If you are unhappy with tweezing, shaving, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering, especially if as we head into spring and summer. One of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S., is laser hair removal. To destroy the hair, beams of highly concentrated light are sent and the pigment in the follicles absorb the light in the hair follicles. The basics involving laser hair removal is something we at the Skin & Body Refinery would like to share today.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Efficiently done through lasers is removing unwanted hair from the arm, leg, back, face, chin, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Being time-effective, precision removal, and predictability are a few benefits of laser hair removal.
Precise Hair Removal – Laser can selectively target dark, coarse hairs you want removed while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Time Effective – Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second as it treats many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat a sufficient area about the size of a quarter every second. The small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute and large areas, like the back or legs, may take up to an hour. This makes a very time efficient method of hair removal.
What Should You Do Before Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that requires training to conduct and carries potential risks and is significantly more than just zapping away the unwanted hair. Prior to getting the laser hair removal services, you should take the time to thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure. If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. The lasers can’t target the roots that it should for effective removal because the hairs’ root is temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You need to also avoid sun exposure before and after treatment. It increases the likelihood of complications after treatment and hair removal is less effective.
What Should I Expect from My First Laser Hair Removal?
Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. In many cases, topical numbing medicine is applied 20- 30 minutes prior to the laser procedure to help with the sting of the laser pulses. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated in addition to your skin color. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
Laser Hair Removal Treatments & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
Contact Skin & Body Refinery for a consultation if you are interested in laser hair removal services. We can answer your questions and address your concerns. To ensure safe and effective treatments, our professionals are readily available to perform laser hair removal and have the credentials. Also, to make certain of efficient results, we use state-of-the-art equipment. We will make certain the procedure is done with proficient experts, call us today so we can schedule your hair removal services.