What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment done to permanently remove unwanted hair on any part of the body or face. The laser directs an intense, pulsating beam of light on hair follicles to remove unwanted hair. This beam of light damages the hair follicles, which weakens and inhibits future hair growth. Over a series of treatments, the hair is greatly reduced and the skin is left smooth and soft.

How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

During your Oakland laser hair removal, concentrated laser beams are applied to the hair follicles. The pigment in these hair follicles absorbs the laser energy, which then damages the follicle. This damage makes the follicle unable to grow hair. 

After the treatment, over the next few days, the portion of the hair shaft below the skin is pushed out, leaving the remaining follicle inactive and empty. In one area, several treatments over a period of time are required in order to address each follicle during the growth stage of the hair. 

A treatment can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment area. Often, both legs can be treated in about 20 minutes, as can an average-sized back. Most treatments are relatively quick and don’t require downtime or substantial recovery.

Who is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Men and women who would like to permanently eliminate unwanted hair on their face or body may be candidates for laser hair removal. Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are not pregnant
  • Have no skin rashes or infection
  • Are not recently tanned
  • Have hair dark enough to be detected by the laser

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can be performed almost anywhere on the body. The most popular areas for hair removal are as follows:

  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Back 
  • Stomach
  • Buttocks
  • Toes
  • Sideburns
  • Upper lip
  • Chin 
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How Long Do the Results Last?

One of the most compelling reasons to get laser hair removal is the long-lasting results. The results are permanent, but you may see some lighter, finer hairs regrow at times. Some patients require touch ups after a couple of years.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost? 

The cost of our Bay Area laser hair removal varies widely from patient to patient. Cost depends on the location of the removal, the amount of hair that the patient wants to remove, how much or how dense the hair growth is in the area, and how many treatments are needed. Treatments are generally in the range of $200 to $450 per session.

Is There Any Recovery With Laser Hair Removal?

One reason laser hair removal is so popular is because there is not much of a recovery period, if there is one at all. Patients can get right back to their usual routine or work after a laser hair removal treatment. Your skin may appear red or irritated, which lasts about a day or so. It’s important to avoid the sun for a few weeks after the procedure. Also be sure not to pluck or wax the treatment area during this time.

Why Choose NUBO SPA for Laser Hair removal?

Our spa is a luxurious, contemporary and relaxing environment where you can receive treatments for laser hair removal and a wide range of other beauty treatments from our welcoming, highly trained staff. Team Nubo is committed to offering a solid brand of beauty and wellness by blending science, art, and medicine punctuated with Nubo signature service. Our specialists are very experienced with laser hair removal and provide the best of the best during your treatment.

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How many sessions do I need?

In order to destroy all the hairs in the area at the growth stage, most patients will need 3-5 treatments. Some may need more if the hair growth in the area is particularly dense.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Pain tolerance is different from person to person. Most people compare the pain caused by laser hair removal to that of a rubber band being snapped against their skin. Others might find it more or less painful. Before treatment, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the area to help minimize discomfort.

Are there any side-effects of haser hair removal?

Common side effects include:


Less common side effects include:

    Herpes simplex (cold sore) outbreaks
    Skin lightening or darkening

Do I need to shave before laser hair removal?

Yes, shave 24-48 hours before your session. But do not pluck or wax the treatment area, as the follicles need to have the hair roots in them to be properly treated.

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