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What is Laser Hair Removal?

If you’ve been looking for a quick and easy way to remove hair from specific parts of your body non-surgically, the Sciton® Forever Bare BBL™ laser hair removal treatment is the perfect solution for you. It’s the safest, fastest, and most comfortable laser hair removal in Tucson, AZ.

Using the power of Broadband Light™, the Forever Bare BBL laser offers a quick, incredibly comfortable, and highly effective method for hair removal in several places and on a number of different skin types. It features customizable dual light delivery and can be adjusted to the sensitivity of each treatment area.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Works using BBL?

Broadband Light is able to damage the hair follicle without any damage to the surrounding skin because the light’s heat focuses only on the dark pigment in the root of the hair. With this focus in place, the heat becomes so intense in this small, concentrated area that it destroys the hair follicle, stopping it from growing hair anymore.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal in Tucson?

If you are exhausted by the time-consuming, costly, and often painful shaving process, waxing, tweezing, and plucking, you may be interested in a more modern approach to hair removal.  Our laser hair removal in Tucson can safely and easily target the hairs at their roots, eradicating them for good. What’s more, the treatment may save you money in the long run because you’ll no longer have to spend hundreds of dollars a year on waxing sessions, shaving creams, and electrolysis.

Candidacy for laser hair removal is based on several different criteria. It’s important first to understand how lasers work. The device emits a pulsing stream of intense energy that targets the melanin in hair follicles. In this way, the laser breaks down the hair follicle beneath the skin without damaging the skin’s surface. Thus hair and skin color will play a role in how effective the laser is in removing your hair. The ideal combination for laser hair removal is dark, coarse hair and fair skin, but newer technology has made it possible to treat lighter hairs and darker skin tones. Note that laser hair removal may not be a good option for women who are pregnant or nursing.

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What Can I Expect During a Laser Hair Removal?

On the day of your laser hair removal in Tucson, make sure that you do not wear any deodorants, creams, lotions, or cosmetics on the treatment area(s). If you have a treatment done in an area that will require you to get undressed, please wear clothing that’s simple and easy to remove.

Before your treatment begins, you’ll be given protective eyewear, and we will cleanse your skin. You may also be given a topical numbing cream. Once you’re numbed (if necessary), our specialist will apply a gel to the area, and treatment will begin. The Forever Bare BBL laser is a handheld device that will pass over your skin, delivering powerful light energy that appears in rapid flashes. 

The laser feels like a warm massage, and the machine’s technology will make a beeping sound when the treatment has been completed in a certain area. 

What to expect:

  • Mild redness, rash, and/or tenderness may be experienced in the treated area(s) for a couple of days
  • If there is any discomfort, a cold compress will help
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure for two weeks following treatment
  • In the days and weeks following treatment, the treated body hair will shed out and grow back finer and finer until it’s essentially gone. 
  • Most patients return every 2 to 3 years for a maintenance appointment

How much does laser hair removal cost?

Laser hair removal pricing is based on the number of areas treated and the overall surface area addressed so that costs will vary. During your private consultation, we will create a personalized plan for resolving your unwanted hair and present you with a detailed quote at that time. Our laser hair removal in Kirkland may be more cost-effective and time-efficient in the long run than continuously resorting to waxing, shaving, tweezing, and other temporary hair removal methods.

Benefits For Laser Hair Removal

  • Convenient treatments with minimal discomfort
  • Smooth skin without having to shave or wax
  • Forever Bare BBL laser is precise and safe
  • No more razor burn, ingrown hairs, itching, or irritation
  • No more wasted time shaving and waxing
  • Boosted confidence

Commonly treated areas

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Upper lip and face
  • Underarms

When is the Best Time to Get Laser Hair Removal?

Our laser hair removal treatment in Tucson will be most effective on hair in the growth phase. This is because, during the growth phase, the hair follicles are at their darkest — and that dark color is what the laser light focuses on to destroy the follicle. 

About 75% of body hair is in the growth phase at all times, but not all of it is. Sometimes other hair is in the transition or resting phase and will need to be targeted at the next appointment. This is why multiple Forever Bare BBL treatments are necessary to remove all unwanted hair and get the results you want. 

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

  • Don’t wax, tweeze, undergo electrolysis, or use hair removal cream for one month before treatment. 
  • Shave the treatment area(s) the day before your appointment with a clean new razor.
  • Avoid tanning (this means direct and indirect sun exposure, spray tans, and any self-tanning products) for two weeks before treatment. 
  • For one month before treatment, apply sunscreen (containing zinc or titanium dioxide with an SPF of at least 50) anytime you go into the sun. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Hair reduction is approximately 90% to 95% permanent. The Forever Bare BBL laser hair removal will damage the hair follicles enough so that the hair can’t grow back; however, new hair-bearing follicles can develop. 

This is why multiple laser hair removal treatments are necessary to get the best results. Typically, 4 to 6 treatments scheduled four weeks apart are recommended, but this will vary depending on your skin color, hair thickness, and the areas that are being treated. 

Why choose ZL Medspa?

Locally owned and founded by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ethan Larson and board-certified nurse practitioner Laura Zimmerman, ZL Medaesthetics is a plastic surgery practice and full boutique medspa in Tucson AZ. Not only do we offer the area’s most advanced lasers; BBL is also one of our main services. We offer patients an extraordinary experience, with concierge-style services that are above and beyond the expected. With a true collaboration between all aspects of aesthetic medicine — surgical and non-surgical — we perform our aesthetic treatments with knowledgeable and highly skilled hands. Our providers attend courses all over the country seeking out the very best techniques and methods, and we are driven by the goal to achieve the best version of you. We deeply care about our results and your natural look, and our goal is to achieve painless perfection.

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