If you’re tired of constantly dealing with body or facial hair and would prefer that it be removed permanently, there is really only one choice: laser hair removal. Fortunately, it is a very safe and effective process for removing unwanted hair. But before considering any type of cosmetic procedure, you need to inform yourself about exactly what is involved so that there are no surprises.
Laser hair removal is a treatment that takes advantage of today’s modern cosmetic lasers to permanently remove unwanted hair from places like your face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini line. All that you need are several treatment sessions to permanently unshackle you from the need to constantly deal with unwanted facial or body hair.
How It Works
We use a laser to transmit focused light energy into hair follicles where thermal energy is absorbed by melanin, or the part of your hair that produces its color. This heats the hair bulb and destroys the hair follicle, preventing the future growth of hair.
It Is a Multi-Session Process
We cannot eliminate all unwanted hair in one treatment session. You will require several treatments spread out over several months. This is because, at any given time, individual hair follicles will be in a certain growth phase. Since hair in its dormant phase is shed, and the laser requires the presence of a hair for targeting, hair cannot be treated unless it is in a growth phase with a hair available for targeting.
The best candidates for laser hair removal procedures are those with dark-colored hair with more melanin present for accurate laser targeting. However, techniques are constantly evolving, and you may still obtain good results if you have light-colored hair. Ultimately, we can make the determination if you would make a good candidate for this treatment at a consultation.
We cannot treat your unwanted hair with a laser hair removal procedure if you have been exposed to sunlight within two weeks of your treatment. The reason is that sun exposure darkens skin, which would attract the laser to outside of the treatment area. If you are tanned or sunburned, you just need to reschedule your laser treatment. If this is a problem for you, you can simply schedule your treatments during winter months.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to learn if you would make a good candidate for a laser hair removal procedure, or if you would like to request more information, get in contact with the team at Utopia Wellness MediSpa in Owensboro. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!