7 Things To Know About Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted facial or body hair can make any of us uncomfortable — especially if it shows up in unexpected places.
Even when it does show up in expected places — removing it is, well, a hassle. The result of shaving last a couple days (that is, if you’re lucky enough not to have thick or fast-growing hair). And waxing? It can be painful and require that awkward “growing out” phase between treatments.
But laser hair removal is an easy — and semi-permanent way — to get rid of unwanted facial and body hair. With laser hair removal you can feel more confident. And you’ll also be ready to hit the pool at the drop of a hat!
Here are 7 things to know about laser hair removal:
1. Most people are good candidates for laser hair removal
Who’s a candidate for laser hair removal? Pretty much anyone!
There was a time when only patients with fair skin and dark hair saw effective results. But with recent technological advances — this is no longer the case. At The Esthetics Center, we have lasers that deliver great results, regardless of skin tone or hair color.
So if you’re a man or a woman looking to permanently remove facial or body hair — you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal.
2. It’s a straightforward process
Just how does a laser get rid of hair? It’s pretty simple:
The light from the laser converts to heat when it penetrates the skin.
Your hair follicles absorb this heat.
This, in turn, damages hair follicles and inhibits growth.
3. It probably won’t hurt as much as you think
If you’ve ever been waxed — you know how painful hair removal treatments can be. Well, we’ve got good news: most people find laser hair removal to be a much less painful process than waxing.
Plus, we provide something called a “Zimmer Chiller”. Yes, it sounds a bit sci-fi, and in a way, it is! The Zimmer Chiller is a handy machine that provides a soothing stream of cold air to the “hot” area being treated.
4. You can remove hair virtually anywhere
Some of the most popular places to remove hair are:
5. It’s a quick procedure
Most sessions only last about 20 minutes to an hour. So you can do it over your lunch or even leave work early to get it done!
6. You’ll need a series of sessions to achieve permanent results
Even after one treatment, you’ll notice less hair growth overall, and any hair that does grow in will likely be much thinner.
But keep in mind — your hair grows in cycles, so not every hair will be targeted in each session. For this reason, it takes multiple treatments to eliminate all hair. Each treatment is spaced out four to six weeks, and your esthetician can talk to you about the recommended number of treatments you’ll need to get you to your hair removal goals.
7. Recovery is minimal
You won’t have any down time from daily activities after a session, but you will experience skin redness and sensitivity after each treatment.
Kiss stubble good-bye
You don’t have to be made uncomfortable by unwanted facial and body hair. And you don’t have to go through the inconvenience of frequent shaving (or the pain and expense of waxing!)