If you regularly shave to get rid of unwanted hair, you probably cannot imagine throwing away your razor. That’s alright, you can keep it; but if you get laser hair removal, you will most likely never use it again. Laser hair removal significantly reduces the hair in the treatment area, and any that happens to grow back will be weak and pale. You can keep the hair away for months at a time and in some cases for a year. What a change from shaving every day to get smooth skin! You can forget about razor burn, ingrown hairs and cuts. Touch-up treatments may be necessary, but this depends on your unique situation.
Laser hair removal works on almost any part of the body. The most popular places where women have the procedure are the face, bikini line, underarms, legs and arms. Men usually have laser hair removal on their back, chest and abdomen. The laser light is very precise and can target one hair or a section of hair. The laser is a highly concentrated light that turns to heat when it touches the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the heat and is destroyed. It can no longer grow hair.
Hair grows in cycles, and the laser only affects the hair that is in the growth cycle. This is why you will need multiple treatments to get the desired results. You can learn more about how many treatments you may require when you have a consultation with our specialist.
If laser hair removal is right for you, there are some things you need to do before the treatment to prepare. First, you should not pluck, wax or have electrolysis for at least six weeks before the treatment. These hair removal techniques also remove the follicle, which is needed for the laser to work. However, you can shave because shaving doesn’t affect the follicle. It is also recommended to keep the area to be treated out of direct sunlight for a set amount of time before treatment because tanning can make the treatment less effective.
After the treatment, the treated area may look and feel as if you have sunburn. You can treat this with cold compresses and a moisturizer. If you had hair removed from your face, you can likely use makeup the very next day.
Located in Oklahoma City, Longevity proudly offers laser hair removal treatments for patients looking to remove or reduce unwanted body hair. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more.