Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a quick, light-based treatment to rid yourself of unwanted hair. By using a concentrated beam of light, laser hair removal eliminates cells inside your skin that produce unwanted hair. In time, your hair follicles generally stop producing hair, or make less of it, giving you smoother, hair-free skin.
Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types, including tanned skin. The treatment also works on most hair colors except gray as the laser looks for pigment in the hair.
What areas does laser hair removal treat?
Laser hair removal is effective on large and small areas of your body. The treatment removes hair from your:
Because laser hair removal is a light-based therapy, it isn’t recommended around your eyes or eyebrows.
What should I expect during laser hair removal?
Please shave the area before your appointment.
An Aesthetica practitioner will prep your skin for treatment. This may include applying a numbing cream to help you remain comfortable during your session.
Before treatment, you’ll put on special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light.
Your practitioner begins by pressing a handheld laser device against your skin. As the device moves across the treatment area, you may feel tingling sensations or feel as if a rubber band is snapping against your skin.
The length of your treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated. For example, with a small area, your session might last only five minutes. But a larger area could take around an hour.
For optimal results, your practitioner will typically recommend more than a single treatment session. Your hair grows in three different stages, which means each treatment session will get rid of a portion of your unwanted hair, but not all. Multiple treatments are necessary to target all the hair follicles.
Up to 6 treatments will give you the hair-free appearance you desire, although results vary. Your provider will discuss the treatment plan that’s right for you.
What should I expect after laser hair removal?
You’ll gradually see you have less and less hair in the treatment area. The hair that’s left should appear thin and sparse. You also may notice other effects, like fewer ingrown hairs and lighter stubble than before.
To find out if laser hair removal can help rid you of unwanted hair, call today and schedule a consultation with the team at Aesthetica.
Laser Hair removal
Imagine if constant shaving, tweezing, and waxing were things of the past?
If you’ve been wondering if a more permanent solution to unwanted hair is right for you, perhaps it’s time to contact Aesthetica Medspa in Montgomery, Alabama.
Caroline Abolade, MD, and the team of trained, dedicated professionals use advanced technologies to remove unwanted hair from your bikini line, back, legs, and face. Call today or schedule a consultation online.