Introduction to

Laser Hair Removal

Chances are you have gone to many extremes to remove unwanted hair, such as modern products like particular creams, plucking, time-consuming shaving, and even painful waxing. No one wants to be at a pool party and too self-conscious to take a robe off, realizing they forgot to shave or remove a specific site of unwanted hair. It’s time to end these stressful moments and rid yourself of unwanted hair for good! Imagine a life where you no longer need to worry about unwelcomed body hair; this state can be achieved at SkinHealth Centers through our world-class Laser Hair Removal.

This popular treatment helps our patients achieve smooth, attractive skin, hairless underarms, bikini lines face chest, backs, and legs. Both our premier locations in Boston and Wellesley Hills specialize in the latest technology of Laser Hair Removal, and this page is dedicated to helping you learn more about this simple, life-changing treatment.

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

The most effective method of removing unwanted body hair is Laser Hair Removal. In Massachusetts,  Laser hair removal is cost-effective, non-invasive, painless, and efficient. Other forms of removal, like waxing or shaving, can end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run. 

Laser Hair Removal from SkinHealth Centers solves the problem of unwanted hair, offering a nearly permanent solution for smooth hairless skin. During the treatment, beams of highly concentrated laser light are focused on the hair-targeted follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and permanently destroys the hair. It’s non-invasive, which means it doesn’t require any cuts in your skin. People may get this treatment on any part of their body, but the most common areas are:

  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area, or any areas that grow pubic hair
  • Back
  • Legs

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Men and women of all hair types can benefit from our laser hair removal in Boston, MA. Our team of highly trained professionals will help determine which laser treatment is proper for you. Some of the top benefits our patients experience with our Laser Hair Removal include: 

  • Long-lasting results 
  • Minimal side effects
  • Quick and effective
  • Precise targeting of specific hair
  • Incredibly safe
  • Predictability (Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions)
  • This current technology now allows for the treatment of darker skin

Who are the best candidates for Laser Hair Removal?

At our Med Spa, we believe the best candidate for our Boston or Wellesley Laser Hair Removal Services is one with realistic expectations of what the treatment can and can’t do. Lasers can get into smaller surface areas like your upper lip or upper leg hair (close to the pubic region), although it should be noted that larger areas, such as your back and arms produce better overall results. Here are some of the common characteristics we feel our patients should have:

  • Those seeking a long-term solution for unwanted hair
  • People who want to reduce shaving, waxing, or plucking frequency
  • Candidates with realistic expectations and commitment to multiple treatment sessions
  • Those looking for precision and effectiveness in hair removal
  • Individuals with various skin tones, thanks to advancements in laser technology
  • Those who wish to target specific areas like the face, arms, legs, bikini line, or back
  • People interested in reducing ingrown hairs and razor bumps
  • Individuals seeking a safe and FDA-approved hair removal method

Anyone with extra body hair can have laser hair removal. Laser Hair Removal is most effective for people with thick, dark hair and light skin. Unfortunately, blonde or fine, lighter hair is tough to remove with this style of treatment.

What to expect on the day of Laser Hair Removal

On the day of your Laser Hair Removal, we will ensure you feel as comfortable and confident as possible. After all, you’re about to be on course to a hairless future, which can be very exciting.

The first step we will take is to clean and cleanse the target area where the hair removal will take place. Our aesthetician may also provide you with protective glasses or goggles to wear during the treatment. The removal begins with the pressing of a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. The focused beam passes into the follicles when we activate the laser. Extreme laser heat impairs the hair follicles, which inhibits hair re-growth.

During the use of our laser, you may feel a series of minor stings; some patients describe it as the sensation of a rubber band snapping against their skin. A cooling device on the instrument’s tip or a cool gel might be used to protect your skin during this feeling and lessen the risk of agitation or redness.

You might smell smoke and burning hair, which is normal as the hair burns away from the laser’s heat. Usually, the procedure takes about 30 minutes, but this time can vary based on the needs of our patients.


What’s the first Step?

If you’re in the area of Boston or Wellesley and believe you can benefit from Laser Hair Removal, the first step is a consultation with one of our certified Aestheticians. In this consultation, we will start a discussion and examine the area you are looking to fulfill with Laser Hair Removal. We aim to answer any questions you have about the procedure, as well as offer advice on the treatment and a recovery plan. Once you agree with your Laser Hair Removal plan, we can start the day of or schedule a future day that better fits your needs. 

We advise limiting plucking and waxing for six weeks before your Laser Hair Removal treatment at SkinHealth Centers. Our laser hair treatments only target the hair’s roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.


Laser Hair Removal Recovery

After your Laser Hair Removal, you should be able to go back to normal activities right away. Your skin might be red, swollen, and a little sensitive. You can use a cold compress on the treated area to soothe the skin. Don’t expose the treated area to natural or artificial sunlight. At this time, you’re welcome to discuss a return date with our Patient Coordinator to achieve optimal results.

The reason for multiple laser hair removal sessions is that your hair will develop in stages. The best results for our patients occur at 6-8 sessions of Laser Hair Removal.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Boston?


The cost of Laser Hair Removal is determined by the number of laser treatments you need and the surface area that is being treated. After we make a treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a price breakdown of specific laser services and pricing. Costs and clarity are fundamental to us at SkinHealth Centers; we take time to deliver an efficient and straightforward breakdown for all our patients.


Why Choose Us?

SkinHealth Centers has been servicing the Boston, MA, area since 1999, consisting of a team of physicians, facial cosmetic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and medical aestheticians. Our expertise in the field of discreet and professional laser hair removal is one of the reasons we are multiple-time recipients of “Boston’s Best” from The Improper Bostonian! We know each patient is different, with unique goals, histories, financial concerns, and availability, all of which are taken into account with every single procedure, big or small.

It’s time to say goodbye to the stress associated with your unwanted hair! Call us today to learn more about our offering and range of cosmetic procedures, skin-care treatments, and skin-care products, and let’s start your journey towards a more youthful, smoother, hairless future.

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If you are interested in Laser Hair Removal in the Boston area and would like to find out if it would be the right procedure for you, don’t hesitate to the nearest SkinHealth Center at (617) 267-7546 (Boston) or (781) 431-7880 (Wellesley). You can also request an appointment through this website, and a friendly member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

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