Do you have unwanted hair on your body? Is shaving or waxing taking up more of your time than you’d like it to? At Southeast Regional Med Spa in Columbus, GA, our laser hair removal treatments will get you the long-lasting and low-maintenance results you want.
Where Can You Get Laser Hair Removal?
Humans naturally have hair all over their bodies. But that hair might not be a welcome part of your appearance. If you’re trying to get rid of unwanted hair, then you can look at traditional methods like waxing, shaving, and plucking. But these methods can be annoying and time-consuming.
If you’re looking for a much more effective way of removing hair, then you’ll want to consider laser hair removal. This is a permanent way of getting rid of unwanted hair and will leave you with silky, hairless skin. You can receive this treatment on essentially any part of the body where there is hair, but there are a few places where people most commonly receive it, including:
• Upper lip
• Bikini line
What Is Laser Hair Removal and How Does It Work?
This type of hair removal uses a very precise laser to target the hairs on your body. There are many other ways of removing unwanted hair on your body, including waxing and shaving. But you might find these methods frustrating since you have to do them so frequently and it can take up a lot of time to wax or shave.
When you receive this treatment method, you’ll get long-lasting and easy-to-maintain results.
How Does the Laser Remove Hair?
The laser used in this hair removal process is color-sensitive. When it’s applied to your skin, the laser is attracted to the darker pigments of their hair. Once the laser targets the hair, the light is converted into heat.
This heat then warms up your hair. The heat travels down to the root of the hair, damaging the hair follicle. After your session, the hair will fall out, eventually being replaced by a new one. However, with consistent treatment sessions, the follicle will be unable to produce new hair, leaving you with permanent hair removal.
How Many Sessions Will Be Required?
The number of sessions that you end up needing to achieve the results you’re looking for depends on several factors. In general, most people need around 7 sessions in total. These sessions will be spaced several weeks apart and will be scheduled according to your hair growth cycle.
That said, you may need more or fewer sessions depending on a few things.
The Area You’re Targeting
One of the major things you need to consider is where you’re going to be receiving your treatment. Some parts of your body have thicker or darker hair than other parts of the body. If you’re treating a large area of the body where there is a lot of hair, then you’ll need more sessions than someone targeting an area with less hair.
So, for example, someone looking to target the hair all over their legs will most likely require more sessions than someone trying to get rid of errant hairs around their eyebrows.
Your Hair Type
The amount of hair that you’re looking to get rid of plays a huge role in how many sessions you need, but so does the type of hair that you have. If you have naturally have very thick hair, then you will require more sessions to remove than someone with finer hair.
Remember that different parts of your body will also have different hair types. You’ll most likely find denser, thicker hair on your legs than you will on your chest, and so that area will need more sessions to get you smooth, hairless skin.
The final factor that determines how many sessions you’re going to need is what you’re looking to get out of treatment. Many people seek out hair removal methods like this one to completely get rid of hair in a certain area.
But many other candidates are simply looking to thin the hair in an area out to make the grooming process more manageable. Candidates not aiming for complete hair removal but who just want the hair in a certain area to be thinner will need fewer sessions than if you’re looking to eliminate hair entirely.
What Happens During Treatment?
When you come to our clinic, you’ll know that you’re in good, safe hands. Our team is committed to your safety, comfort, and happiness.
Before you come in for your laser hair removal Columbus, we’ll have a short consultation with you. We’ll discuss what areas of your body you’d like to target, and what you want your results to look like. This will help us determine what the best treatment plan for you will look like, and ensure that you get the most out of this treatment process.
Before Your Appointment
We’ll give you a full list of what to do before the time of your treatment to help you prepare. This treatment is non-invasive and requires very little that you need to do beforehand. However, there are still a few things you’ll need to do to make sure that your treatment is safe and effective.
Some of the things you’ll need to do include avoiding tanning. This treatment should not be performed on tanned skin, so you’ll need to avoid exposure to direct sunlight and avoid going to the tanning salon. Do not perform any hair removal methods like plucking or waxing. The laser targets the root of the hair, so the root needs to be present for the treatment to work.
When you arrive at our clinic, we’ll do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible. Before we begin applying the laser, we’ll need to prepare your skin by cleaning it thoroughly. To help protect your eyes from the laser, we may also give you protective eyewear to wear during the treatment.
Once you’re ready for the treatment, we’ll begin applying the laser to the areas you’d like to target. The process is virtually painless, and you might simply feel a slight snapping sensation. Your treatment will be very fast, and depending on the size of the area you’re treating, it should take less than an hour.
Because this treatment is non-invasive there is essentially no recovery time required. As soon as your treatment is complete, you’ll be able to leave our clinic and get back to your busy life. However, there are a few things you’ll need to be careful of. We’ll provide you with more thorough instructions after your treatment is complete.
Your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight after your treatment, so you’ll need to continue avoiding direct sunlight for the next few days. Make sure you apply sunscreen every few hours and look for a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.
Many people turn to hair removal methods like shaving or waxing because they seem easier. But all of that time spent shaving in the shower or sitting at the salon for waxing can build up. Plus, it’s annoying to have to continue shaving or waxing to maintain results.
One of the major benefits of this treatment method is that you’ll get permanent results, allowing you to enjoy your hairless, smooth skin without having to worry about hair regrowth.
Shaving and waxing can cause a lot of irritation to your skin. Razor burn can be extremely uncomfortable and painful, and waxing incorrectly can damage this skin significantly.
Getting laser hair removal from a professional will prevent you from ever having to deal with these issues again.
Works for All Hair Types
The laser used in this hair removal method is color-sensitive, so it will work better on darker hair than it will on lighter hair. But with that said, all hair types can receive this treatment and get permanent, effective results.
It’s also a great option if you have hair in hard-to-reach areas that you’d like to get rid of, like on your back.
Book Your Appointment Today
If laser hair removal in Columbus GA sounds like the perfect solution to your unwanted hair, then our clinic can help you. Get in touch with our team at Southeast Regional Med Spa in Columbus, GA today to set up your appointment.