Unwanted hair on your body may be a constant irritation and require you to regularly remove it. You may shave, tweeze or wax to remove unwanted hair on different areas of your body when you want to look clean and attractive. Fortunately, laser hair removal may be able to help you.
Laser hair removal targets the hair follicle. It can be used to remove hair from the legs, arms, face, underarms, bikini line, back and more. It is not done around or near the eye because of the possibility of eye damage.
Some of the main benefits of laser hair removal are:
- Targeting selective hairs — the laser is very precise and can remove coarse hair without damaging the surrounding skin.
- Speedy removal — the laser pulse lasts for a fraction of a second and can remove several hairs at one time. Larger areas such as the legs or back may have varying treatment time.
- Permanent hair reduction — after three or more sessions, you may have permanent hair reduction in some places.
Hair has growing phases, and laser hair removal only works in the active growing phase. Since each hair has its own growing cycle, it requires several sessions to reach the maximum number of hairs.
After each session, you’ll see fewer and fewer hairs return. It’s important to finish all treatments in order to get the best results of permanent hair reduction. We will take into consideration your skin type and color of hair.
During a consultation, we will review your medical history and use of prescription medication. You’ll learn about the benefits and risks and understand reasonable expectations for the outcome. There are some tips for before and after sessions:
Before sessions, stay out of direct sunlight and don’t pluck, wax or have electrolysis. These damage the follicle, which is needed for laser hair removal. You may be able to shave.
After sessions, you may have swelling and redness for a few hours. You can apply ice compresses to soothe any discomfort. We may prescribe a cream. You should stay out of direct sunlight and tanning beds and use sunscreen when you go outdoors.
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There is no longer any need to constantly remove unwanted hair. You can stay smooth all year round with laser hair removal. Contact Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa today to get started.