that patients return every 4 weeks for best results.
Why We Use the Motus AX for Laser Hair Removal
We use the Modus AX because it is a revolutionary pain-free laser using Alexandrite 755nm technology. This laser hair removal system is the gold standard for safe hair removal and is suitable for all skin types. Because this treatment uses a continuous motion, it allows for the heat to slowly build up in the hair follicles, while chilling the skin superficially, meaning you will not feel any pain.
When you choose Pura Vida for your laser hair removal procedure, you will enjoy a painless and highly effective treatment. The Motus handpiece can also get extremely close to the skin’s surface and the energy is entirely absorbed by the skin, making it effective enough to remove up to 90% of hair in as few as four treatments.
Say goodbye to razor burn and ingrown hairs and treat yourself to a luxurious laser hair-removal treatment today.
Why Choose Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center for Laser Hair Removal
We are a luxurious spa located conveniently in Fulton, MD and founded in 2008. At Pura Vida Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center, we provide state of the art treatments for the skin, specializing in a range of procedures including laser hair removal. Our medical professionals are on-site daily.
We use Motus AX to remove hair because this quick and easy process swiftly removes unwanted hair and is less painful than other hair removal methods available on the market. Because you want to target the hair itself without damaging the surrounding skin, we use modern innovations which can be used on all skin types and colors.
Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
If you want to get rid of unwanted hair on your armpit, upper lip, chin, legs or bikini leg, you are the ideal candidate for laser hair removal. It’s generally possible to treat unwanted hair on nearly any area of the body, except the eyelid or surrounding area.
If you have excessive hair growth due to genetics, PCOS, hormone fluctuations, body odors or just seeking smooth skin, we can help. If you are concerned about in-grown hairs, razor and chemical burns associated with other hair removal methods, you are an ideal candidate for this laser treatment.
The laser we use inhibits the hair’s ability to grow without disrupting or damaging the skin’s surface, so even the most sensitive skin can be treated. Even with sensitive skin, you will be able to enjoy a smooth hairless body, with no ingrown hairs!
If you have tattoos in the desired area, you won’t be able to get laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair, but it can be used successfully on all skin types. Even darker skinned people with dark hair can enjoy this advanced type of laser removal system.
Med-dark facial hair reduction
A few years ago, laser hair removal was not recommended for people with medium to dark skin tones, especially for those with black or Asian skin, as lasers were not made for these skin tones.
Because the laser energy used targets pigment in the hair, and with the pigment being shallower in the skin, this could lead to the laser being attracted to the medium to dark skin rather than the hair pigment, meaning medium to dark skin could be at risk of burning.
Motus AX is the only alexandrite laser that’s safe for all skin types, even very dark skin. This means if you have medium to dark skin, you can still enjoy our laser facial hair removal treatments.
Med-dark body hair reduction
Motus AX is significantly more comfortable than any other existing laser system, making it ideal for body hair reduction, even on darker skin. The innovative, full contact handpiece allows 100% energy delivery to the hair follicle. Enjoy total comfort anywhere on the body.
Since medium to dark skin tones tend to be more sensitive and prone to side effects including suffering from discolouration. This is why you need to make sure you choose a reputable clinic with correct and thorough training on the right lasers.
Before & Afters
You can expect results to appear noticeable in days or in the week following each treatment. The hairs will grow back finer and weaker after the initial laser hair removal treatment, and the skin will become smoother. You can expect to see a gradual decrease in hair density, thickness and the amount of hair in the treatment area.
Each laser hair removal session is estimated to destroy 10-15% of the follicles in the treated area. You will visibly see a difference every session although full results won’t be enjoyed until the series has been completed.
What to Expect During Your Motus AX Treatment
We will consult with you before you have your treatment. We will cleanse the skin and prep it with aloe vera gel, this may feel slightly cold. The handpiece softly glides across the skin targeting the hair to be removed causing no discomfort. Treatment time will vary, depending on the location and the number of areas being treated. Sit back, relax, and trust our experienced team.
