Unwanted body hair can be removed using one of the most popular methods, laser hair removal, for the long term benefits of smooth skin. Not only can it completely remove hair from almost any area of your body, but it may also cause future hair growth to be less.
The majority of patients require 2 to 6 laser treatments to remove the hair. Most patients see no more hair on the treated skin for several months or even years after the treatments are finished.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?
Hair removal can be painful, time-consuming, and monotonous. Prior to now, most people’s only options included shaving, plucking, melanin, or waxing. Shaving is relatively painless but time-consuming and not fully effective. Although more painful, waxing and plucking are more efficient options. Fortunately, with laser treatments, you can have the best of both worlds without suffering from rapid regrowth or discomfort!
Although everyone is unique and you should consult our team to find the best course of action for you, these treatments are typically carried out over the course of several sessions. The sessions’ spacing also could vary and depends largely on your body and the area where you are getting the treatment done. The upper lip is one of those body parts that requires more frequent care than other parts. Our team prides itself on developing personalized plans that help you reach your objectives. Let us know what you need, and we’ll develop a strategy for your success.
What Happens During Laser Hair Removal?
The treatment area will be cleaned prior to the procedure. Some patients receive a numbing gel. When a small area needs to be treated and the skin is extremely sensitive, numbing the area helps. The action of a numbing gel takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
The laser treatment will take place in a space designed specifically for laser treatments. During the procedure, everyone in the room is required to wear safety glasses. The skin is held taut during the procedure while being laser-treated. Many patients describe the sensation of the laser pulses as being similar to warm pinpricks or the snap of a rubber band against the skin.
Through vaporization, a laser removes hair. Small plumes of smoke are produced as a result, and they smell like sulfur.
Depending on the size of the area being treated, your treatment may take a while. The upper lip can be treated in a few minutes. Your treatment may take longer than an hour if you are having a large area, like the back or legs, treated.
What Does This Treatment Entail?
In essence, this procedure removes unwanted hair from your body by using a laser light beam. Your hair’s melanin is absorbed by light, heated away by a unique process that harms the hair follicle and prevents it from regenerating, and then it is lost. Despite heating the hair follicle, the procedure doesn’t cause skin burns. Usually, this procedure removes the hair that already exists, but it has no effect on preventing future hair growth in that area. That is why the majority of people require numerous sessions.
The best candidates for this procedure are those with lighter skin tones and darker hair, but with a few adjustments, just about anyone can have it done. We are pleased to offer you personalized treatment plans and a range of reasonable expectations for your personal care.
It is possible to treat almost any area where hair grows. With today’s lasers, sensitive skin can be targeted without harm. The bikini area, shoulders, stomach, sideburns, neck, arms, legs, and chin are the most well-liked body parts. Simply discuss your needs with us if you want to have hair removed from a different area of your body, and we’ll let you know if this treatment is suitable for you.
Treatment Preparation Tips
Because each person’s body and hair are unique, you should follow the specific treatment and prevention advice we have provided for you. In general, avoiding the sun and abstaining from bleaching or tanning products right before your treatment is a good idea. It’s crucial that your skin be as close to its natural color as possible and that you can see your hair follicles.
During the Treatment Session
Your session will be held in a welcoming, secure environment where you can unwind because we value your comfort. You shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort at all because our lasers have a cooling system built right in. The length of the procedure varies, but you should plan on spending no more than a few minutes in the office if it is being done on a small area of your body like the upper lip. A session for someone getting a larger area treated might last up to an hour. We will review all of this with you prior to your first session.
Unlike waxing or shaving, the results are not immediate. The majority of people can anticipate seeing their leg hair fall out within a few days. Additionally, when you do experience new hair growth, it is typically much thinner and lighter than your previous growth.
Why Do People Get This Treatment Done?
There are numerous factors why people choose this form of treatment over others. It’s significantly more effective than many alternative methods, and waxing is unquestionably much more painful. Although waxing, shaving, and plucking can produce results similar to those of a laser hair removal procedure, their effectiveness and longevity are usually much lower over time. Additionally, shaving takes a long time, and hair can regrow quickly. This procedure might be ideal for you if you want to benefit from hairless skin in the long run.
Caring for Your Skin Post-Treatment
There are a few things you can do to take good care of your skin in between laser sessions if you want to get the most out of your experience.
Stay Out of the Sun
Your skin will be exceptionally sensitive to the sun right after your laser treatment, so make sure that you stay out of direct sunlight and avoid using tanning booths for at least 14 days after you complete your treatment. If you do go outside in the sun, use the recommended SPF and cover the area you treated with light clothing to reduce the risk of sunburn.
Avoid Saunas for a Week
For at least a week following your treatment, repress the urge to unwind in a sauna, steam room, or spa. Laser-induced skin irritation can result from hot steam or water. Additionally, try to skip the hot baths and showers for two days. You can certainly take cool or lukewarm showers, but you skin could be extra sensitive to heat.
Don’t Exfoliate Or Shave for at Least a Few Days
The treated area should not be shaved or exfoliated for at least a few days after your lasering session, even though you can shave in between sessions. It’s crucial to let the hair fall out naturally because it will still be shedding. After a few days, you can resume your regular beauty routine.
Avoid Chemical Substances Or Treatments for 48 Hours
After your session, you should wait at least 48 hours before using any chemicals on your skin. Additionally, you ought to stay away from the pool, particularly in chlorinated water. During this time, avoid applying any abrasive lotions or perfumes to your skin, although moisturizing as usual is completely appropriate and a good idea.
Most people can make the most of their lasering experience and start benefiting from smooth, hair-free skin right away by adhering to these general recommendations.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
What Areas Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?
This procedure can be used to effectively treat any external body part, regardless of how big or small. Legs, bikini, underarms, chest, face, neck, and back are among the most frequently treated body parts. In most cases, laser hair removal can successfully reduce pigmented hair.
How is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
Depending on your skin type, laser hair removal procedures use a 755 nm to 1064 nm wavelength. A number of hairs can be treated simultaneously with each laser pulse, which lasts just a fraction of a second. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. The technician delivers pulses over the treatment area, a quick burst of energy will be emitted and absorbed by the hair follicle, interrupting the growth cycle.
How Long Does the Laser Hair Removal Session Last?
Small areas, like the top of the lip, can be treated quickly, while larger areas, like the back or legs, may take up to an hour.