If you are bothered by needing to constantly shave, tweeze, or wax to remove unwanted hair, you are not alone. Millions of people have undergone safe laser hair removal to free up their time for activities that are more enjoyable. If you are considering undergoing any type of procedure, you will likely have a number of questions that you would like answered.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
We use a cosmetic laser to safely target hair follicles producing unwanted hairs. The melanin present in the hairs will absorb thermal energy from the laser and be destroyed by it. This prevents them from growing unwanted hairs in the treatment area. Patients who respond best to laser hair removal tend to be those with darker hair, since such hair has more melanin. Best results are obtained by those who undergo around seven laser hair removal sessions so that each hair happens to be in a growth phase at the time of treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Lasers help us remove unwanted hair from areas like your face, arms, underarms, legs, and bikini line. One of the main advantages and benefits of this type of treatment is the ability of the laser to precisely target only unwanted hair, while leaving surrounding skin tissue intact.
Another benefit of the procedure is its incredible speed. Each operation of the laser takes only a fraction of one second to transmit. The cosmetic laser can safely treat an area the size of a quarter every single second. Areas that are smaller like the upper lip can be effectively treated in under one minute, while larger areas can take up to one hour.
What Should I Expect during My Treatment?
Prior to your laser hair removal procedure, hair in the treatment area will be shaved down to just above the surface of your skin. Your technician will then adjust the laser equipment based upon the color, location, and thickness of hair in the treatment area.
Finally, your technician will transmit a light pulse into the treatment area and observe this area to ensure that the proper settings were used. After your procedure, you may be given anti-inflammatory lotions or creams, ice packs, or cold water. Your next treatment may be scheduled from four to six weeks later. You can receive laser treatments until hair stops growing in the treatment area.
If you would like to learn more about how a convenient laser hair removal procedure at Bentley Skincare & Wellness can help improve your appearance, feel free to reach out to our professionals at our office in Springfield, MO. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!