Many of us have hair we would  love to permanently get rid of, as years of shaving, waxing, or plucking can add up in both cost and wasted time. Laser hair removal can give you smooth, hair-free skin that lasts. The key: a laser that can target hair roots inside their follicles. 

Laser Hair Removal Albuquerque

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal uses laser energy to target the pigments in the roots of the hair. This allows the laser to heat up and deactivate the hair follicle, stopping it from growing more hair. As a result, with each treatment, you will see more follicles deactivated and fewer hairs growing back. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Because the laser targets pigments in the root of a hair, it causes the root and the follicle around it to heat up. This shuts down the follicle. However, at any time, only some of your hair follicles have hair growing from them. Others are in their resting phase, and with no hair root, these follicles cannot be treated by the laser. After several sessions, more and more of these resting follicles will return to their growth phase so the laser can target them. 

How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

Unlike some procedures, laser hair removal has several preparations that you must take starting several weeks before your treatment. First, you must stop bleaching your hair in the treatment area. Bleached roots have no pigment, so the laser will miss them. You will also need to stop waxing or plucking. Without hair roots, the laser has no pigment to target. You can shave and should do so about 24 hours before treatment to keep the hair short. You should also avoid tanning before treatment as this will make skin more sensitive and can make your skin darker, making the laser less effective.

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The number of veins that need to be treated will determine the number of necessary treatments, but improvements will be evident after each treatment. Patients will not have bruising, bandaging or scarring from the VeinWave™ treatment. There is no downtime following the treatment, but patients will be asked to avoid the sun for a few days or to use a quality sunscreen when exposed to the sun. With treatment this gentle and effective, there is no need for anyone to suffer silently with unattractive facial veins.

“I could not be happier with the services provided by Dr. Cutchen’s and his entire staff. Everyone treated me with respect and cared for the improvement of my veins and I never felt like “just another number”. Follow up care was great. The office manager is really easy to work with and never caused me any issues. Overall- this is the place to be treated!” *

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Take the Next Step

If you are ready to have your unwanted hair removed, then it’s time to take the next step by calling the trusted laser hair removal specialists at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at 505-848-VEIN or fill out the form on this page and one of our staff members will reach out to you promptly. 

Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is located in the Journal Center area of Albuquerque and proudly serves vein patients throughout the entire Albuquerque area, as well as Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Los Lunas, and other areas throughout New Mexico.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.