Published on 2:59 am, Fri, 24 May 19
Whether you’ve been thinking about laser hair removal for years or are considering it now that summer is around the corner, the non-invasive procedure can free you from shaving and waxing and improve your quality of life.
If you’re ready to take the next step and get started with laser hair removal, continue reading to learn the ins and outs of treatment.
Here is the ultimate guide to laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a safe, non-invasive procedure designed to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the face and body.
It works by targeting melanin in hair follicles with concentrated beams of light. Once pigment absorbs the laser’s energy, it is converted to heat.
This causes irreversible damage to follicles and prevents further regrowth.
There are several steps patients can take to properly prepare for a laser hair removal treatment. To start, carefully research providers and ensure that you are being treated by a qualified and experienced specialist.
Additionally, patients should avoid sun exposure, waxing, plucking, and threading for at least four weeks before their appointment. It’s also important to stay of out the sun and forgo tanning for four weeks after laser hair removal.
Finally, the day before your procedure, shave the treatment area. Doing so, provides a clear pathway for light to reach and act on hair follicles.
During the procedure, a handheld device will be passed over the treatment area to achieve even and thorough coverage.
You may experience a slight snapping sensation as pulses are delivered. However, the treatment is so fast (10-60 minutes), that most individuals find laser hair removal virtually painless.
Within two-to-three weeks of undergoing treatment, you will note reduced regrowth and that hair is finer and somewhat patchy.
Because the laser is only effective on follicles in the active phase of the growth cycle, a series of six-to-eight sessions, spaced six-to-eight weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.
Laser hair removal cost can vary depending on treatment area and size, provider expertise and experience, and geographic location.
While it’s easy to be tempted by too good to be true online deals, a skilled and qualified practitioner is essential for a safe and effective treatment.
We are up front with our laser hair removal pricing guide and are happy to sit down with each patient for a complimentary consultation to answer any questions.
If you are considering laser hair removal, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly talented and experienced providers.