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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 Lumenis Desire Hair Removal 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.

Advantages of Lumenis Desire

What are the advantages of Lumenis Desire compared to other treatments of laser hair removal in Friendswood, TX? 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 the treatment of areas that require higher precision and allows the device to work well on even thin, light hair.

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Best Candidates for Lumenis Desire Hair Removal

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
  • Men’s ingrown neck hair, widow’s peak, nostril hair, sideburns, unibrow and nape of the neck

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.

Is Lumenis Desire Hair Removal Painful?

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.

Will I Need Time To Recover After Lumenis Desire Hair Removal?

Downtime after our Clear Lake laser hair removal is minimal, but patients must avoid the sun and excessive sweating for the first 24 hours after treatment.

How Many Lumenis Desire Treatments Are Needed For Best Results?

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.

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Results of Lumenis Desire

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.

Combining Lumenis Desire Hair Removal With Other Procedures

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.

Cost of Lumenis Desire Hair Removal

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.

Lumenis Desire is the most efficient way to eliminate unwanted body and facial hair today. To learn more about one of the best treatments of laser hair removal Webster, TX has to offer, contact Acqua MedSpa today at 281-480-1200.

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses pulsed laser energy to remove unwanted hair from a targeted area, while leaving surrounding skin unharmed. Common areas on which laser hair removal is performed are the chin, upper lip, chest, underarms, back, bikini line and legs.

Although there are many temporary treatments, including tweezing, shaving, using depilatory creams and waxing, to remove unwanted hair, patients seeking more permanent and less irritating/painful methods are frequently good candidates for laser hair removal. Through what is a safe and usually painless procedure, hair can be removed from nearly any area of the body (the eye area is an exception because of the possibility of serious eye damage).

Laser Hair Removal FAQs


Because the laser beams used to remove hair target its melanin (pigment), the best candidates have dark hair and light skin. Conversely, those with blond, red, gray or white hair and dark skin are usually not good candidates. Recent technological advances have made laser hair removal for those with dark skin more successful, while techniques for using lasers to effectively remove light-colored hair are being investigated.


There are many benefits to having unwanted hair removed through the use of laser therapy. They include the following:

  • Hair is precisely targeted
  • Procedure is quick
  • Results are permanent (for 90 percent of patients) or long-lasting

For many patients, laser hair removal is painless, although some experience minor discomfort, usually described as something like a rubber band’s snapping against the skin.


Laser hair removal is performed while the target area is numbed by a topical anesthetic. A handheld device that emits intense laser pulses is moved across the area, focusing on individual hair follicles. There are several different methods of laser hair removal, some of which combine laser impulses with radiofrequency. The appropriate method for each patient is decided in consultation with the physician administering treatment.

Hair growth takes place cyclically, in three stages. The most effective laser hair removal takes place during the andogen (full-growth) stage, because the hair follicles in this stage are susceptible to laser energy. But, because all hair is not in the same stage of growth at any given time, several laser treatments, usually between three and five, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, are necessary. To some extent, the length of treatment depends on the texture of the patient’s hair, and the location from which it is being removed.


Some redness, soreness or swelling may occur immediately after laser hair removal, but they almost always disappear within a few days. Cold compresses or ice packs, moisturizers, and anti-inflammatory creams may minimize discomfort. Sun exposure should be avoided as much as possible for some period of time.


The most common complication of laser hair removal is the regrowth of the unwanted hair. Frequently, however, the hair that regrows is finer and lighter than the hair that was removed. Usually, regrowth can be addressed with a few additional treatment sessions. Other complications that may arise after laser hair treatment include skin irritation such as blistering and crusting; changes in pigmentation or texture of the skin; and scarring at the removal site.

Schedule a Laser Hair Removal Consultation

Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin and her team to discuss your Laser Hair Removal Options, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure. Dr. Carpin offers Laser Hair Removal for patients in Houston, League City and Clear Lake, TX and surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pasadena, Kemah, Seabrook and Galveston.

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Dear Patients,


We are announcing the relocation of Kim Carpin Plastic Surgery and the closure of Acqua Medspa effective March 31, 2023.


We are excited to continue to provide excellent Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa services at Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a state-of-the-art facility located in Webster, Texas. In addition, our new location houses a certified in-office surgical suite.


Your medical records will be transferred to the new location. Please feel free to request a copy of your medical records at any time by emailing [email protected] or via phone.


Our new address is:

575 E Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598


Our phone numbers will be:


We will begin seeing patients at the new location Wednesday, April 5th, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location!



Dr. Kimberly Carpin


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