Laser hair removal is a technique performed by our laser hair removal specialist that uses controlled blasts of highly concentrated light (lasers) to surround hair follicles.
The light from the lasers is absorbed by the pigment in your hair follicles, destroying the hair within the follicle itself. With repeated treatments, your hair will be unable to grow back, leaving your skin soft and smooth. Our laser specialist has a gift for providing effective laser hair removal treatments that leave the skin smooth without irritation.
Are you frustrated with traditional body hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams? Have you ever thought of the time and money you could save by not having to buy hair removal products and spend hours every week dealing with unwanted body hair? Laser hair removal might be the answer you’ve been waiting for.
Who’s the Best Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Because laser hair removal works by using the pigment in your hair follicles, the technique works best if you have darker hair. The darker the hair, the better the light from the laser can be absorbed, and the more effectively the hair can be destroyed inside the follicle. Luckily, you’re more likely to be searching for a permanent solution to hair removal if you have darker body hair because it takes more to maintain smooth skin.
Laser hair removal can still prove effective for those with less pigment in their hair. While laser hair removal might not be able to completely remove all unwanted body hair for those with lighter pigment, the procedure can still drastically reduce the amount of hair in your problem areas.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Any time your skin is in contact with a laser of any sort, you’re bound to experience a certain level of sensation. During laser hair removal, you are likely to feel a sensation similar to a snap of a rubber band. Most clinicians apply a numbing cream prior to the procedure which can relieve some of the discomfort you might experience.
How to Get the Best Results
If you’re planning on receiving laser hair removal treatments, there are a few steps you should take prior to your appointment, including:
- Avoid sun exposure for six weeks
- Do shave the before or the day of your treatment
- Avoid exfoliating cleanser, sugar scrubs, and bleaching creams for at least three days
- Refrain from removing hair by waxing, tweezing, or using depilatory creams for at least four weeks
What to Expect After Treatment
While your specific experience may vary, it is generally suggested to look for maximum results after six to ten treatments. These treatments should be spread out every five to six weeks to allow for healing in between sessions. To help your skin heal between treatments, you should:
- Avoid waxing, tweezing, or depilatory creams
- Avoid high heat like hot tubs or saunas for 72 hours after treatment
- Refrain from using sugar scrubs, exfoliating cleansers, and retinoids for up to three days after
You want to make sure your skin is never irritated going into a treatment as it can react negatively to the lasers used. You also want to ensure your natural hair growth is uninterrupted by any factors other than the laser hair removal itself. This way, the laser can find and destroy any hair that has started to grow inside the follicle.
Because the follicle itself remains intact, you might need repeated treatments at some point down the road. Call the experts at our office today to make an appointment to see if laser hair removal is the right choice for you. We can perform a consultation and determine how many treatments you might need, if there are any required maintenance treatments, and provide you with a cost estimate. Don’t let unwanted body hair hold you back from living your life freely.