Screen_Shot_2024-04-12_at_11.jpegDid you know that laser hair removal is one of themost popular cosmetic procedures in the United States? This non-invasive treatment offers a long-lasting solution for unwanted body hair, making it a favorite among those looking for smooth and hair-free skin.

But have you ever wondered how laser hair removal actually works? Located in beautiful Denver, Colorado,Laser Beauty Works is your one-stop laser and non-laser medical spa. Our team of highly trained and experienced aestheticians and a physician are dedicated to providing the best and most advanced treatments for all of your beauty needs, including laser hair removal.

In this article, we'll explain how laser hair removal works and why it's an effective solution for unwanted body hair.

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Understanding Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic method that uses light energy to target and break down hair follicles, which stops new hair from growing. This technique focuses on the pigment in the hair follicle, absorbing the laser's light, which then turns into heat. This heat damages the follicle, preventing it from future hair growth.

The process not only targets the follicle but also affects the hair shaft - the visible part of the hair above the skin. Over a series of treatments, this can lead to a significant reduction or even complete removal of hair, resulting in smooth skin.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

AtLaser Beauty Works, we understand the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, or plucking. Laser treatment offers a more permanent solution with numerous benefits, including:

  • Precision: Lasers can selectively target dark and coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged, making it ideal for removing hair in delicate areas such as the bikini line or face.
  • Speed: Each pulse of the laser takes just a fraction of a second and can treat multiple hairs at once, making it a quick process for larger areas like the legs or back.
  • Long-lasting results: Unlike traditional hair removal methods that only offer temporary hair-free periods, laser hair removal provides long-lasting results. In some cases, it can even lead to permanent hair reduction.
  • Minimal discomfort: While everyone's pain tolerance is different, most people describe the sensation of laser hair removal as a light pinch or rubber band snap. Plus, atLaser Beauty Works, we use advanced cooling technology to minimize any discomfort.
  • Saves time and money: With laser hair removal, you no longer have to spend time and money on frequent salon visits or at-home hair removal products.

The Process


Before starting laser hair removal, it's important to have a consultation with a trained professional. AtLaser Beauty Works, we conduct a thorough assessment of your skin tone and hair type to determine the best treatment plan for you.


Prior to your first session, you may be asked to shave the treatment area to ensure the laser can target the hair follicles effectively. It's also important to avoid sun exposure, waxing, and plucking for a few weeks leading up to your appointment.


During the session,  you will be provided with protective eyewear for safety and to minimize any discomfort, cool air will be directed onto the treatment area. The laser will target the hair follicles on the skin with quick pulses of light. The session duration varies based on the treatment area size. For instance, treating a small area like the upper lip takes a few minutes, while a larger area like the back may take over an hour.


After the session, you may experience redness or swelling in the treated area, which typically subsides within a few hours. It's important to follow any aftercare instructions provided by your aesthetician, such as avoiding sun exposure and using moisturizer. It's also essential to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher on the treated area to protect it from UV rays.


Most people will see a10% to 25% reduction in hair growth after just a few sessions, with optimal results typically achieved after 8-10 treatments. However, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal, as some hair may grow back over time due to hormonal changes or genetics. In such cases, occasional maintenance sessions can help maintain the results.

AtLaser Beauty Works, we offer customizable treatment plans to ensure the best results for each individual. Our advanced laser technology and experienced staff make the process safe, efficient, and effective.

Laser Treatments Available At Laser Beauty Works

In addition toLaser Hair Removal, Laser Beauty Works also offers a variety of laser treatments including:

  • Alma Hybrid CO2/1570: A skin resurfacing treatment effective for skin types 1-3 (very fair, fair, and medium skin) that helps with fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and scarring on the face and neck.
  • BBL Forever Young: An anti-aging treatment that stimulates collagen production and effectively targets pigmentation, redness, and broken capillaries.
  • Laser Genesis: The latest non-invasive skin care treatment that reduces fine lines, wrinkles, redness, pores, and uneven texture.
  • Spider Vein Removal: A safe and effective laser treatment for diminishing the appearance of unsightly spider veins on the face and body.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective option for skin and hair types. However, it's essential to consult with a trained professional before starting the treatment. At Laser Beauty, we pride ourselves on offering personalized consultations and treatments tailored to your specific needs.

In general, laser hair removal treatments work best on coarser and dark hair, as the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicles. It may not be as effective on light-colored hair and light skin, but our team will assess your individual case to determine the best course of action.

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair with Laser Beauty Works

If you're tired of constantly dealing with unwanted body hair, laser hair removal may be the solution for you. Not only does it offer long-lasting results, precision, and minimal discomfort, but atLaser Beauty Works, we provide professional and personalized treatment plans to ensure the best results for each individual.

We believe everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin, and laser hair removal is just one of the many ways we help our clients achieve that. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve smooth, hair-free skin! 

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