Laser hair removal is a popular treatment that seems to only be getting more popular with time. When a person hears about all of the benefits that this treatment offers, including long-term hair reduction, they are enticed by it. When they hear how safe the treatment is, how quickly it can be performed, and how nice the end results can be, many opt to throw their razors, waxing kits, or hair removal creams in the trash and prefer to have this treatment to keep their skin soft and smooth.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is that it is safe. You can have this treatment performed and not worry about serious long-term side effects. Some people might be a little apprehensive to have this treatment because of stories they have heard about using lasers to remove hair in the past. However, like many other aspects of medical technology, the lasers and techniques used in this treatment have advanced drastically over the past few years. The inconvenience, discomfort, and negative reactions that people had decades ago are gone or minimized. This is a safe and effective treatment that can help you enjoy long-term hair reduction and maybe even permanent hair reduction.
A second benefit of laser hair removal treatment is that it is cost-effective. Sure, the initial cost of having the treatment done is still a factor. However, when you look at the price of this treatment and compare it to the price that you have to pay if you are going to use waxes, razors, depilatory creams, or other forms of manual hair removal over the years, you see that over the long run, this is actually cheaper.
A third benefit is that ingrown hairs and rashes become things of the past. For a lot of people, ingrown hairs become infected. Once an ingrown hair becomes infected, it becomes so bad that the individual would have been better off if they simply had opted to let their hair grow. In addition to being unattractive, ingrown hairs are painful. Trying to remove ingrown hairs is very time-consuming and tedious.
A fourth benefit of this treatment is that you can shave in the days leading up to treatment and still get amazing results. A lot of people have a misconception about how this treatment works. They think that a laser is burning the hair off of their skin. This is not how it works at all.
Yet another benefit of this treatment is precision. Anyone who has used a razor or waxing to get rid of hair knows that these are not precise forms of treatment. All it takes is the slip of a hand for a person to have a lopsided mustache or to remove more hair than they want. When laser energy is used to remove unwanted hair, it pinpoints individual hair follicles. The precision of the treatment means additional benefits for you.
Another benefit of laser hair removal treatment is that it is fast. The length of time you will need for each treatment is going to vary depending on the amount of hair you want to remove and other factors. However, in general, it is designed to be fast.
An additional benefit of this treatment is that it is effective. You could experience permanent hair reduction in the areas that are being treated. When you look at these benefits, it’s clear to see why laser hair removal has become so popular. Once the treatments are done, a person is able to have more time to focus on the things they want to do.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
During this treatment, the hair follicle is destroyed, but the skin stays completely untouched. When the hair follicle is destroyed, it doesn’t produce hairs. When there is no hair, there are no ingrown hairs.
During the laser hair removal treatment, which is performed in the comfort of our office, a concentrated beam of light is aimed at the hair follicles. The pigmentation of the hair absorbs the energy of the laser, and this creates heat. The heat damages the hair follicle to the point where there is no future regrowth for many months or years. There are a number of factors that come into play in determining how long a person can go without their hair regrowing. In some instances, the treatment can be permanent. It all depends on the unique case.
It is important to remember that your hair grows in cycles. This is why you are not going to be able to have just one treatment and walk away with the results you desire. Only the hairs that are actively growing when you have your treatment done are going to be affected by the laser. You are going to have to come back again to get a follow-up treatment when your other groups of hair are in their growth cycle.
There are a number of factors that will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment. The ideal candidate is going to be someone who has some contrast between their skin and hair tones. That being said, there are a variety of lasers and techniques that work on individuals in various situations. The best way to determine your candidacy for the treatment is to come in for a consultation.
This treatment can be used if you have a large area to treat, like your legs or your back. It can also be used on smaller areas, like your upper lip, your chin, or your bikini area. The treatment works best on those who are able to undergo all of the treatment sessions.
Talk to the Experts
We warmly invite you to get in touch with us at A Younger You Medical Spa. Let us show you how this treatment could help you make your unwanted hair a thing of the past. We have offices located in Burlington and Brookfield. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!