Laser Hair Removal with Motus

Laser Hair Removal

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 technology which targets and destroys the follicle cells responsible for hair growth without damaging the surrounding skin.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

During a laser hair removal session, bright flashes of light are directed onto the unwanted hair. These light pulses penetrate the skin and selectively target the melanin in the hair follicles. The pigment absorbs the light’s energy, effectively destroying the hair and preventing future growth.

Is Laser Hair Removal Always Permanent?

Laser hair removal is not always permanent, but it significantly delays hair growth for an extended period. To achieve optimal results, multiple laser treatments are necessary initially. Maintenance sessions may be required to manage new hair growth, typically 2-3 times per year, to destroy newly developed follicles and keep the area hair-free.

How Many Sessions Are Generally Necessary to Achieve Results?

Most patients need multiple sessions, usually between 4 and 6, to target all the necessary hair follicles during their growth stage. Our laser hair reduction packages are available in sets of 6, with the recommendation to return every 4 weeks for the best results.

Why We Use Motus Laser Technology for Laser Hair Removal

At Pura Vida Medical Spa, we utilize the advanced Motus Laser Technology to provide our clients with the most effective and comfortable laser hair removal treatments. Our state-of-the-art devices, the Motus AX and Motus AZ+, offer unparalleled results for all skin types.

Motus AX

We use the Motus AX because it is a revolutionary pain-free laser utilizing Alexandrite 755nm technology. This laser hair removal system is the gold standard for safe hair removal and is suitable for all skin types. The continuous motion technology allows heat to slowly build up in the hair follicles while chilling the skin superficially, ensuring a painless experience. The Motus handpiece can get extremely close to the skin’s surface, and its energy is entirely absorbed by the skin, making it effective enough to remove up to 90% of hair in as few as four treatments. When you choose Pura Vida for your laser hair removal procedure, you will enjoy a painless and highly effective treatment. Say goodbye to razor burn and ingrown hairs and treat yourself to a luxurious laser hair removal treatment today.

Motus AZ+

The Motus AZ+ combines the benefits of Alexandrite 755nm and Nd

1064nm technologies, making it versatile and effective for a wide range of skin tones and hair types. This dual-wavelength technology ensures precise targeting of hair follicles, providing superior results even on darker skin tones. The Motus AZ+ features Moveo technology, which delivers energy in a rapid, sweeping motion, ensuring a pain-free and efficient treatment. The integrated cooling system maximizes comfort by protecting the skin’s surface during the procedure. This innovative laser is ideal for larger treatment areas and offers a quick and comfortable experience. With Motus AZ+, you can achieve smooth, hair-free skin with minimal discomfort and excellent results.

Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

  • Ideal Areas for Treatment: Armpits, upper lip, chin, legs, bikini line, and nearly any other body area except the eyelid and surrounding areas.
  • Conditions Benefiting from Treatment:
    • Excessive hair growth due to genetics, PCOS, or hormone fluctuations.
    • Concerns about ingrown hairs, razor burns, and chemical burns.
    • Desire for smooth skin and reduced body odors.
  • Skin Sensitivity: Suitable for sensitive skin without disrupting or damaging the skin’s surface.
  • Tattoos: Not suitable for areas with tattoos.
  • Skin and Hair Types: Most effective for individuals with light skin and dark hair but can be used successfully on all skin types, including darker skin tones.

Med-Dark Facial Hair Reduction

A few years ago, laser hair removal was not recommended for people with medium to dark skin tones, especially those with black or Asian skin, due to the risk of burning. The laser energy targets pigment in the hair, and if the pigment is shallow in the skin, the laser could be attracted to the skin rather than the hair pigment. However, the Motus Alexandrite laser is safe for all skin types, even very dark skin. This means individuals with medium to dark skin can now enjoy our laser facial hair removal treatments with confidence.

