If you’re tired of shaving or living with unwanted hair, talk to your cosmetic specialist about laser hair removal. Thousands of men and women are turning to this procedure because it guarantees smooth skin that lasts. Here are answers to some commonly-asked questions regarding laser hair removal:
- How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that involves using a laser to damage individual hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. The laser light penetrates the skin, targeting the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. This procedure can be used on the armpits, chest, stomach, legs, and almost any other area of the body where you have unwanted hair.
- Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
During a laser hair removal treatment, you’ll experience slight discomfort, but little pain. Many patients say the laser feels as if a rubber band is being snapped against the skin. While the treatment isn’t completely painless, it is far less painful than waxing or tweezing. If you’re nervous about what you could feel during your treatment, be sure to visit a medical spa that offers a cryogenic spray system to cool the skin immediately prior to each laser pulse. This can reduce the skin’s sensitivity, making the procedure more comfortable.
- How Many Laser Treatments Are Necessary?
Most patients require between six and ten treatments to achieve the full results. Factors such as skin color, hair color and texture, and the size of the area being treated will affect the number of treatments necessary.
- Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Women who are pregnant or those taking medications that increase light sensitivity are not ideal candidates for laser hair removal. Also, people with certain skin conditions or low levels of pigmentation may find it difficult to achieve the optimal results.
Schedule a laser hair removal session by calling Elements Laser Spa at (512) 444-4600. We specialize in laser skin care so you can receive the best and most advanced cosmetic treatments. In addition to laser hair removal, we also offer other cosmetic services such as skin tightening, tattoo removal, microdermabrasion, and more.