Laser Hair Removal in Scottsdale, AZ

As the weather heats up, more people want to show off and feel comfortable in their own skin. It can be difficult to frequently remove unwanted hair from your body, especially for people with body hair that grows quickly. Shaving and waxing often to get the smooth, hair-free appearance you want can be bothersome, and no one wants to deal with razor bumps and irritated skin whenever they remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is a noninvasive procedure using a laser’s concentrated light to remove unwanted body hair from the follicle. With multiple laser hair removal treatments, many people can enjoy their hair-free results for a long time.

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What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Removing Hair from the Follicle

Unlike shaving, where the hair is cut from the skin’s surface, laser hair removal targets the hair follicle. The laser’s light beam penetrates the hair follicle and absorbs the hair’s pigment. This allows the heat from the light to damage the follicle, tackling unwanted hair at the root.

Prevents Future Hair Growth

One of the biggest benefits for many patients is that laser hair removal prevents future hair from growing in the treatment areas. By damaging the hair follicle, future hair growth is halted, allowing you to enjoy your hair-free skin for longer.

Long Lasting Results

Compared to other hair removal methods like shaving and waxing, laser hair removal has remarkably long-lasting results. Removing active hair follicles stops the hair from growing at its regular pace and prevents more hair from growing. Multiple treatment sessions are required to give most people the desired results, and those results can be enjoyed for a long time.


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What Is Achieved With Laser Hair Removal?

Reduced Ingrown Hairs

Reduced Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs are a common issue with shaving, waxing, and tweezing. Laser hair removal reduces ingrown hairs because it directly deals with the hair follicle and prevents hair from growing in the treated area. This significantly reduces hair’s chance to grow back and curve into the skin. You also won’t have to deal with razor bumps, burns, or other skin irritation issues that typically occur with shaving.

Finer & Lighter Hair Growth

Finer & Lighter Hair Growth

When the hair does grow back in the treated area, it will be finer and lighter, and there will be less hair growth than you would have had without the treatment. The hair that grows back will also be less noticeable.

Minimal Upkeep Needed

Minimal Upkeep Needed

Laser hair removal provides long-lasting results, eliminating the need for frequent hair removal every day or every few days. You’ll be able to enjoy your hair-free skin for longer than you’d be able to if you used an alternative hair removal method. You may also save money in the long run with laser hair removal as opposed to often purchasing razor blades or wax strips.

How Does a Laser Hair Removal Procedure Progress?


During your consultation, you’ll meet with one of our laser technicians to discuss your goals for laser hair removal. The technician will evaluate your skin in the chosen treatment area and let you know how many treatment sessions are needed to reach your hair-free goals. We’ll also discuss any medical conditions or allergies you have to ensure that you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.


Before the procedure, your technician will numb the treatment area to ensure your comfort during treatment. Your technician will use the laser over the treatment area to target the active unwanted hair follicles. The laser may be passed over the treatment area multiple times to achieve the desired results. The light and heat from the laser will damage the hair follicles, lessening and preventing future hair growth in the area.

What Are the Main Concerns about This Procedure?

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No downtime is associated with laser hair removal, and most patients can go to work and continue their regular routines immediately after treatment. You will be given instructions on caring for the treated area. After laser hair removal, there may be minor redness and irritation on the skin, but these symptoms shouldn’t last long. The treated areas will also be sensitive after laser hair removal, so avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen to protect exposed skin is important. Be sure to contact your laser technician if any redness or irritation persists.

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Laser hair removal is nonsurgical and noninvasive, so no scars should develop due to this treatment. Pigment changes may occur in the skin if you don’t avoid sun exposure before and after treatment as instructed.

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Since the skin is numbed beforehand, most patients experience minimal pain during this procedure. You may feel a stinging sensation as the laser passes over the treatment area, but this should be bearable.

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Your laser hair removal cost will depend on the chosen treatment area and the extent of correction needed. This varies from patient to patient, as everyone has different skin tones and hair thickness. You’ll also want to consider that you will likely need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

Before your laser hair removal procedure, you’ll want to keep the chosen treatment area out of the sun, as sun exposure will affect the laser’s effectiveness. Since this will also impact your results, you must refrain from using hair removal methods involving the hair follicle, such as waxing and tweezing. Don’t take any blood-thinning medications before your procedure. The day before your treatment, you’ll be asked to shave or trim the area in preparation for the procedure.

How many sessions do I need for laser hair removal?

The number of treatment sessions you need to achieve smooth, hair-free results will depend on your chosen area and hair growth. Most patients need a few treatment sessions, and the required sessions can be determined during your consultation. You should give your skin time to heal completely between laser sessions. A standard routine may involve treatments every four to six weeks.

How long does laser hair removal last?

Laser hair removal results are considered to be long-lasting; some patients experience hair-free results for several months, and others see these results for years. After the initial multiple treatment sessions, some patients must have treatments every once in a while to maintain their results.

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Dr. Spies' office is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, adjacent to the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center.

Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019