Bye-bye Razor… Switch to Laser? What is Laser Hair Removal?

If you’ve given up trying to use razors upon razors to get rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal is an option worth considering. Not only will you ultimately save money, but you will get to experience additional benefits that come with this treatment. This includes a youthful appearance to the skin, softer and more supple-feeling skin. This approach utilizes a laser that emits light; the light then absorbs the pigment of the hair follicle without damaging the skin around it. The treatment may be applied to a range of places on the body. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, and the bikini line. Overall, laser hair removal is a great long-term alternative to shaving that pesky, undesired hair. 

How Permanent is Laser Hair Removal?

Most people need between four and six laser therapy sessions before they can achieve permanent results. This implies that a full treatment cycle can take up to nine months. However, some people begin to notice the results of hair reduction after the first few sessions. As one continues with the treatment fewer, hairs begin to grow back. Often the hair that does grow back will come in a lot slower. It is important to recognize that everyone’s results may range in the number of sessions it takes. As everyone’s hair growth cycle is different, there is not an exact number, but rather an estimation of the number of sessions it takes for the treatment to become permanent.  

What to Expect During Treatment?

Before the procedure begins, the technician prepares the patient’s body. What this entails, are the hairs on the body undergoing a treatment that will trim them down to a few millimeters above the skin surface. Sometimes, numbing cream is subsequently applied to the area and is left to absorb into the skin for twenty to thirty minutes. This ensures the patient will feel minimal to no discomfort during the procedure. Finally, the laser is adjusted to fit the customer’s specifications and applied to the body ready to be used. 

This treatment aside from clearing, and smoothing skin, can permanently reduce hair growth practically anywhere, thus making it a valuable investment for many.

Written by: Tali Pinsker