Traditional hair removal treatments such as plucking, waxing, or shaving can be inconvenient, time-consuming, and can cost a fortune over time. Besides this, they also increase the risk of ingrown hair, bumps, nicks, cuts, and discoloration of the skin.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective, convenient, and permanent hair removal/reduction treatment, laser hair removal can be just the right option for you.
Here’s everything you need to know about it.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal uses calibrated, controlled, and focused light energy to permanently destroy the hair follicles and reduce hair growth in the treated area.
It can be performed on your face, arms, legs, back, and underarms.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
To understand how laser hair removal works, let’s start off with the basics.
Your body naturally produces a pigment called melanin, which is responsible for the color of your skin as well as your hair. Melanin is also found near the roots of your hair or hair follicles.
During the laser treatment, a calibrated laser light targets and heats up the melanin present in your hair follicles, thus damaging or destroying them permanently.
Once you’ve completed a series of laser treatments, you can see up to 70% hair reduction in the treated area and regrowth is usually thinner, weaker, and tends to fall out rather easily.
Do’s And Don’ts For Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment that requires no extensive preparation or downtime. Here are some do’s and don’ts to get optimal results safely.
- DO choose a well-trained and highly skilled medical professional to perform the treatment.
- DO avoid direct sun exposure and tanning your skin at least one month before, during, and a few weeks after your laser treatment sessions to avoid any side effects.
- Do shave the area of concern a day before your appointment so that the laser can directly target the hair follicles.
- DON’T wax or pluck out your hair for at least 2 weeks before the treatment.
- DON’T apply skincare products with potent active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, retinol, or AHAs and BHAs at least a few days before the treatment.
How Many Sessions Does It Take To Achieve Desired Results?
Laser hair removal works by destroying and damaging hair follicles in their growth phase and they generally require 6 to 8 treatment sessions each spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart to produce optimal results.
At LUXE Medical Aesthetics, we use Clarity II for permanent hair reduction which can require anywhere between 4 to 8 treatment sessions depending on the color, type, and density of your hair as well as your skin tone.
Is Laser Treatment A Permanent Hair Removal Solution?
Laser hair removal treatments such as Clarity II can reduce 70% of the hair growth in the treated area for a long term. However, completing a series of treatment sessions, as well as an annual followup treatment is required to keep your skin hair free and smooth and also to prevent future hair growth.
When performed by a highly trained medical professional, laser treatments can help you keep your skin beautiful and hair free, all while saving you from the inconvenience of spending a lot of time and money on traditional hair removal treatments.
At LUXE Medical Aesthetics, Katy, TX, each laser treatment is performed by our well-trained medical aestheticians and certified laser technicians, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.
Book an initial consultation now to know more about your options and to get a customized laser treatment plan today.