Laser Hair Reduction in Fairbanks

Laser Hair Reduction

Am I a Candidate

Welcome to Revive Medical Spa

Smooth, Hair-Free Skin

If you are tired of daily maintenance and the 5 o’clock shadow or the ingrown hairs and redness associated with waxing, IPL or laser hair reduction could be the perfect hair free solution for you. At Revive Medical Spa, we provide ICON IPL and Quanta laser treatments. The energy from these devices target hair follicles and inhibit future hair growth without damaging the surrounding skin. They can safely and gently address unwanted hair growth from wherever it is bothering you.

ICON and Quanta hair reduction treatments target the root of hair follicles, meaning that they only require a few sessions to give you the perpetually smooth skin you desire.* The laser beam passes through the skin and penetrates hair follicles. Laser energy heats up the root of the hair follicle and causes it to die off, preventing future hair growth.* This treatment can be used on most areas of the body, including the arms, legs, chest, back, stomach, neck, face and shoulders.

Laser Hair Reduction

Treatment Details

What it Treats

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Intimate areas

Consultation Required?


Treatment Time

Varies. Multiple 15 to 60-minute treatment sessions.


Female or Male



Why Try Laser Hair Reduction in Fairbanks?

Long-Term Results

Simply put, laser hair reduction is a time-saving life-hack. With laser hair reduction, you can look forward to smooth skin, no shadowing or stubble. Daily body hair maintenance, tending to ingrowns, stubble and irritated skin associated with other techniques will be a thing of the past.

Less Skin Irritation

Many forms of body hair maintenance come with skin irritation, like razor burn, bumps, and itchiness as your hair regrows, especially shaving. Though you may experience some sensitivity right after treatment, once the hair follicles can no longer grow hair, there is virtually no irritation.

Increased Confidence

For some, unwanted body hair makes them feel more self-conscious in certain types of clothing. Laser hair reduction in Fairbanks can help you feel carefree and confident in your skin.

What to expect during your appointment

During your appointment, the laser or IPL will pass over the areas of your body where you have unwanted hair. Our IPL has a built-in skin-cooling surface, and with our laser, we use a Cryocool machine to maintain patient comfort. Most patients report that it is virtually painless, comparing the sensation to that of a light rubber band snap.* Laser hair reduction and IPL treatments are quick sessions with minimal downtime. After your treatment, avoid extreme heat, harsh cosmetics, and strenuous activities. Treat your skin gently for 48 hours. Treatment intervals vary from 4-6 weeks, depending on the area treated.

What to expect from the results

IPL and laser hair reduction methods require a series of treatments. During your first appointment, your unwanted hair will be reduced, but the optimal results are seen after approximately 6 sessions.* The exact number of sessions will depend on your hair color, hair type, the body area and your skin tone, and hormones. Laser and IPL hair reduction works best when the skin is shaved, and the hair is in its first stage of the growth cycle. Hormones significantly affect hair growth. Lasers can disable only active follicles, so touch-ups may be necessary even after initial hair reduction goals have been

What to Expect

The Laser Hair Reduction Process

Brief Consultation

Before your laser hair reduction in Fairbanks, you’ll meet with a Revive for a consultation. We will assess if you are a good candidate for laser hair reduction. Certain skin and hair colors do not respond well to laser hair reduction, so it’s important to ensure that you are an ideal candidate before the treatment.

Once we determine that you are a candidate for laser hair reduction, we will determine how many treatment sessions you’ll need based on your desired results.

Laser Hair Reduction Treatments

For your laser hair reduction treatments, your laser specialist will give you protective eyewear and ensure you are comfortable before beginning. Then, they will start and run the handpiece over the treatment area(s). You will feel a heat and tolerable snapping sensation from the laser, similar to a rubber band.

How long the procedure takes depends on the size and amount of treatment areas.

Next Steps

Your skin may feel sensitive, warm, and red immediately after the treatment, but there is no downtime for recovery after laser hair reduction in Fairbanks. Most laser hair reduction sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to treat all hair growth cycles.

After your laser hair reduction session at Revive, your provider will explain any aftercare protocol. A series of laser hair reduction treatments produces the best results, so will set your next session appointment(s) afterward.

Before Treatment

Pre-Care Instructions

Avoid Sun Exposure

Avoid excessive sun exposure, tanning beds, and other activities or products that increase photosensitivity.

1 to 2 Days Before

Shave the day of your appointment. A close shave is necessary to ensure the laser can easily target the hair follicle, not the hair itself.

Bare Skin

Come to your appointment with clean bare skin without oils, creams, or lotions and hair. Your skin should be healthy and free of any wounds.


Consult with your doctor about any medications that may interact with laser hair reduction. Let your technician know if you are pregnant, nursing or have any metal implants.

Post Treatment

Post-Care Instructions

Treatment intervals are typically 4-6 weeks, depending on the area treated.

No Shaving

Do not shave, exfoliate, or do anything else abrasive to your skin, as it is sensitive immediately after treatment. Treat your skin gently for 48 hours.

Aloe Vera

If needed, apply cooling products like aloe vera. Avoid extreme heat and harsh cosmetics.


Protect your skin with SPF and avoid excess sun exposure.


Do not use products that increase photosensitivity.

Frequently Asked Questions

How painful is laser hair reduction?

For most people, laser hair reduction pain is minimal, especially when compared to other hair reduction treatments like waxing. Many describe the feeling as the quick snapping sensation of a rubber band against the skin.

Is laser hair reduction safe?

Schedule a consultation in Fairbanks, Alaska

If you are looking for an FDA-approved solution to unwanted hair growth, schedule a consultation with a certified laser technician at Revive Medical Spa. During your consultation, we will determine which laser is right for you and estimate the number of sessions you may need. If you live in Fairbanks or the surrounding areas, call (907) 371-1766 or request an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
How permanent is laser hair reduction?

How permanent laser hair removal is for you depends on your hair’s density, growth cycle, and other factors. Most people may need a yearly touch-up session to make their results permanent. Any hair regrowth after laser hair removal is usually less dense, finer, and lighter in color.

Is it worth getting laser hair reduction?

Whether it is worth getting laser hair removal depends on your individual priorities. For many, unwanted body hair takes up a lot of time and energy, and methods like shaving can cause ongoing skin irritation, while waxing is painful and costly. While the cost of laser hair removal is an investment, many patients find that getting laser hair removal is worth it for the long-term results and benefits.

Where can laser hair reduction be used?

ICON IPL and Quanta hair reduction treatments target the root of hair follicles, inhibiting regrowth through a series of treatments. This treatment can be used on most areas of the body, including the arms, legs, chest, back, stomach, neck, face and shoulders.

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