Considering an easier way to keep your skin smooth? Laser hair removal can be highly convenient. This cosmetic treatment has been growing in popularity recently. Unsure how it works exactly and whether or not it is right for you? Let’s address some of the most common questions people have about this hair removal method.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
This treatment involves using the energy from lasers to destroy unwanted hairs. The pigment in the targeted hair absorbs the laser light, which is then turned into heat. This destroys the root of the hair, which prevents it from growing. Since the hair shaft absorbs all of the light, there is no damage to the surrounding skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
This treatment can be beneficial for both men and women. In the past, it was only a viable option for those with lighter skin. Thanks to advances in technology, people with any skin tone can now benefit from this treatment. If you would like to permanently reduce the hair on your legs, bikini area, back, underarms, abdomen, neck, thighs, chest, or arms, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal. The best way to know definitively is to schedule a consultation where your hair type and needs can be evaluated.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The exact course of your treatment will depend on many factors. In most cases, people achieve their desired results after 5 to 10 sessions of laser hair removal. Sessions are spaced about 8 weeks apart. This is due to the way your hair grows in cycles. With frequent treatments, permanent hair reduction can be achieved. How long each session lasts will depend on the size of the area being treated.
What Special Preparation Do I Need Prior to Laser Hair Removal?
It is important you stop waxing and plucking the target area for six weeks prior to laser hair removal. The root of the hair must be in place and intact. It is perfectly fine to continue shaving, however. It is also a good idea to minimize sun exposure to the target area for roughly six weeks prior to beginning.
What Happens after a Session?
The hairs will fall out over the course of the next month after treatment. You will want to take special care to protect your skin from the sun during this time. Otherwise, temporary changes to the color of your skin may occur.
Do you still have questions? Ready to experience laser hair removal for yourself? Reach out to the team at Utopia Wellness MediSpa in Owensboro to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!