Waxing, tweezing, plucking, shaving, and threading are all fast and easy methods of hair removal but the downside to them is that they are temporary. Hair starts to grow back immediately, so most people have to shave, tweeze or pluck on a daily basis, sometimes every other day to manage unwanted hair. Thankfully, there is a surgical semi-permanent method for removing unwanted hair that can last for years: laser hair removal. While laser hair removal has been around for a while now, many people still have questions about the procedure. We’re here to answer them.
How do I know it is safe for my skin?
Laser hair removal is intended to work on all types of skin, thanks to advancements in laser technology. Although, it is important to understand that the procedure may not be as effective with gray or very light hair as it is with darker hair, therefore, it is important to consider treatment options.
How much does laser hair removal surgery cost?
The cost of laser hair removal surgery depends on several factors. For one, it depends on the size of the area that is being treated. Another factor that comes into play is how many sessions will be needed. Certain areas of the body may require more procedures, as well.
Does laser hair removal work for everyone?
The best results for laser hair removal often depend on pigmentation. Treating those who have light hair, such as grey or very light blonde hair is possible, but is more difficult and typically requires more procedures. This is because the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle, so it can be hard to spot with those who have rather light hair.
Can you get the procedure done on any part of the body?
Laser hair removal can be done on almost any area of the body, except for the eyelids. The most popular areas of treatment include the legs, back, arms, chest, underarms, upper lip, and the bikini area of the body. You can also get laser hair removal done on the ears, nose, forehead, and eyebrows.
Does the procedure hurt?
Most people experience a pinching sensation, similar to a rubber band being snapped against your skin. The feeling persists for a couple of seconds and stops once the laser stops. Colling equipment is used during the procedure to soothe the skin and minimize any discomfort caused by the laser.
What can I do to prepare for the procedure?
A professional will advise you to stop waxing, plucking, or shaving at least three weeks prior to your first appointment. This is to help ensure proper removal of the hair, making it easier for the laser to target the hair follicle. It is also recommended to apply sunscreen throughout treatment to prevent any burns and hypersensitivity.
How many sessions will I require?
Most treatment plans require anywhere from six to twelve sessions. These treatments are typically spaced out between four to eight weeks apart to allow the skin to heal. This waiting period is also important to be able to target every hair follicle while they are in the active stages of the growth cycle.
How long does one session usually take?
This can vary depending on the size of the area that is being treated. Something as small as an upper lip or the ears can take as little as a couple of minutes. Larger areas such as the legs, back, or arms can require anywhere from sixty to ninety minutes to be able to fully treat.
How long will it take until I see the final results?
Some people have been able to notice results after each session, but the final results will not appear until all necessary sessions have been completed. Throughout the course of treatment, you may find the need to shave, wax, or plush gradually decreasing, meaning the hair follicle is dying out.
Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?
Side effects may arise, but they are rather minimal. This is what makes laser hair removal so beneficial for many. Those experiencing side effects may note redness, itching, and swelling right after treatment. These side effects can be treated by applying aloe vera to the treated area.
Schedule an Appointment With Us to Get Started with Laser Hair Surgery
If you have been considering getting laser hair removal, you can start the process here at Sun City Laser! Contact us today to make an appointment; we’re always ready to discuss your goals with laser hair removal and any other procedure!