If you’re tired of all the work that goes into shaving, plucking or waxing your body hair, laser hair removal may be a great option for you to consider. This type of treatment has been around for a while and is proven to be quite effective in removing unwanted hair permanently.
Concentrate laser technology is used to destroy the hair at the root of the follicle. Light is absorbed through the pigment in the hair follicles. This is the process that leads to the follicles falling out. So if you want to forget shaving, you may want to start laser hair removal today.
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
This technique can be used on various parts of the body to achieve smooth, hair-free results. Common targets include legs, arms, underarms, eyebrows, chin, bikini line and back. Laser hair removal is able to be precise in removing only the follicles, while leaving surrounding skin untouched.
It’s a rather fast procedure, able to treat multiple hairs at once. Your upper lip can be done in about a minute, while your legs could take an hour or so. Though multiple sessions are required, results will be permanent after only about three to seven treatments.
Preparation for the Procedure
In order to prepare the hair for removal, you must avoid techniques that remove hair’s roots, such as waxing, plucking or electrolysis for about six weeks before your scheduled procedure. In addition, you’ll need to stay out of the sun for six weeks before and after your treatment.
Extended periods of sun exposure can make it more difficult to remove hair and add to possible complications following treatment.
What to Expect
Hair to be treated will be trimmed quite short, to only a few millimeters in length. The strength of the laser setting will be set based on factors such as hair color and thickness, location to be treated and skin color. Your eyes will be shielded from the laser, and you will receive application of a cold gel or use of a cooling device to protect the outer layers of your skin.
A pulse of light will be delivered to a test area to gauge the effectiveness of laser settings, and then your treatment will be performed on the targeted area. Once it is completed, any discomfort will be addressed using cold water, anti-inflammatory creams or ice packs.
Your next treatment should occur about four to six weeksafter the first. Because hair follicles grow at different rates, you’ll need to continue treatments until it has been determined that all hair has been removed.
For a couple days after the procedure, you will likely experience redness and burning of the skin similar to sunburn. You can use moisturizing cream and cool compresses to lessen the discomfort.
Laser hair removal is an effective option to save you the time and frustration of at-home methods. Contact Breeze Laser Center today to schedule your consultation.