Both men and women are tired of shaving and waxing. Often they look for more permanent solutions to control their unwanted hair. One most common solution is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal technology has been advancing and helps many people control unwanted hair. If you are considering seeking laser hair removal, Skin And Body Refinery would like to share some of the common questions about laser hair removal and how it can help remove unwanted body hair permanently.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful & Complicated?
Many wonder if laser hair removal is a complicated procedure. Many are intimidated, but in truth it is simple. Essentially, the energy from the laser is picked up by the hair follicle which will eventually damage and kill the root of the hair to prevent future growth. To successfully kill the root it often takes multiple treatments. It can take anywhere from 8 to 10 treatments, and in some cases more. How many times is unique to the person as their hair and genetics will determine how many times it will take to kill the root. It is important not to miss a session, or you may need to start over. The laser specialist will schedule each session to ensure and monitor the follicles. However, the procedure itself is simple.
Types of Laser Hair Removal Treatments for Face & Body
There are multiple types of laser hair removal treatments in use. Today the three most common are Diode, Alexandrite, and ND: YAG. Diode is effective on all skin tones. Alexandrite is a faster method and is used on large areas of the body such as legs, chest and back. ND: YAG laser treatments are often used on those who tan their skin and for finer hair where the other procedures may be too intense for light finer hair types. Where laser hair removal can work essentially anywhere on the body, the most ideal areas are the underarms, face, and bikini area. However, legs, chest and back are other common areas for treatment.
Are There Medications to Avoid when Receiving Laser Hair Removal Treatments
There are some medications that can interfere with the laser treatments. Medication that has a photosensitive affect should not be taken a week before treatment. Some antibiotics can have photosensitive affects. If you are fighting an infection, consider waiting until the infection clears before starting the procedure. During consultation make sure to share what medication you may be taking and see what may interfere with the treatment before committing.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Laser hair removal treatment are often pain free with mild sensation in the targeted areas. A numbing topical is often applied before the procedure which reduces the effects of the laser treatments. You may feel a warm pinching sensation at most.
Can I Shave the Day of Laser Hair Removal?
Many will ask if they should shave before their procedure. Unlike waxing you will want to shave before laser hair removal treatments. Shaving it makes it easier for the laser to reach the hair follicle. However, don’t wax, tweeze or bleach the hair in the targeted areas. You want the root still in the skin, and you don’t want to bleach the hair as it can destroy the hair making the laser treatment less effective. You want a healthy follicle for the laser to destroy to ensure the root doesn’t regenerate. Essentially just shave before the scheduled procedure.
Laser Hair Removal Treatments & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
Laser hair removal is an effective method for removing unwanted body hair permanently. If you have body hair you want removed, contact Skin And Body Refinery and begin a consultation for laser hair removal today.