What It Is

A focused beam of light emitted by the laser is absorbed only through pigment located in the hair follicle. The light is pulsed for only a fraction of a second, long enough to disable the follicle, but not so long that excess heat is transferred to the skin surrounding the hair. When the hair follicle absorbs the light, it is destroyed. Vivia Center offers the most advanced laser hair removal in McLean, VA.


Improvement is often excellent, but may not be perfect or permanent within the first couple of treatments. Dark hair is usually easier to treat than light hair. With each treatment you will see significant reduction in the quantity and the thickness of the hair follicles in the treated area.


The degree of comfort varies. Topical anesthesia may be requested based on individual preferences or tolerances. Be sure to discuss this with your Laser Technician prior to laser treatment.

Safety and Side Effects

Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical procedures. They have an extraordinary track record for safety and accuracy. Immediately after the treatment the areas may appear red. Pain is generally mild and transient. Side effects are uncommon and generally temporary.

Number of treatments and frequency of visits to achieve optimal results may vary among individuals. Please call Vivia for prices for other areas.

Vivia uses the most advanced in Laser Hair Removal technology covering all skin types with the highest level of success.  Vivia hair removal lasers include: Cutera Prowave 560 ( Nd:YAG), Lumenis Lighsheer Diode Laser Systems, and Cutera Pro Wave 770.

Still have more questions? Read our top 7 laser hair removal FAQs answered. Or, if you’re ready to try the laser hair removal procedure, contact Vivia Center in McLean, VA to book your appointment.