Answers to Your Laser Hair Removal Questions

Answers to Your Laser Hair Removal Questions Photo

Any time you take steps to improve your skin, it’s important to ensure you do so safely. Everyone experiences hair growth in different places of their bodies. Some people accept the fact they will have to shave it or wax it periodically, but other people look for the best hair removal option that yields more permanent results. That’s where laser hair removal enters the picture.

Laser hair removal is one of the safest and most effective treatment options for removing hair from your body if treatments are administered by a professional. The FDA recommends clients discuss their options with a medical professional, as the equipment, lasers and the practice of removing hair professionally are all regulated. If you’re considering laser hair removal for any area of your body, here are some answers to questions you may have.

Who Qualifies For Laser Hair Removal?

Most people qualify for laser hair removal. The Quanta Pronto Diode laser is approved by the FDA to be used on all skin types and can be used year-round. However, it won’t be as effective on people with lighter-colored hair since it doesn’t contain much melanin, which is what the laser targets.

People are not good candidates for laser hair removal if they have a history of skin diseases or conditions, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have sunburn or received a spray tan in the weeks leading up to their treatment, have autoimmune concerns and other concerns. It’s important to be transparent with your medical professional about your medical history for the safest and most effective experience.

Can Any Area Of The Body Be Treated?

Due to the precise nature of laser technology, any area of the body can be treated. The most common areas people get treated are the legs, chest, back, neck, face and bikini area. While it’s possible to get your entire body treated in one session, most people choose to do multiple treatments that cover specific parts so any discomfort felt afterward is limited to certain areas of the body.

How Does The Laser Hair Removal Process Work?

The best hair removal process works by sending a laser beam through the skin and targeting individual hair follicles. The pigment in the follicle absorbs the laser beam and permanently damages it. Once the follicle is permanently damaged, it will not grow again, but the catch is the hair must be actively growing for maximum effectiveness. Since the laser hair removal process is very detailed, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends only working with a medical doctor who is trained in using lasers and is knowledgeable about the skin. When you work with a medical professional, a single treatment could take a matter of a few seconds for a small area or several minutes for larger areas like the back.

Will One Treatment Remove All Of My Hair?

Multiple treatments are required for permanent laser hair removal. Your hair grows in different stages and it must be actively growing for the treatment to be effective. So the main reason why multiple treatments are needed is that hair does not grow at the same rate. Some of your hair may be actively growing, while others could have stopped growing. Your medical professional can provide you with an estimate on how many treatments will be needed, but this could be flexible as it’s difficult to predict exactly when the hair growth is at the perfect stage.

How Should I Prepare For My Appointment?

Preparation is the key for ideal results following the best hair removal treatment. Your hair needs to be a certain length, roughly 1-2mm long, so be sure to shave your hair in advance to achieve this length. Don’t get a waxing treatment or pluck your hair for up to six weeks before your appointment. The reason is because you want the maximum amount of melanin in every hair follicle, and plucking or waxing can remove it. Also, avoid excessive sun exposure as much as possible to prevent skin sensitivity.

What Can I Expect After Getting Treated?

The most important thing to do after your laser hair removal treatment is to follow the recommendations provided by your medical professional. You may experience some redness, skin sensitivity and itching, so avoiding hot showers, saunas, tanning creams and other cosmetics is ideal. Some scabbing may occur as well, but avoid the temptation of picking or scratching as them. Your skin may be sensitive for several days afterward, but serious side effects that require medical attention are rare.

Does Laser Hair Removal Yield Permanent Results?

Clinical studies have shown that laser hair removal delivers results that are 90% effective at permanent hair reduction. However, as indicated previously, multiple treatments are likely required to achieve these results. You may notice significant changes in the thickness of your hair after the first treatment, then the following treatments could only show subtle changes since fewer hairs are being targeted. After multiple treatments across several months, clients can enjoy nearly permanent hair removal.

How Affordable Are Treatments?

When you talk about affordable laser hair removal, you have to consider the area being treated. Smaller areas like the underarms or bikini may cost up to $350 per treatment. While larger areas like the legs or back could cost up to $800 per treatment. The precise nature of the particular treatment can impact the cost also. Since the face and neck require a high level of precision, those areas may cost the same amount as the neck and back.

Skin Deep Laser Services offers affordable laser hair removal treatments without sacrificing quality. We pride ourselves on providing the top-of-the-line equipment and processes to our clients and all of our professionals are highly trained and qualified. Every client has different skin and may have various needs, so we start by asking you some questions before recommending a specific procedure. While laser hair removal is safe for most people, we never assume anything and prioritize your safety. Start the process today by contacting us to schedule a free consultation and find out if laser hair removal is right for you.

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