Are you tired of shaving, waxing, or tweezing? Maybe it’s time for a more long-term solution – laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way of removing unwanted body hair. In addition, it is a permanent solution for removing hair. The procedure doesn’t involve any chemicals or drugs. One session takes less than an hour, but several sessions may be required to achieve desired results.
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a treatment for those who struggle with unwanted body hair. Some advantages of this treatment include significant reduction of hair growth, long-term reduction of hair growth, and reduced size of the strands.
Who Uses Laser Hair Removal?
Both men and women use laser hair removal. Although hair can be removed from almost any body area using this method, the most common areas are legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, and the bikini line.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The focused, intense heat of the laser light damages the hair follicle, preventing new hairs from growing. Laser hair removal works best when the hair follicle is in the anagen growth stage. Since only 85% of hair is in this stage at any one time, multiple sessions will be required to treat all hair follicles. The sessions need to be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
How Long Does It Take for Laser Hair to Grow Back?
Laser hair removal is a permanent process. It damages the hair follicle, so the hair doesn’t grow back. Sometimes, the hair follicle is not entirely destroyed and can start growing hair again. This new hair growth can depend on age, skin type, hormonal levels, and genetics. In some cases, an occasional maintenance session is required to keep that smooth, hairless look.
How to Choose a Professional
The first step of successful laser hair removal is finding a qualified and experienced professional. During the initial consultation, ask how many sessions the technician has performed. You’ll want a professional that has completed a high number of sessions. Then, look for online reviews and read what other clients have said about their laser hair removal experience at that spa. Finally, book a consultation (many spas do an initial consultation for free). During this appointment, it is essential to ask questions about the procedure, what happens during a session, and what results you can expect.
Getting the Best Results
Once you’re scheduled to get laser hair removal treatment, here are some tips on how to prepare for your treatment:
- Stop plucking and waxing 4-6 weeks before your session. The hair root has to be in place for the laser hair treatment to work.
- Shave the area to be treated 24 hours before your session. Being too hairy is not advantageous. Shaving a day before allows the skin to recover from the mild damage caused by shaving.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for at least two weeks before and after your laser hair removal treatment.
- Make sure your skin is clean and dry – no oils or lotions.
- Inform the technician of any medications you are taking. They may need to adjust the laser settings.
Once your session is finished, use ice packs or cold compresses on the treated area to soothe any discomfort while recovery takes place.
Awaken Med Spa of Clayton
Are you ready to stop shaving and waxing? Awaken Med Spa of Clayton can help. Our laser hair removal technicians are the best. We’ll give you those smooth, hairless legs just in time for summer sundresses and shorts. Contact us today at 919-359-1741 and schedule an appointment.