Many people have come to dread constant shaving and waxing unwanted hair because of the many disadvantages including discomfort, ongoing maintenance, and skin irritation. These are just a few of the reasons that laser hair removal has become so popular in recent years as a quick and effective cosmetic treatment. If you are ready to enjoy smooth, silky skin free from body hair, laser hair removal may be the solution for you.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The lasers that are used for hair removal have been around for quite a few years, but the cosmetic industry did not widely adopt them until the mid-1990s. For laser hair removal, the beam is set at a controlled frequency that attracts melanin, the dark pigment that affects the color of a human’s hair and skin. The laser energy attacks the hair follicles, which causes them to die and results in the hair eventually falling out. Patients describe the feeling as a pinch or rubber band being slapped against the skin, which typically subsides after a few minutes.
How Often Do I Need Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
While the results will last for a very long time in comparison to waxing and shaving, they are not permanent. The key to laser hair removal is to reduce the amount of hair on treated areas permanently. It is suggested that most patients come in for at least a handful of touch-up sessions after the initial laser hair removal session to address any regrowth that has occurred. This method of hair removal only kills hairs while they are in the active phase, which does not happen at the same time for all hair follicles. As more follicles reach this phase, sessions will have to be repeated to target the entire area effectively. The results can last for anywhere from several months to years on end.
The Ideal Candidate for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is appropriate for most skin types, but it is especially effective for those with lighter skin and dark hair. It can also be carried out practically anywhere on the body including the face, upper lip, bikini line, armpits, arms, legs, and back. When compared to shaving, it provides much better results and allows people to avoid skin irritations such as ingrown hairs. When compared to waxing, laser hair removal does not require monthly maintenance once the initial batch of treatments has been carried out. Laser hair removal is one of the only treatments that removes hair and prevents future regrowth.
Schedule Your Consultation
At Head to Toe Med Spa in Wilmington, we offer laser hair removal treatments to men and women looking to get rid of unwanted hair. Our medical team will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment plan for your individual needs. Contact Head to Toe Med Spa today to schedule your consultation.