What You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal
The kids are heading back to school, and summer’s bronzing days are over. That means it’s time to consider Laser Hair Removal for permanently smooth, hair-free skin. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to say goodbye to tweezing, waxing, shaving, and ineffective depilatory creams? You know it would, but to help you make a decision, here are some facts you should know.
Laser Hair Removal is equally effective on men and women.
Eyebrows are the only area for which laser hair removal is off limits. Therefore, it can be used to treat excessive hair growth the areas of greatest concern for men and women alike. When it comes to the ladies, legs, arms, chin, upper lip and cheeks are the most popular treatment areas. Meanwhile, men choose this protocol to eliminate unsightly hair on back, chest, belly, buttocks and shoulders. However, gentlemen plagued by shaving rashes and ingrown beard hairs also favor this treatment.
Most skin tones and types can be treated.
In the past, laser hair removal was earmarked for individuals with fair skin and dark hair. However, today’s advances in technology and technique have made this treatment effective on a full range of skin tones and hair colorings.
The procedure is virtually pain-free.
Individuals squeamish about pain can relax. This is a very comfortable and stress-free procedure. In fact, any discomfort is on a par with snapping a rubber band against the skin. Most patients barely notice, and they love the results.
Permanent hair removal require a series of treatments.
Because hair grows in cycles, all hair follicles in a treatment area are not in the same active stage at any given time. Thus, it will take multiple treatments to disarm all the follicles. The number of treatments required will depend upon the density of the hair, as well as your skin tone and hair coloring. On average, that usually means 6 to 8 treatments at 4- to 6-week intervals.
There is no down time.
After your treatment, you’ll be ready to go back to work or play. However, you will have to avoid the sun and protect yourself with a wide-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen of SPF 30+. You must also refrain from waxing or tweezing treated areas. But you may shave in between sessions to remove any hair that hasn’t yet fallen out.