For millions of people everyday, hair removal is a time consuming and annoying daily ritual. Not only is the constant chore of tweezing, shaving and waxing to remove unwanted hair painful and short term, these services quickly become expensive from the need to constantly retreat. It’s time for a change! Why not consider laser hair removal and be rid of that pesky hair for the long haul?
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the most common methods of getting rid of unsightly and unwanted body hair. The popularity of laser hair removal stems from its effectiveness, efficiency, and convenience. Laser hair treatments can be performed virtually anywhere on the body, providing longer lasting results.
One of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the world, laser hair treatments involve beaming highly concentrated light directly into the hair follicles. The pigment in these hair follicles absorb the laser light, destroying the hair in that specific area from the root. The laser selects its target based on size. Large hair follicles are heated while small skin cells remain cool and untouched.
The Top Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
So why should you choose laser hair removal over other techniques?
- Fast and efficient: Laser hair removal treatments are fast. For example, it takes as little as 20 minutes to perform a treatment on the Brazilian and underarm areas. However, exact treatment times depend on your specific treatment plan.
- Save money: Through the long-term results of laser hair removal, you won’t have to buy an endless supply of costly shaving cream, razors, and hydrating creams. Not to mention, you will no longer need to pay for those expensive waxing appointments. In fact, the price of laser hair removal has decreased while the price of waxing and threading have increased in recent years.
- Prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs: Laser hair removal is by far the best method for long lasting results to prevent and eradicate ingrown hairs. It is also great for those individuals who experience skin irritation from shaving and waxing.
- Save time: Think of how much time you spend shaving, tweezing and driving to and from your waxing appointments. Laser hair removal gets rid of the need to shave and tweeze daily.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
Before receiving laser hair treatment, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician conducting your procedure. Two weeks before your appointment, we recommend you do not wax or pluck your hair, as these procedures pull out the hair follicles. During this time, you may cut or shave your hair. You should also avoid unprotected sun exposure or tanning beds before your laser hair removal session. However, our advanced laser hair removal techniques allow the Aestheticon staff to provide effective treatments for tanned skin.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
Just before your treatment, your hair will be shaved to meet the optimal length for treatment (a few millimeters above the skin surface). The laser device will be adjusted according to the thickness, color, and location of the hair being treated (as well as skin color).
You will be required to wear protective eyewear, which will cover your eyes during your treatment. Your technician will also protect the outer layers of your skin with cooling equipment or a cold gel to help the laser light penetrate your skin and minimize any discomfort or sensitivity.
Next, the technician will transmit a beam of light to the desired area of skin, watching the area for a few minutes to ensure optimal results. With each laser shot you may feel a needle-like pricking. One single laser treatment will target the growing hair causing it to fall out within the next few weeks. With each sequential laser hair removal treatment, less hair will grow and hair thickness and color intensity will decrease. Please be advised that the duration of your session depends on a diverse set of factors, including: skin color, hair color, body location and the density of hair.
What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal
You can return to your normal activities right after your laser hair removal session. When the laser hair removal treatment is finished, the treated area may feel hot. You may be given ice packs and anti-inflammatory lotions to ease any discomfort. This sensation can last up to two days and is common. Be sure to avoid unprotected sun exposure or apply a strong sunscreen before going out into the direct sunlight.
What’s the bottom line?
Say goodbye to those time-consuming hair removal rituals and say hello to the stress-free and long lasting results of laser hair removal. Contact the Aestheticon team today to learn about how we can rid your body of undesired hair.