Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that not only helps achieve long-lasting hair reduction, but it also offers a range of additional benefits for your skin, including exfoliation!
In this blog, the providers at Laser Bar and Spa, located in Midtown Manhattan’s Herald Square in New York City, explore the exfoliating benefits of laser hair removal and how it can contribute to smoother, more radiant skin.
Removal of dead skin cells
During the laser hair removal process, the laser targets your hair follicles, effectively destroying them to rid the treated areas of unwanted hair. However, the laser energy also stimulates your skin cells, promoting the shedding of dead skin cells.
As a result, laser hair removal provides an exfoliating effect, helping to remove the layer of dead skin cells that can make your skin appear dull and rough. By eliminating these dead cells, laser hair removal can reveal a fresh and rejuvenated skin surface.
Smoother and softer skin texture
Regular shaving or waxing can sometimes lead to rough skin texture and the dreaded stubble. Laser hair removal offers a long-term solution to this problem.
As the hair follicles are treated and hair growth is reduced, you can enjoy smoother and softer skin without the need for frequent hair removal methods. The exfoliating properties of laser hair removal can contribute to a refined skin texture, leaving you with a silky and touchable surface.
No more bumps
Ingrown hairs occur when hair starts to grow back after shaving, and the hair curves back down. Dead skin and bacteria can also get trapped, leading to a pus-filled bump.
By destroying the targeted hair follicles, removing the dead skin cells, and stimulating cell turnover, laser hair removal can help diminish painful ingrown hairs and reveal a more even skin tone and a radiant complexion.
Getting started with laser hair removal
While laser hair removal is appropriate for most people, it’s not suitable for everyone. So before we recommend treatment, we’ll give you a thorough evaluation and discuss any potential risks based on your circumstances.
If we believe you’re a candidate, we’ll discuss how many treatments you’ll need. Most patients need 6-12 sessions, and some need maintenance treatments after that. The number of sessions you will need will depend on your hair type, density, and skin color.
At Laser Bar and Spa, we use the Cynosure® Elite+ laser to remove unwanted body hair, which has helped countless patients achieve smooth, hair-free skin. And as part of treatment, we’ll also give you personalized skin-care advice tailored to your specific skin type and needs.
If you're looking for a hair removal method that not only reduces unwanted hair but also enhances the overall quality of your skin, laser hair removal may be the option you’re looking for. To learn more, contact Laser Bar and Spa to schedule an appointment today.