Shaving and waxing are two of the most disliked grooming practices, especially for women. With legs, armpits, eyebrows, and lips to wax and/or shave, this process can cost a lot of time and money. More people are choosing laser hair removal for permanent hair loss that lasts for the rest of their lives.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a very precise treatment. The laser works in a way that directly targets the hair follicle without damaging any of the surrounding skin. The treatment process can also be very quick, depending on the size of the area being treated and the amount of hair that is present. Small areas like the lip and eyebrows can be treated in just a few short minutes while the legs can be done in about an hour. Laser hair removal offers successful results, with patients reporting permanent hair loss after three to seven sessions.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Any hair on the area will be trimmed until it is just a few millimeters above the skin. Your laser hair removal treatment provider will adjust the laser to accommodate your hair’s thickness and texture. A cooling gel will be applied to your skin to allow the laser to penetrate the skin and minimize discomfort. The treatment process is very comfortable, and most patients report that the laser feels similar to a rubber band being snapped on their skin.
When the laser hair removal treatment is over, you will be given cooling packs and anti-inflammatory medication to help combat any pain or redness.
Any treated skin will look and feel like it has been sunburned immediately following the treatment. You can apply ice packs and moisturizers to minimize this, but these side effects are mild and will fade over the next few hours.
Over the next month, the hair that was treated will start to fall out. Your technician will recommend you wear sunscreen on exposed skin to avoid any temporary skin discoloration. Other side effects include swelling, redness, and scarring. Permanent scars or changes in the skin color are very rare.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
Most people see permanent results after they have had three treatments, although many people require seven treatments. Each treatment needs to be spaced out by six or seven weeks, so the desired results can take almost a year to see. Some patients require “touch ups” every six to 12 months to maintain permanent loss. During your consultation, our medical team will assess your treatment areas and determine the most effective treatment plan for your needs.
Laser hair removal is a great way to eliminate unwanted body hair for both men and women. At Allure Rejuvenation and Anti-Aging, we will work with you to help you get the best results possible. Contact Allure today to schedule your consultation.