Laser Hair Removal

Annandale Skin & Anti Aging

Aesthetics & Anti-Aging located in Alexandria, VA & Falls Church, VA

There are so many different options for body-hair removal, from waxing to threading, shaving, hair removal creams, and more. Laser hair removal is not only quite painless but it’s also the most effective at removing hair permanently. If you’re looking to get rid of your body hair in a quick session with minimal side effects, contact Annandale Skin & Anti Aging in Falls Church, Virginia, the team offers the latest in laser hair removal technology. To learn more, call the office or use the online scheduling tool and make an appointment today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light to damage hair follicles so they fall out and don’t grow back again. 

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Compared to getting your hair waxed, laser hair removal doesn’t hurt. Patients have described the treatment as a series of pinpricks. If you’re sensitive to pain, talk to your aesthetician to suggest some pain-relief options.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal will drastically reduce the amount of unwanted hair. After your first treatment, your hair will grow back normally but fall out by itself in 2-3 weeks. The following regrowth will be noticeably lighter and less dense. Laser hair removal works best after a number of sessions, and the staff at Annandale Skin & Anti Aging will recommend the appropriate number of treatments for your hair and skin type.

What areas of the body is laser hair removal best for?

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) approves laser hair removal for the:

  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Face (except around the eyes)
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

Thanks to advances in technology, the lasers used at Annandale Skin & Anti Aging can be used on most parts of the body and work for a range of skin colors.

What happens during laser hair removal?

During your initial consultation, your aesthetician assesses your hair growth and goals for hair removal. Based on this conversation, they provide you with a treatment plan that includes a recommended number of sessions to achieve your desired level of hair removal.

On the day of your laser hair removal session, your aesthetician shaves the treatment area and applies a gel that keeps your skin cool as the laser heats up. Before starting the treatment, they provide you with wraparound glasses to protect your eyes from the laser light.

The treatment involves moving the laser wand in quick motions across the surface of your skin. You’ll feel a prickling sensation along with some heat in your skin. Depending on how large your treatment area is, your session can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, after which your aesthetician wipes you clean and you can return to your daily schedule.

To book your appointment for laser hair removal, call the office or go online to schedule your appointment today.