Let’s start with the basics — how does laser hair removal actually work, and what makes it a desirable option for hair removal? Laser hair removal works by emitting a light at a specific wavelength, which is absorbed by the pigment in each individual hair follicle. The heat from the laser damages all of the hair follicles during each treatment. You will need about 6-12 treatments, depending on your hair and skin type, in order to permanently destroy every single one of your follicles, resulting in silky skin for life!

If this sounds like a frightening procedure, don’t fret! It is a completely safe and essentially painless treatment that will never damage the skin surrounding your hair follicles. Laser hair removal is also safe for all skin tones at Gleam Medical Spa. Now that you know a little more about how laser hair removal works its magic, read on to find out exactly what treatments we can offer and which may be right for you.

There are many options available to the modern consumer when it comes to hair removal, but none more effective than our laser hair removal technology. The classic methods of shaving and waxing require constant upkeep, and will never be a permanent solution for tricky hair growth. The market is also inundated with other products which claim to be solutions to hair removal, but none are better suited to handling the problem than laser hair removal.

Due to modern advances in technology, Gleam Medical Spa is able to offer laser hair removal that works for all skin tones and hair colors, with the only exceptions being red, blonde, and gray hair. This is due to natural red, blonde, and gray hair having less pigment than other hair colors, which gives less of a target for the laser technology to attack in the hair follicle. No laser on the market will work on blonde, grey, or red hair, but Gleam offers 3 different wavelengths to ensure we have the right laser for your skin type, hair type and hair density.

The breakthrough revolutionary technology of the Soprano 810 Diode and Cynosure Elite has been described as the most comfortable hair removal options available. Pulses of energy gradually heat the follicles in the skin’s dermal layer while an additional cooling mechanism ensures the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable throughout your treatment.

Shaving the day before or just prior to the treatment is recommended and you may shave again twenty – four hours after treatment unless instructed otherwise.

You will see results immediately after leaving your first treatment! Over the following weeks, your follicles will naturally fall out, leaving your skin looking silky smooth and hair free. Even though you will see immediate results, we suggest returning every 4-8 weeks depending on the area. You should expect to see approximately 10%-15% of hair removed with each treatment.

Hair growth occurs in 4 stages: Early Anagen, Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Laser hair removal only permanently destroys the hair follicle in the Anagen stage. Therefore, only approximately 10% of hair is removed with each treatment. Don’t worry, all follicles are damaged during each treatment, resulting in thinner, slower growing, more manageable hair. After 6 to 12 treatments, the area should be free from hair, permanently.

YES! We treat all skin and hair types, with the exception of blonde, grey, and red hair. We can get even the lightest of brown hair.

You may be under the impression that if you have a darker skin tone, laser hair removal is not a viable option. In the past, laser hair removal technology worked the best with lighter skin tones and dark hair. Fortunately, due to advances in modern technology, laser hair removal is now a safe option for people with any skin tone. No longer will you have to worry about discoloration, scarring, or any other type of skin damage. Gleam Medical Spa is proud to offer cutting edge technology including the Cynosure Elite Nd:YAG and 755 Alexandrite and Soprano 810 Diode, all of which are extremely effective for any skin tone. If you are looking for safe laser hair removal for dark skin tones in Denver, CO, Gleam Medical Spa is the place for you. We take pride in providing safe treatments for all of our customers.

Actively growing hairs that are treated will never grow back. However, hair follicles that are not in the active growth phase while being treated, will need to be treated again. But those should be taken care of throughout your treatment package. It’s also not unusual for patients to have a touch-up treatment after an initial package due to hormonal changes. It is best to consult with one of our expert laser technicians to find the perfect treatment plan for you.

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