Laser hair removal is so effective because it stops hair growth in its tracks. It takes months for the follicle to recover, if at all. After a series of quick treatment sessions, your skin may be as smooth as silk and stay that way for quite a long time. It is important to note that results vary, however. But just imagine, no more shaving, waxing or plucking. You can head to the pool at a moment’s notice confident that your bikini line is clear.
How Does It Work?
The laser is focused on the hair follicle, and the pigment in the follicle absorbs the laser light as heat. This destroys the follicle so that it can no longer grow hair. Some follicles are destroyed permanently and some recover after some time. It all depends on the unique situation. The ones that recover may grow thin, pale hair again. This is why it is not a permanent hair removal solution, but it can permanently reduce unwanted body hair.
Hair grows in stages called cycles. Only when the hair follicle is fully developed in the growth stage is laser hair removal effective. At any given time, you will have hair in all three stages. This is the reason you need more than one treatment session. We recommend that you begin your laser hair removal treatments as soon as possible so that your treatments will be completed sooner rather than later.
What to Expect
Laser hair removal requires pigment in order to be effective. When you have a consultation with our specialist, your unwanted body hair will be examined and a course of treatment recommended. We will ask you if you take any prescription, over-the-counter or herbal medications, including dietary supplements. If you are taking antibiotics or any medication that causes your skin to be sensitive to the sun, you need to let us know so that we can arrange for the proper way for you to have laser hair removal.
The procedure is quick, and even the largest areas such as the back, chest and legs oftentimes take less than an hour. Smaller areas such as the upper lip and chin typically take just minutes. Laser hair removal is suitable for just about anywhere on your body, except around the eyes.
If you visit Lux: A Medical Spa and take advantage of laser hair removal, you may be finished with expensive salon waxing or messy waxing at home, and you may even be able to throw away your razor. Contact us today to book a consultation in Bluffton and learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!