Laser Hair Removal

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Laser Hair Removal

What is laser hair removal?
Is there a reason you’re still dealing with the hassles of waxing, plucking, and shaving unwanted hair on your body? After all, laser hair removal can effectively get rid of unwanted hair permanently. The laser beam targets the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, which damages the follicle enough to retard future hair growth. For some patients, the hair is removed permanently, for others hair doesn’t regrow for years.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular treatments at Ageless Medical Spa. It effectively removes unwanted hair from the legs, arms, underarms, face, bikini line, and other areas of the body. The laser precisely targets dark, coarse hair, leaving the neighboring skin unharmed. Treatment is fast; hairs in a particular area can be treated in only a fraction of a second. The treatment creates permanent hair reduction after three to five sessions.

How will I prepare for my laser hair removal appointment?
Before undergoing the procedure, you will need to avoid waxing, plucking, and electrolysis for about six weeks prior to your appointment. Hair roots, which are the primary targets of laser beams during treatment, are temporarily removed with these hair removal methods. It is also important to avoid sun exposure six weeks prior to and after treatment, as it makes the procedure less effective and puts you at risk for complications. It is important to shave the area within 24 hrs of your appointment. If you forget to shave and the hair growth is too long, your appointment will be rescheduled.

What happens during my laser hair removal treatment?
Our aesthetician will then adjust the settings on the laser equipment based on your skin type, color, and the location and thickness of your hair. Eye protection is provided.

A topical cold gel will be applied or a special cooling device will be used to help the laser beam penetrate deep into the skin. Once your skin is prepped, the laser technician will deliver a pulse of light into the treatment site and monitor your skin for any unusual reactions. The treatment will then proceed until the entire site is treated.

What can I expect after my laser hair removal session?
Once the procedure is completed, ice packs and anti-inflammatory creams will be applied to alleviate any discomfort. For a day or two, you may feel as if your skin is sunburned. The sunburned feeling can be eased by applying moisturizers and cool compresses. If the treatment involved your face, you may apply makeup the next day, unless your skin is blistering.

When will I notice the results from laser hair removal?
A month after treatment, the treated hair will start falling off. It is important that you wear sunscreen during this period to avoid any temporary changes in your skin color at the treated sites. Although rare, patients with darker skin colors may experience blisters on the treated areas.
You may be advised to undergo a follow-up session after four to six weeks. Treatments will be done until hair growth is entirely stopped.

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