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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, ingrown hairs, and plucking unwanted or embarrassing body or facial hairs, the highly trained estheticians at Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, offer a simple solution. We offer laser hair removal to get rid of unsightly hair and help you reduce time spent shaving, gain confidence, and restore your quality of life.

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Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an integrative aesthetic center and wellness spa. Our Wellness therapies are being increasingly sought after as a gentler way to treat the body and to help clients take charge of their health while getting pampered.

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What is laser hair removal?

When shopping around for laser hair removal centers, many clients assume that all IPL or laser hair removal machines are the same when they are not! Thrive Med Spa & Wellness is proud to share that we use the Cynosure Icon for permanent hair reduction, which we consider to be the absolute best.
The device is one of the most powerful in its class, yet it remains the safest and most comfortable technology for permanent hair reduction.
The device is also unique in that it offers instant cooling to the skin after each pulse, which is not found in other machines. For clients, this means faster treatments, fewer sessions, and less discomfort during the process.
The aesthetic experts at Thrive Med Spa & Wellness use Cynosure lasers with concentrated laser light beams to eliminate unwanted body hair.
The laser emits light energy that hair pigment absorbs and converts to heat. The heat damages hair follicles and delays or inhibits future hair growth in problem areas, such as your:

  • Face
  • Upper lip
  • Underarms
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Bikini area
  • Legs

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive procedure that delivers long-lasting or permanent results.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Just about anybody with undesirable facial or body hair is a good candidate for laser hair removal, but it’s often most effective in people with light skin and dark hair.
To find out if this revolutionary procedure is right for you, your aesthetic specialist reviews your medical history and examines your skin and hair.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

To prepare for laser hair removal, stay out of the sun, avoid other hair removal methods prior to treatment, and steer clear of sunless tanning creams. Avoid taking blood-thinning medications prior to your session if your doctor recommends it.
The day before laser hair removal, trim or shave the treatment areas.

What should I expect during treatment?

Your practitioner gives you special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser just before laser hair removal.
The laser beam reaches hair follicles and damages them. You might feel a cooling sensation from the laser, along with warm pinpricks. The length of time your treatment lasts depends on the size of the treatment area. It might take just minutes or one hour or longer.

What happens after laser hair removal?

After laser hair removal, you might experience some swelling or redness, but this is temporary. Apply ice to the affected area as needed to maximize comfort. Your provider may recommend a series of 2-6 treatments spaced several weeks or months apart to achieve the desired outcome.
Protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen or protective clothing or stay out of the sun altogether after your session. Over the next few days or weeks, your hair begins to fall out.
The results associated with laser hair removal might last several months or years, or indefinitely. If hair regrows, it’s usually lighter and finer.
If unwanted body hair is bothersome or makes you self-conscious, schedule your free laser hair removal consultation with Thrive Med Spa & Wellness over the phone or online today!