For some time now, you’ve likely become used to traditional methods of hair removal. Shaving, tweezing and waxing are all common practices that men and women use to get rid of unwanted hair.
It’s no secret, however, that the continual process of removing hair is tiring. Shaving every week or even every day can be an inconvenience, and purchasing razors or waxing strips can get expensive in the long-run.
When you’re tired of shaving, laser hair removal may be the best solution. Laser hair removal is by far the most efficient way to eliminate unwanted hair, allowing you to spend more time doing the activities you enjoy.
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment for permanently reducing and removing unwanted hair. As a result, the skin looks smoother without the need for shaving or waxing.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light that is aimed at hair. The light is absorbed by the hair’s pigment, which damages the follicle to the point that it affects future hair growth. Lasers can remove hair from anywhere from several months to years, as the results vary per person.
At Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, your laser hair removal technician will utilize the GentleMax laser, which contains dual platform for treating lighter and darker skin. The laser’s ability to work on different complexions makes it possible for you to receive results tailored to your unique characteristics.
One of the biggest benefits of laser hair removal is its ability to leave your surrounding skin unharmed. The laser is excellent at removing hair and does not inflict any damage to the skin. The procedure is extremely precise and creates noticeable results.
What Areas Can You Treat?
Laser hair removal is effective in many treatment areas, but most patients will receive the procedure on their faces, legs, underarms, arms and bikini line. The laser technology can efficiently target several hair follicles at once, making the process convenient to receive.
Depending on the treatment area, your appointment could last a few minutes or several hours. Areas like the upper lip or underarms will require less time while areas with more hair, such as the back or legs, will require additional time. During your initial consultation, your laser hair removal technician will estimate how long your treatment will last and customize a treatment plan for you. She will also explain how many treatments will be necessary to accomplish your desired results.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?
Your laser hair removal technician can create a treatment plan that addresses your cosmetic concerns with unwanted body hair. By examining your current hair growth and discussing the concerns you have, you can learn more about the procedure and decide whether it’s the right treatment option for you.
They will also assess your skin and hair color to determine the effectiveness of laser hair removal and the number of treatments that you will require. Because every patient has unique characteristics, it’s important to structure a treatment plan around your needs and goals individually.
Before you arrive for your first appointment, your technician will instruct you not to shave for three days or tweeze/wax for six weeks. Allowing your hair to grow will give the follicle enough time to develop, which will make your laser treatment more effective. It’s also beneficial to limit the antibiotics you take and sun exposure before treatment.
Laser hair removal is beneficial if you are self-conscious about areas of hair growth on your body and are tired of traditional, non-permanent hair removal treatments. The procedure is known to boost confidence and save time and money, leaving you with confidently smooth, carefree skin.
If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal or find out whether the procedure is right for you, contact Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center & Miracle Spa at (904)208-2727 and schedule a consultation.