Laser Treatments

Laser In Kailua Kona & Waimea

Laser Hair Removal Treatment in Kailua Kona & Waimea

Experience a life free from the hassle of constant hair removal. At our clinics in Kailua Kona and Waimea, we offer laser hair removal services tailored to individual needs of both men and women. Say goodbye to time-consuming and painful traditional hair removal methods like shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing. With the advanced Vectus Laser system, we provide a personalized and permanent solution to unwanted hair, leaving your skin feeling smooth and radiant.

What Sets Our Laser Hair Removal Apart?

Our laser hair removal services utilize the Vectus Laser device, the most advanced technology in the market today. This state-of-the-art machine emits light energy that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft. The energy damages the hair follicle, impairing its ability to grow hair. This is how we help you achieve smoother, hair-free skin. The Vectus Laser system offers unrivaled comfort and efficiency, providing the best laser hair removal in Kailua Kona and Waimea.

Expectations and Benefits

Here’s what makes our laser hair removal services in Kailua Kona and Waimea the best choice for you:

  • Permanent hair reduction
  • Resolution of ingrown hairs in 1-2 treatments
  • Virtually painless process with the Vectus Laser system
  • Cost-effective in the long run, compared to waxing
  • No downtime; resume normal activities immediately after treatment
  • Potential for smoother skin due to removal of dark follicles
  • Suitable for all skin types

Please note, while this treatment is highly effective for dark hair, blonde and gray hair may not respond as effectively. Multiple treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Preparing for Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

To ensure the best results from your laser hair removal appointment at our clinics in Kailua Kona and Waimea, follow these steps:

  • Shave the area being treated before your appointment.
  • Discontinue all waxing, plucking, and tweezing on the areas being treated six weeks before and during your sessions.
  • Avoid excessive UV exposure, tanning beds, and tanning creams on the areas receiving treatment, four weeks before your appointment.

Post-Treatment Care

After your laser hair removal session, here’s what you can expect and do:

  • Redness around the treatment site is common but typically subsides within a few hours.
  • The treated area may feel like a mild sunburn for the first few days.
  • Protect your skin from the sun and use a sunscreen of SPF 45 or higher at all times throughout treatment.
  • Expect shedding of hair from 7-30 days after treatment, which may appear as new hair growth. It’s mostly dead hair pushing its way out of the follicle.
  • Avoid shaving the treated area for 1 week post treatment to allow the treated follicles to properly shed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about our laser hair removal services.

Is hair removal permanent?

Yes. After treatment, hair follicles in the anagen phase are permanently unable to produce new hairs or can produce only very thin, tiny hairs that are virtually invisible.

Can anyone have this treatment?

Laser hair removal is effective on individuals with dark hair anywhere on their face or body. Individuals with very light or gray hair are not ideal candidates. Any skin color can be treated, as the laser is effective on both light and dark skin types.

What does the treatment feel like?

Most people feel only a slight “snap,” like a rubber band at the treatment site during the procedure. You will also feel cooling on your skin as the handpiece glides over the treatment area.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal prevents hair growth by destroying the hair follicle root. We treat the desired area with flashes of light distributed over the skin that target the melanin in the hair follicle. The melanin found in the hair follicle absorbs the light emitted from the laser, and the energy heats and damages the follicle. By heating and damaging the follicle, the laser energy successfully stunts the cells that stimulate hair regrowth. Each hair can be in a different stage in the growth cycle at any time, so it’s necessary to receive multiple laser treatments over time to target all the unwanted hair follicles.

Is laser hair removal painful?

No, laser hair removal is not painful if your practitioner is using modern technology. Many older hair removal systems use methods that lead to painful and uncomfortable experiences. However, we use the Vectus Laser, a modern hair removal laser, that allows us to glide the handpiece over the skin smoothly. The Vectus Laser also includes advanced contact-cooling to increase patient comfort during the procedure.

How long does a laser hair removal procedure take? What can I expect during a treatment?

Depending on the technology used, a laser hair removal treatment is surprisingly fast. A typical laser hair removal treatment with our technology is relatively simple. Before arriving at your appointment, shave the area you’re treating with laser hair removal. During your treatment, we first clean the area with an alcohol swab to prep the skin. Then, we apply aloe vera gel (or something similar) to the area to allow for smooth laser-skin contact. You may feel a warm sensation during treatment. After a few quick laser passes, we will wipe away any excess aloe vera gel. Bandaging is not required. Note that each patient’s treatment experience can vary.

Is laser hair removal safe for darker skin tones?

Yes, laser hair removal is safe for all skin tones. Our Vectus Laser is appropriate to use on patients of all skin types. While hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) may be a risk when using outdated lasers, our technology has been designed with every potential patient in mind. The Vectus Laser employs advanced wavelengths for safe and effective hair removal for all skin types because the wavelengths have relatively low absorption rates of melanin, significantly decreasing the risk of hypopigmentation.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Most laser hair removal patients will need 6-10 treatments to achieve their desired results. You should schedule each laser treatment 4-6 weeks apart to target hair follicles during the hair cycle’s growth stage. It’s important to note that patients with lighter colored hair may need more treatments than patients with darker hair to achieve long-lasting hair reduction. Patients will see hair reduction/removal results at different rates depending on their individual hair and skin characteristics.

Our Commitment to Your Satisfaction and Privacy

At our Kailua Kona and Waimea clinics, your satisfaction is our priority. We ensure all procedures are performed with precision and care, promising a high degree of customer satisfaction. Furthermore, we value your privacy. All personal information and data are handled securely and in compliance with relevant privacy regulations.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Ready to say goodbye to time-consuming hair removal methods and hello to smooth, radiant skin? Contact us today to schedule your personalized laser hair removal appointment at our Kailua Kona or Waimea clinic. Our dedicated and professional team looks forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.