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Unwanted facial and body hair can become an expense as well as an inconvenience. Laser hair removal is a way to lessen both the cost and hassle, as the results of this treatment can last much longer than shaving, waxing or applying depilatories. In fact, many patients enjoy permanent hair reduction after a series of treatments, which significantly reduces the time spent on keeping that unwanted fuzz at bay. With state-of-the-art technology now available at Acqua MedSpa, you can rest assured your laser hair removal will be both safe and effective.

What is Lumenis Desire?

Lumenis Desire is an innovative device that takes laser hair removal to the next level. This versatile diode laser has become the gold standard in laser hair treatments today, as it can treat a wide spectrum of skin tones and deliver permanent results for many patients. This treatment appeals to both men and women seeking hair reduction, offering long-lasting effects through a practical, fast and comfortable procedure that can be performed right in the office at Acqua MedSpa.

How does the Lumenis Desire work?

Lumenis Desire uses diode wavelength 805 nm with its two advanced technologies to produce superior results for our patients. The vacuum-assisted handpiece gently draws skin into the applicator to reduce discomfort during the removal process. Laser energy can be delivered directly to the follicles in the target area, spreading apart melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin and give hair its color) and constricting blood flow. The follicle in the target area is damaged, and the hair strand is released to begin the hair removal process. Current hair is shed, and the damage to the follicle makes it difficult for future hair to grow as well.

What are the advantages of Lumenis Desire compared to other laser hair removal treatments? The advanced technology incorporated into the Lumenis Desire makes this a superior method of hair removal over other laser devices regarding comfort and efficacy. First, the high-speed vacuum-assisted technology creates a safe and comfortable procedure, with less laser energy absorbed by the epidermis overall. The suction effect brings the skin closer to the energy source, ensuring positive results can be achieved with less energy used. The unique vacuum mechanism also reduces discomfort during treatment. With a larger spot size than other devices, the high-speed, vacuum-assisted technology also allows for even large regions to be treated efficiently.

The ChillTip technology is another addition to the Lumenis Desire that enhances the laser hair removal experience overall. This integrated cooling safely assists in hair removal by protecting the epidermis through cooling action. Controlled cooling of the skin also decreases patient discomfort during treatment. The ChillTip technology also enables treatment of areas that require higher precision and allows the device to work well on even thin, light hair.

Who is a good candidate for the Lumenis Desire?

The Lumenis Desire is a versatile treatment that works on nearly any skin tone, including darker complexions. The laser also addresses a broader range of hair colors than many traditional lasers. Treatment areas may include:

  • Legs
  • Arms and underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini line
  • Neck and chin
  • Face

Our team of specialists will evaluate your specific situation as well as your aesthetic goals to determine whether the Lumenis Desire is the right device for your laser hair removal. We will help you create a personalized plan that will allow you to achieve less hair growth and smoother, silkier skin.

What is the treatment like and will I need any downtime afterward?

Treatments using the Lumenis Desire are relatively comfortable, thanks to the advanced technology. Topical numbing cream may be used on sensitive areas before the procedure if the patient requests it. Treatment duration varies, depending on the size of the area to be addressed. Smaller regions like the chin may take just a few minutes while the back may take up to an hour or longer. Downtime after laser hair removal is minimal, but patients must avoid the sun and excessive sweating for the first 24 hours after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

When treating hair using laser therapy, the only follicles that respond to treatment are the one currently in the growth phase. This does not encompass all the follicles at one time since some will be in the transitional or resting phase at the time of your procedure. The differing cycles will require you to undergo multiple treatment sessions to treat all the follicles in a given region adequately. The number of treatments a patient may need will vary and is dependent in large part of the individual’s genetics. Our providers will give you an estimate on treatment sessions before and after your first session, so you know what to expect.

How soon will I see results and how long will those results last?

Patients will start to realize a reduction in hair within a matter of weeks after the first treatment. Once the full treatment protocol is completed, your smoother, hair-free skin should remain that way indefinitely. It is possible some fine hairs could return to the treatment area, which can be addressed with another laser session or shaving.

Can Lumenis Desire be combined with other treatments?

Lumenis Desire is safe to combine with other treatments offered at Acqua MedSpa when appropriate protocols are implemented. Your clinician will advise you on the safest order of treatment to obtain your personal goals.

How much does it cost?

Costs will depend on the number of treatments you have and the size of the treatment area. Your doctor will provide a more precise cost estimate after your full, in-person evaluation.

Laser hair removal is the most efficient way to eliminate unwanted body and facial hair today. To learn more about this innovative treatment, contact Acqua MedSpa today at 281-480-1200.

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