How often do you shave? Is it every day? Every other day? Maybe it’s only a couple of times per week?
Shaving, waxing, and plucking are time-consuming and often provide not-so-great results. Many men and women complain about ingrown hairs, irritation, visible roots, and skin sensitivities.
Although the razors, wax strips, and creams may not seem like a huge investment up front, the costs can add up over the course of a few years.
Fortunately, there’s a better way to deal with unwanted hair. Below, we asked our experts at Laser Bar and Spa to explain how laser therapy works and what benefits it offers.
Understanding laser therapy for removing unwanted hair
Lasers remove hair by targeting the melanin in the hair. For best results, you’ll be asked to shave the hair before the treatment, so the laser only targets the pigment in the hair root.
Laser treatments don’t cause permanent hair loss, but they can inhibit hair growth for months at a time. To maintain your results, you may need to repeat the procedure once or twice per year.
Although the results aren’t permanent, they can last for a long time and remove the need for other hair removal methods. With laser hair removal, you won’t have to worry about ingrown hairs anymore or razor burn in sensitive areas. Our experts offer laser hair removal on the face, back, chest, underarms, and bikini line, as well as Brazilian hair removals.
Preparing for your laser hair removal appointment
Shave the area that will be treated, but don’t wax or pluck the hairs, as the roots still need to be in place for the laser therapy to work. In addition, you’ll be asked to skip the tanning beds, sunbathing, and creams containing vitamin A.
What to expect from a laser hair removal treatment
Laser hair removal can cause some discomfort. You may feel some mild pinching of the skin and heat.
However, the pain levels aren’t nearly as high as those associated with waxing. For sensitive areas, our specialists can provide a topical numbing agent to increase your comfort. Any moles or skin tags will be covered during the treatment, so you won’t experience any adverse effects.
After the treatments, you may notice some redness on the skin, but no pain. You may also need to avoid sun exposure and wear a cream with SPF, as laser therapy makes your skin more sensitive to sun rays.
Learn more about laser hair removal
In just a few sessions, you can get the baby-smooth skin you’ve always dreamed of having, and you won’t have to worry about skin sensitivities or other skin problems that occur as a result of traditional hair removal methods.
Contact us to schedule an appointment, and find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal.