February 24, 2023 By A Younger You
There are many available methods for removing unwanted hair. But most of these techniques have to be done regularly to achieve a good result and can come with razor burn or toxic chemicals. Many people wish that they could find a method that produces longer-lasting results so they can get that time back in their week.
At A Younger You Medical Spa in Brookfield, WI, we offer laser hair removal which is a permanent hair removal method that can produce great results for people of many different skin types. With laser hair removal, you can have silky skin that doesn’t need regular waxing or shaving.
Laser hair removal devices use a focused beam of light to target certain pigments. This single wavelength of light can be customized depending on the color of your hair and the tone of your skin. When the melanin in your hair is targeted by the laser, the energy turns to heat energy which is absorbed by the hair follicle. This heat causes the hair follicle to become permanently damaged so that it no longer grows hair.
Laser treatments only target hair follicles that are actively growing hair. If the follicle is in a different stage of growth, it will need to be treated when it has reached the active state of growth. Because of this, multiple laser treatments need to be scheduled to target all of your hair follicles in the treatment area. You may need around 6 treatments spaced between 4 to 8 weeks apart.
This treatment is as close as you can get to a permanent hair removal treatment. However, patients should know that there is a chance that a small amount of hair may grow back. This is because hair follicles can be unpredictable. Dormant follicles can become active again because of hormonal changes or other factors. Some people schedule a maintenance appointment every few years to take care of stray hairs.
Laser hair removal is a gentle process that doesn’t damage the skin. However, you’ll feel a mild sensation on your skin during treatment. Many people describe this as feeling similar to a small rubber band being snapped on the skin. The intensity of the sensation can vary depending on the patient, but most people tolerate it very well.
Laser hair removal is a versatile treatment that can be used virtually anywhere you have brown or black unwanted hair. It is commonly used on the legs, arms, chest, swimsuit line, armpits, and face. Both men and women can benefit from this treatment.
One of the most notoriously difficult and painful locations for hair removal is the bikini area. Shaving can leave angry red bumps that hurt and are unattractive, and waxing is both painful and not very long-lasting. Bikini laser hair removal is a more comfortable treatment process than bikini waxes. It also comes with the benefit of providing permanently smooth results. If you want to always be ready for a day at the pool, you can invest in partial or full Brazilian laser hair removal.
Suitability for laser treatments depends on the platform being used and the color of your hair. Because the laser targets melanin, it can often be most effective on patients who have darker hair and lighter skin. Some devices can be customized to treat a wider variety of skin tones and hair colors. Very blonde hair, white hair, and gray hair are unfortunately not treatable using laser technology. To see whether laser hair removal is suitable for your situation, you will need to set up a consultation.
After your treatment, the hairs that were actively growing at the time of your treatment will begin falling out on their own. After 3 to 5 days, you may start seeing your laser hair removal results, but it can take up to a few weeks.
Laser treatments and IPL treatments use different types of technology. IPL offers a broad-spectrum light and is less targeted than laser treatments. While professional IPL treatments can be effective, many DIY IPL devices will not offer the same results as professional laser hair removal. Laser treatments are targeted and customizable and because they are done in a professional setting, there is much less risk of damage to the skin or hyperpigmentation.
If you have never had laser hair removal before, you may not know what to expect. You’ll want to prepare for your treatment by making a consultation first. That way, we can make sure you are a good candidate. On the day of your appointment, you’ll want to shave the area to prepare for treatment. Make sure not to wax as having hair in the follicle is essential for effective treatment.
If you are tired of constantly having to shave or wax and you want a more permanent solution, talk to us about our laser hair removal services in Brookfield, WI. At A Younger You Medical Spa, these fast and non-invasive services can help you feel great and save you time every week. Call us today or fill out a form on our website to get in touch with us.
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