Laser hair removal is considered one of the safest and most effective ways to permanently remove unwanted hair. It’s also one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. If you are considering this procedure, here are some of the common questions about this hair removal method.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
It’s a process that works by delivering highly concentrated light waves into hair follicles. As the light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle (melanin), it destroys the hair and the attached root. This is what prevents future growth. Because the hair absorbs the energy from the laser, the skin is not affected.
What Areas can be Safely and Effectively Targeted?
Larger areas of skin tend to respond best to laser hair removal. The most common areas targeted include the bikini area, legs, thighs, chin, buttocks, and abdominal area. Additionally, the upper lips, neck, arms, and chin can be targeted with laser treatment. Underarm areas and the back can usually be treated as well.
How Many Treatments are Necessary?
Most patients achieve the desired results after a small series of treatments. These treatments are usually performed over a number of weeks. The reason for this spacing is because hair grows in cycles. The specific hair cycle that applies to your treatment schedule will depend on factors such as what area is being targeted and how long or thick the hair is.
How Long Does Each Session Take?
Treatment time can vary from ten minutes to an hour depending on the area or areas being treated. Prepare for your sessions by:
- Minimizing sun exposure
- Not plucking or waxing for about 6 weeks before treatment
- Waiting until a tan wears off in the area to be treated
Get In Touch with Us to Learn More
The best way to know if you could achieve your desired hair removal goals with laser hair removal is to reach out and make an appointment with DermaNuva Skin and Health Care. At our convenient location in Olds, our friendly and knowledgeable team of professionals will be happy to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!