You may notice some slight red bumps immediately after the treatment, this will disappear after 1-2 days. You might also notice redness and minor swelling, but this will also go within the first day. After the laser hair removal treatment, it is recommended to moisturize and keep the skin hydrated and clean. Do not wear makeup on the area for the first three days. When you start to wear makeup, be delicate and do not rub excessively as this can increase the chance of hyperpigmentation.
After the treatment. you should not rub or scratch at the treated area. You should avoid using hot water for the first 24 hours and avoid swimming, strenuous exercise or engaging in sport for the first 48 following treatment.
Do not shave the area for the first 3 days. If you have had the laser hair removal treatment under your arm, avoid deodorant for the first three days and use a light powder instead. When showering, always rinse gently with cool or tepid water and gently pat the area dry and don’t rub it.
Apply a high-protection sunscreen to the area for 4-6 weeks after treatment. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or sunlamp. We will recommend the proper aftercare before your procedure, ensuring your hair is removed in the safest way.
Pricing packages below are inclusive of 6 treatments (generally effective amount). Individual treatment prices are available but will incur a 15% surcharge. Prices start at $600 for small areas like the lip, chin and nape of the neck and go up to $3000 for the chest, full back or the full leg.
We also offer BBL – Photo Rejuvenation, which is a cosmetic treatment designed to treat the visible signs of sun damage, brown spots, broken capillaries, rosacea, and age spots. A pulsating broad beam of highly concentrated light selectively targets the area being treated without causing damage to the surrounding skin.
If you want to complement the hair removal with the removal of vascular lesions, rosacea, diffuse telangiectasias and superficial port wine stains, we offer DenaVe, a gold standard in pulsed-dye lasers. It delivers a powerful wavelength in a controlled method, which minimizes side effects and downtime.
Lasers can be used to treat spider and varicose veins. We can treat cherry hemangioma, spider veins, vascular birthmarks, and red colored scars. Laser spider vein removal is a non-invasive and virtually pain-free procedure designed to remove veins using a highly concentrated beam of light. Laser spider vein removal applies an intense energy that destroys the small blood vessels in the surface of the skin, without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.
Book Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation
Explore the painless solution for long-lasting hair removal by Pura Vida Medspa in Fulton MD. This advanced treatment works for virtually all hair and skin types. Contact us to get started and get a consultation!
What are the downsides of Motus AX laser hair removal?
The area the Motus AX laser hair removal treatment is used on can appear slightly red afterwards and the hair follicles may look slightly raised or bumpy for the first 24-48 hours. The risks from laser hair removal are minimal when performed by a trained technician with the right equipment. Side effects can also happen if the patient doesn’t follow the recommended aftercare steps. Over, there are minimal downsides to Motus AX laser hair removal, and we will always be happy to answer your concerns before the procedure.
How can I best prepare for a laser hair removal session?
You must avoid plucking, waxing, or bleaching the hair that will be treated for six weeks before the procedure. It is important to preserve the root and the pigment of the hair, so your laser hair removal treatment is successful. You need to shave the treated area the day or night before your appointment.
Avoid having excessive sun exposure before your appointment as burnt skin can’t be treated and do not have any self-tanner on the treatment area. Wear comfortable clothing, depending on the area you are removing hair from.
Should I be concerned if the treated area has moles or birthmarks?
No, we will always cover up moles and birthmarks during the laser hair removal procedure. Lasers can affect moles and birthmarks as they contain pigmented cells, which are higher in pigment than the surrounding skin. When you laser over a mole, the laser is absorbed by the pigment and could cause a mole or birthmark to lift off. If you suffer from hair growth that is growing from a mole, we recommend you trim or cut the hair as close to the skin as possible.
Can I have laser hair removal if I have tattoos?
Areas with tattoos cannot be directly treated. This is because the laser is attracted to the dark pigment in the ink, and it can cause your tattoo to break down and significantly reduce the color. If there is a small tattoo in the area, we may be able to cover it up and still treat the area.
How long will my session be with Motus AX laser hair removal?
Depending on how many treatment areas you have, your laser hair removal session could be as quick as five minutes. Sessions may be up to an hour long if you have multiple treatment areas. We will let you know of the exact length during the consultation period.