Laser hair removal is a technique that uses concentrated beams of light to remove unwanted body hair. Laser technology has been used for this purpose for more than two decades and is a safe and reliable method to achieve permanent hair removal. By delivering the light energy selectively to the base or root of the hair follicle, it can damage the follicle and keep it from regenerating hair. The end result is long-term or permanent reduction in the growth of new hairs by destroying the ability of your body to regenerate new hairs in that area. This is why it’s called “permanent” removal, even though you may still need occasional maintenance treatments over time.
Understanding Laser Hair Removal
There are several important factors to consider when thinking about laser hair removal. Some of the key factors include:
- The type of laser used for laser hair removal, including whether it is a long-pulsed or short-pulsed wavelength, and if it’s suitable for all skin types and colors.
- Your overall health history and current state of health, as well as any medications you may be taking (some medications can affect your response to treatment).
- How quickly you need to see results – for full results, you will require several treatment sessions over time. If you start now with laser treatment, you can enjoy hair-free legs by bikini season!
- Added benefits – does the practice offer other cosmetic treatments, such as wrinkle reduction, acne treatments, etc., in addition to laser hair removal? This can often help justify the cost of a higher-end laser treatment compared to other lower-cost alternatives.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The best way to determine whether laser hair removal would be an appropriate solution for you is to meet with a qualified cosmetic provider at Skintology MedSpa, who offers this service. She can evaluate your skin and hair type, as well as any other factors that may affect your outcome, and help you make the most informed decision about how to proceed. No matter how appealing the promise of permanent removal sounds, remember that this method is not always the right choice for everyone.
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