Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal
Are you tired of daily shaving and/or painful waxing? You may want to consider laser hair removal. Many people choose laser hair removal to achieve long lasting smooth skin. At Southeast Regional Med Spa, laser hair removal is the most requested service that we provide. We have decades of collective expertise and love to inform our clients to the best of our ability. We have gathered the most commonly asked questions to cover everything that you need to know about laser hair removal.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by sending light through the hair follicle. The melanin in the hair absorbs the light and is converted to heat. The laser burns the hair, damaging the follicle at its base, also known as the hair bulb. Damaging the hair follicle prevents future hair growth.
How Many Treatments Does Laser Hair Removal Take?
Many people notice that their hair is finer after just one session. But the process of laser hair removal takes multiple treatments for maximum results. This is because hair growth needs to stopped during different points of the hair growth process.
Generally, the process requires 8-12 treatments that are performed on a regular basis achieve full results.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
The results of laser hair removal can last a very long time. Many patients report that the majority of hair does not grow back for years. The hair that does grow back is often finer and lighter in color.
The length of time that the results last is unique to each patient. This also depends on how adamant the patient was in keeping regular appointments over the course of the treatment. After the initial treatment regimen, most patients can maintain their smooth skin through occasional touch-up treatments.
Can I Shave Before/Between Laser Hair Treatments?
Yes, you can (and should) shave prior to laser hair removal treatments. Laser treatment burns the hair and damages the root of the hair. You do not want to burn hair that is protruding and touching the skin.
Laser treatment targets the root of the hair which is not affected by shaving. However, shaving is the only form of hair removal that should be performed. Do not tweeze, wax, or use any products that remove the root of the hair before the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
The most obvious reason that people choose laser hair removal is for smooth skin. However, there are also additional reasons that you should choose laser removal over shaving, or worse, painful waxing.
People with sensitive skin choose laser hair removal to eliminate the issue of ingrown hairs caused by shaving.
Laser hair removal is a fast, outpatient procedure. The procedure takes less than a second to treat hair follicles. For example, a small area such as the hair above the lip, takes only 1 minute to treat. Larger areas of the body take longer to achieve.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
The most common reason that people avoid laser hair removal is the fear that it will be painful. Laser hair removal does cause discomfort, but this is generally considered mild. Most people report that the procedure is less painful than other forms of hair removal.
The most sensitive areas include the skin on the face where the skin is the thinnest. The most painful complications include redness, swelling, or in rare cases, blisters. The most common effects are similar to the feeling of sunburn. Be sure to wear sunscreen to protect the skin after the procedure.
Who Performs Laser Hair Removal?
Only allow a professional to perform any cosmetic procedure. Failure to do so could result in numerous complications and less than pleasant results. The professionals at Southeast Regional Med Spa specialize in providing premier cosmetic services to clients in Columbus and Newnan, Georgia.
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