Unwanted hair is beyond annoying. It is irritating, embarrassing, and at times, even infuriating! If you struggle with keeping your hairs under control, chances are you’ve thought about laser hair removal. At Bentley Skincare & Wellness in Springfield, MO, we can give you all kinds of information about this treatment, including an answer to the big question: is it permanent?
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
The problem with most forms of hair removal is that the hair keeps coming back relentlessly. You shave, and the next day you have itchy, unwanted stubble. You get waxed, and within a few weeks you need to repeat the painful process. Are laser hair treatments a permanent solution?
Yes…With Some Touch-Ups
Compared to waxing and shaving, laser hair treatments are the most lasting approach. They will have a permanent effect on your hair follicles, forever ending the cycle of constant hair regrowth and removal. They will not eliminate the hairs from growing back 100%, but the ones that do pop out on occasion will be negligible. Most people only need one or two touch-up appointments after their initial series of sessions to achieve the results they want.
All About the Process
Ever wish you had a magic wand that could just make your hair disappear? Well, as it turns out, the high-tech medical-grade lasers used for this treatment aren’t far off! Here is everything you need to know about how the process works, and why it is such an effective solution for the problem of unwanted hair.
A Quick Overview
Before you begin, you will put on protective eyewear and possibly have a numbing agent applied. During this process, you will have light applied to the area that you want treated. The heat from the light is absorbed by the unwanted hairs and channeled into the follicles. As a result, they die off, and the hair falls out.
Why It Works
This method of hair removal is extremely effective because it damages the hair follicles, which are the source of hair regrowth. After being treated, they are unable to produce hair. The dark pigment in the hair is what attracts the light from the laser, which is what makes this process safe. The light is only attracted to dark pigment, not the skin around it.
Where It Works
Wherever you have unwanted hair, lasers offer a solution. This treatment is effective on almost any area of the body and face. Only eyelids are off-limits. We offer sessions and special pricing packages for the following areas:
How Many Sessions It Takes To Work
The number of sessions you will need can depend on your body, but most people are done within 4 to 6 appointments. Why do you need multiple sessions? The answer is that laser hair treatments can only affect hairs that are in the active growth phase. Your hair grows in cycles, and to achieve hairless skin all the time, it is important to treat each group of hairs as they pop up.
How Sessions Are Spaced Out
After your first session, your skin will appear hairless. After about 4-6 weeks, you will see the next group of hairs appear, at which point we will do another session. Each individual appointment takes care of 10-30% of the hairs, so, within just a few treatments you will be done for good!
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Getting skin that stays smooth all the time is one thing you’ll never regret! It takes a huge amount of hassle and inconvenience out of your busy schedule and it lets you enjoy everlasting results. And, considering the amount of irritation caused by shaving and waxing, your skin will thank you for it. Here are some of the top benefits to consider:
It Gets Rid of Unwanted Hair
This, really, is the point. It seems obvious, but considering how difficult stubborn hairs can be to remove, we thought it was worth saying: this treatment lets you finally get rid of your unwanted hairs for good, and you will have the smooth skin you’ve always wanted.
No More Shaving
Almost everyone has tried shaving to rid themselves of hairs in places where they would rather have none. Whether you shave your legs for a pair of shorts or your bikini area for a bathing suit or any other area just because, you know that the process isn’t fun. The razors can cut your skin, the cream is messy, and you might even have an allergic reaction to some of the ingredients.
Fortunately, you can say goodbye to the days of shaving. After this treatment, you will never need to pick up a razor again. (Plus, have you noticed how expensive good quality razors have gotten lately?)
No More Waxing
Waxing really is one of the most painful things people do for their appearance. While some people consider it a noble ordeal, most of us would rather just get rid of their hair in a way that is less painful and doesn’t need to be repeated every few weeks. If that sounds like you, hair removal treatments are a great choice!
It’s Better for Your Skin
Slicing and dicing up hairs can take a toll on your skin. If you have ever had razor burn, you know the struggle is real. Waxing, which is really just a way to rip the hairs out by the follicle, can be dangerous if the wax is too hot or the person administering it is inexperienced. If these practices sound a little extreme to you, fear not! Laser hair treatments offer a much gentler and more effective approach.
It’s a Time Saver
Think about all the time you would spend over the course of your life if you never got rid of your unwanted hair for good? There’s time in the shower, time booking waxing appointments, time driving to those appointments, etc. There’s even time shopping for razors and shaving cream. With laser hair treatments, you just go to your initial series, plus one or two each year for touch-ups, and that’s it!
It Makes Planning Your Clothes Less of a Headache
Have you ever planned the perfect outfit on vacation, only to find that you forgot to shave minutes before you need to leave the hotel? After this treatment, you will never be in that situation again. Your skin will be smooth and ready for any attire or occasion. You will be free to choose your clothes with confidence.
You Can Shave Before Your Appointment
That’s right! Even though not shaving is the ultimate goal, most people don’t want to walk around with unwanted hair showing in between sessions. Fortunately, it is perfectly ok to shave before you come in. The lasers will still be attracted to the dark pigment in the hair that is below the surface of your skin. Waxing, on the other hand, is something you should avoid because it removes the hair completely.
By contrast, when you book a waxing appointment, you need to let the hairs grow out before they are removed. For most of us, that means planning your outfits accordingly and enduring other inconveniences.
It Is a Good Value
When you add up the costs of a lifetime of shaving, laser hair removal is pretty comparable and much more effective. Plus, it is much more cost-effective than a lifetime of appointments at the waxing salon. When you experience the results yourself, you’ll know they were worth it.
Let Us Introduce Ourselves!
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair treatments, we would love to meet you and have a one-on-one chat about your options. Please feel free to schedule a free consultation with us. It’s a great chance to tell us about the look you want to achieve and ask any questions you still have. Just give us a call at 417-881-7546, and we will set you up with one of our experts.
Laser Hair Removal Is Here for You
People have been trying to solve the problem of unwanted hair for thousands of years. Now, we finally have a method that is effective, safe, and everlasting: laser hair removal. After this treatment, you will love your smooth skin and the fact that your hairs don’t need to be shaved or waxed ever again. Contact us today at Bentley Skincare & Wellness in Springfield, MO.