Laser Hair Removal
If you’re not happy with constantly shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be a treatment worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S and here at New Image Medical Spa. It beams a laser of highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light, destroying the hair.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser treatments are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, arms, legs, bikini line, and other areas in a safe and beneficial way. Benefits of laser hair removal include:
- Precision – Lasers can precisely target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
- Speed – Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and larger areas, such as the legs or back, may take up to an hour.
- Predictability. Most patients have permanent hair loss in treated areas after an average of three to seven sessions.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
If you are planning on being treated with laser hair removal, you should limit the amount of plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before the treatment. As this is optional it’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
As well it’s recommended to also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
Just prior to the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a just few millimeters above the skin’s surface. The laser will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.