Laser hair removal can significantly reduce the amount of body hair you must manage. Plus, it’s an easy way to save time and money you spend at the waxing salon. So why not get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolution and ask about laser hair removal? Here is what you need to know to get started.
Laser hair removal is a popular semi-permanent hair removal option that damages the hair follicle to minimize hair growth. This uses light to target the pigment in individual hairs. The light then travels down the shaft of the hair and into the hair follicle. The heat from the laser light destroys the hair follicle, so hair can no longer grow from it.
However, hair follows a unique growth cycle that includes resting, shedding, and growing periods. Recently removed hair that is in a resting phase will not be visible to the technician or laser, so you may need to wait until it regrows before removing it. That’s why laser hair removal takes a few sessions, spread out over a couple of months. But after that, you can say farewell to shaving and waxing!
This is defined as semi-permanent. Depending on your complexion and hair type, results will vary. In most people, some hair will regrow over time. If regrowth occurs, it will be thinner, and overall there will still be significantly less hair, resulting in a continuously smooth appearance. If you want an idea of what to expect from from this treatment, discuss your treatment goals with us. We can guide you through the process.
During the procedure, the provider will press a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. Some lasers have a cooling device attached to the tip of the instrument and sometimes a cool gel is applied as well. When the laser is activated, the laser beam passes through your skin to the hair follicles. You might feel slight discomforts, such as a warm pinprick, followed by a cooling sensation from the gel or cooling device. Laser hair treatments are often described as more painful than shaving, but less painful than waxing.
The total cost of laser hair removal depends on several factors. The experience and skill of the technician are of the utmost importance, and quality service providers charge more, but in turn are less likely to cause injury or unwanted side effects such as skin redness and blistering.
Other factors affecting the cost include:
Begin planning for your bathing suit body now, as laser hair removal does take several months to complete. Imagine a summer of no shaving? What about a lifetime? Contact us today to make your laser hair removal appointment.