Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Lu'ukia Ruidas, MD -  - Aesthetic Specialist

Esthetica Maui Laser Clinic and Medspa

Lu'ukia Ruidas, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Kahului, HI

Shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair can be time consuming. For patients who want to remove unwanted hair without the pain of shaving, tweezing, or waxing, laser hair removal has become a popular alternative. Laser hair removal is a permanent option offered at Esthetica Maui Laser Clinic and Medspa in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii under the direction of Dr. Lu’ukia Ruidas.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Dr. Ruidas uses lasers as an effective cosmetic treatment for the removal of unwanted hair. They can be used to treat sensitive areas such as the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Laser hair removal is a medical procedure and should only be performed by a qualified, trained technician who can perform it safely and properly (like Dr. Ruidas).

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can be beneficial, compared to other treatments, in a few different ways:

  • Precision: The lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Permanence: Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
  • Speed: Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and in that time it can treat many different hairs all at once.

The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

Before laser hair removal treatments, it’s recommended that you don’t pluck or wax the area. Excessive sun exposure should also be avoided for six weeks before and after treatment: Sun exposure can make laser hair removal less effective, and can cause complications afterward.

Dr. Ruidas takes each patient’s individual needs into account, and she’ll adjust the laser equipment according to the color, thickness, and location of the hair being treated, as well as skin color. When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort or redness. Over the next month, the treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.

What is Cynosure™ laser hair removal?

Dr. Ruidas is proud to offer laser hair removal using Cynosure's Icon Aesthetic System. That system allows Dr. Ruidas to switch between wavelength strengths during a single procedure to ensure the best outcome for the given hair or skin type. Additionally, multiple procedures can be performed during the same visit with perfect safety.