Med-Dark Body Hair Reduction

The Motus laser is significantly more comfortable than other existing laser systems, making it ideal for body hair reduction, even on darker skin. Its innovative, full-contact handpiece allows 100% energy delivery to the hair follicle, ensuring total comfort anywhere on the body. Since medium to dark skin tones tend to be more sensitive and prone to side effects like discoloration, it is crucial to choose a reputable clinic with thoroughly trained professionals using the right lasers to minimize risks and ensure the best results.

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 Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Before your treatment, we will conduct a consultation to discuss your goals and assess your skin and hair type. On the day of your appointment, we will cleanse your skin and apply aloe vera gel, which may feel slightly cool. The Motus handpiece will then glide smoothly across your skin, targeting the hair follicles without causing discomfort. Treatment times vary based on the location and number of areas being treated. Sit back, relax, and trust our experienced team to provide a comfortable and effective session.


Post-treatment, you may notice slight red bumps, which will disappear within 1-2 days. Redness and minor swelling may also occur but will subside within the first day. To ensure optimal results and minimize side effects, follow these aftercare instructions:

  • Moisturize and Hydrate: Keep the treated area moisturized and clean. Avoid wearing makeup on the area for the first three days. When you do apply makeup, be gentle to prevent hyperpigmentation.
  • Avoid Rubbing or Scratching: Do not rub or scratch the treated area. Avoid hot water for the first 24 hours and refrain from swimming, strenuous exercise, or sports for the first 48 hours.
  • Shaving and Deodorant: Do not shave the treated area for the first three days. If you had treatment under your arms, avoid deodorant for the first three days and use a light powder instead.
  • Gentle Showering: When showering, rinse with cool or tepid water and gently pat the area dry without rubbing.
  • Sun Protection: Apply a high-protection sunscreen to the treated area for 4-6 weeks after treatment. Avoid direct sunlight and sunlamps to prevent skin damage.

We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure your skin remains healthy and the results of your laser hair removal treatment are maximized.

Cost of Motus Laser Hair Removal in Maryland

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.

At Pura Vida Medical Spa in Fulton, MD, we offer a variety of advanced treatments to complement our laser hair removal services. These treatments fall into several categories, each designed to enhance your skin’s appearance and overall wellness.

  • Alma Titanium Soprano: This advanced laser technology is used for pain-free hair removal. It employs a diode laser that gradually heats the hair follicles, preventing hair regrowth while ensuring minimal discomfort and effective results across all skin types.
  • BBL – Photo Rejuvenation: A non-invasive laser treatment, BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy uses light energy to target and reduce skin imperfections such as pigmentation, sun damage, and redness. It stimulates collagen production, improving skin tone and texture.
  • Botox: This injectable treatment temporarily relaxes facial muscles to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
  • Dermal Fillers: These minimally invasive treatments use biocompatible substances to restore volume, enhance facial contours, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, resulting in a fuller and more youthful look.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing: Utilizing advanced technologies such as CoolPeel and CO2 lasers, this powerful treatment removes the outer layers of damaged skin, promoting the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells. It effectively reduces wrinkles, scars, and other skin imperfections, resulting in a smoother and more youthful complexion.


How can I best prepare for a laser hair removal session?

To prepare for your laser hair removal session, avoid plucking, waxing, or bleaching the hair to be treated for six weeks before the procedure, as preserving the root and pigment is essential for effective treatment. Shave the treated area the day or night before your appointment. Avoid excessive sun exposure and do not apply self-tanner to the treatment area. Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the area being treated.

Should I be concerned if the treated area has moles or birthmarks?

No, we will cover moles and birthmarks during the laser hair removal procedure. Lasers can affect these areas because they contain pigmented cells, which are higher in pigment than the surrounding skin. If you have hair growing from a mole, we recommend trimming or cutting 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 with laser hair removal. The laser is attracted to the dark pigment in the ink, which can cause the tattoo to break down and reduce its color. If there is a small tattoo in the area, we may be able to cover it and still treat the surrounding area.

How long will my session be with Motus laser hair removal?

The length of your laser hair removal session depends on the number of treatment areas. Sessions can be as quick as five minutes for single areas or up to an hour for multiple areas. We will provide you with an estimated session length during your consultation.

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