How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

If you’re curious to learn more about laser hair removal, Spa Nala is the perfect place to go! Our certified laser technicians can answer any questions you have, so please make an appointment for a consultation today!

While you might not be able to have your appointment in the next 5 minutes, you can read this blog post in that amount of time! Here we’ll tell you all about how laser hair removal works so you’re ready for your consultation and to get started with laser hair removal!

How Spa Nala Handles Laser Hair Removal

Before you come in for laser hair removal, you’ll need to have stopped waxing and plucking for about six weeks to allow the hair to grow. Within 24 hours of your appointment, you’ll need to shave the areas you will be using laser hair removal on so the laser can penetrate to the shaft easier.

When you come in for a laser hair removal session, your certified laser technician will take you back and ask you to undress while they leave the room. Once you’re ready, our Cutera excel HR™ will take less than two minutes to warm up, and then we can begin.

During your session, laser light will be passed through your skin and absorbed by the hair shaft. The temperature of the shaft is raised, destroying the cells responsible for regrowth.

One session usually takes less than one hour to complete. Depending on the size of the area, it could take as few as five minutes. Usually you will need multiple sessions before most of the hair in your treatment area will be removed.

Cutera excel HR™ laser

At Spa Nala, we use the Cutera excel HR™ laser, a high-performance dual-wavelength (755/1064 nanometers) laser system which is the most comfortable laser available commercially. This laser utilizes sapphire contact cooling to keep your skin cool and comfortable throughout the session, so only the hair shaft under your skin is heated.

The Cutera excel HR™ is safe to use on all skin types, no matter how dark your skin or light your hair.

When you’re ready to look your best with laser hair removal, schedule a consultation or please contact us today!