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Laser Hair Removal

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For many women and men the usual remedies for unwanted hair are plucking, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary. Laser hair removal in our Albany, NY medspa is a simpler, more convenient solution that lasts. Using the LightSheer® DUET™ laser, unwanted hair can be removed quickly, comfortably, and more completely than ever before.

Would you like to find out more about laser hair removal in Albany, New York? Request a free cosmetic consultationRequest a free cosmetic consultation at Spa One, our full-service medical spa inside The Plastic Surgery Group, or call (518) 944-2096.

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How it Works

Lasers produce a beam of highly concentrated light. The color of light produced by a particular laser is the key to its effect on hair follicles. The light emitted by the laser harmlessly passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment. Multiple follicles are disabled at a time, eliminating or significantly impeding the hair's re-growth.

Benefits of the DUET Laser

The high-speed LightSheer DUET is an ingenious improvement upon the LightSheer diode laser, the former gold standard system used in Albany for laser hair removal. The DUET is safe and effective for skin of all colors and types. In addition to the many benefits provided by the diode laser, the DUET offers:

  • A significantly larger spot size (22 mm x 35 mm, compared to 12 mm x 12 mm)
  • Vacuum-assist technology for increased comfort and effectiveness
  • Comfortable treatments without topical anesthetic
  • Treatment times up to 75% faster

Many people combine laser hair removal with other medical spa treatments to make the most of their visit. Popular choices are BOTOX® Cosmetic, ProFractional™ laser treatments, and vein treatments. Find out about all of your options at your personal consultation.

The Procedure

Our highly experienced estheticians perform laser hair removal treatments at Spa One under the supervision of our board-certified plastic surgeons. They have been extensively trained on the use of lasers and have exceptional records of safety and effectiveness.

No topical anesthetic or treatment gel is needed for DUET treatments. The special hand-piece applies gentle suction to the skin, which increases both patient comfort and treatment effectiveness. Pulling the skin upwards constricts blood vessels and brings the hair follicles closer to the laser. Instead of feeling the uncomfortable zap of the laser, you feel the gentle pressure of the suction.

The length of a DUET laser session will depend on the size and number of areas being treated. While laser hair removal on the legs can take an average of 60 minutes, it can be performed in an average of 20 minutes with the DUET. Treatment of the hair on the back is reduced from an average of 60 minutes, down to 20 minutes or less. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.

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