How to Get Rid of Unwanted Arm Hair

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Arm Hair

Full, thick hair is glorious on your head, something you want people to notice. But when it comes to your arms, not so much. 

Our specialists at Laser Bar and Spa know that arm hair is something you don’t want people to notice about you, especially if it’s thick and dark. Whether you want to remove the hair on your forearms or underarms (or both!), we’ve got you covered. 

The problem with arm hair removal 

There are plenty of options when it comes to removing arm hair, but most of them have less-than-pleasant drawbacks — mostly because your arms are so visible. Shaving can lead to embarrassing stubble and ingrown hairs. And not only is stubble visible, but it also doesn’t allow for smooth arms. 

At-home and professional bleaching can make dark hair less visible, but it won’t create that hair-free smooth sensation. Waxing your arm hair does create smooth arms right after your session, but in the following weeks, you’re stuck with stubble and regrowth before your next waxing session.

Enter laser hair removal. Laser treatments can remove unwanted arm hair without:

In other words, laser hair removal treatments can do what other hair removal treatments can’t do. 

Making the most out of laser hair removal sessions

Laser procedures for arm hair removal are customized based on the color and thickness of your hair. For example, if you have darker or thicker arm hair, you might need more sessions to get maximum results.

Here at Laser Bar and Spa, we use Cynosure Elite+™ — the latest in laser technology. When the laser energy heats up your hair follicle, it inactivates the follicle, preventing future growth. 

Because the laser energy only affects follicles while they’re in their growth stage, we strategically schedule your sessions to ensure that we treat all hair follicles on your arm or underarm during a growth phase. 

To prepare your arms for laser hair removal, keep these tips in mind during the 2-3 weeks prior to each appointment:

When you arrive for your arm hair removal consultation, be sure to bring a list of any supplements or medications you take. Our team provides additional guidance if any of your supplements could affect laser hair treatment.

Getting ready for your big day

Make the most out of your session by shaving the treatment area up to 24 hours before your session. Believe it or not, shaving on the day of laser hair removal yields better results because the laser can better detect the hair follicle without the potential for singeing the hair shaft. 

We know shaving your arms isn’t ideal as an everyday solution, but it does contribute to a better experience during your laser session. Use a fresh razor, and skip all in-shower lotions, body lotion, and perfume.

If you’re ready for beautifully bare arms, visit our boutique spa in Midtown Manhattan’s Herald Square in New York City. To get started with arm hair removal, contact us to schedule a consultation today.

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