How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Are Usually Needed?
This is going to vary from person to person depending on the area in which you would want the unwanted hair removed and the thickness of the hair in that area. While one person may see lasting results after just 1-2 sessions, others may need up to 10 sessions to see that unwanted hair gone for good. During your initial consultation, our experts will be better able to give you an idea of how many sessions you’ll need.
How It Works
This type of treatment works by utilizing a very concentrated beam of light that is aimed directly at hair follicles. The pigment within those hair follicles then absorbs that light which essentially destroys the hair itself. The concentrated beam, or laser, will pulsate, delivering concentrated exposure to kill the hair at the source.
This is one of the most popular types of treatment for hair removal because it is quick and delivers results. It’s also safe enough to be used on any area of the body or face to get rid of that unwanted hair.
What to Expect During Treatment
After your initial consultation, you would come in for treatment. One of our experts would use the device to apply the concentrated beam directly to the area in which you want to have hair removed. They will cover that area for a period of time to target the hair follicle and essentially kill the hair at the source. Once the area or areas you wish to have hair removed is targeted, your treatment is done.
After you have finished with your treatment, you can simply go on about your day as you normally would. There is no downtime with this type of treatment. The treatment is usually relatively quick depending on the area or areas you are having treated.
This treatment comes with many benefits including quick and easy hair removal. You will not have to deal with other methods of hair removal in the area or areas you chose to have treated and that means less money you have to spend. It also means that you don’t have to deal with the side effects of other types of hair removal.
You will no longer have to deal with the irritation and undesirable look of razor burn. You also won’t have to deal with the pain of waxing or plucking. This is going to save you both time and money in the long run, and you’ll have that smooth skin you’ve been dreaming about. A world without costly and painful hair removal is a reality with laser hair removal!
Commonly Asked Questions
1. Does It Hurt?
No, there is no pain associated with this type of treatment. Typically, a numbing cream is applied to the area in which the hair removal treatment will be performed to ensure that you are kept completely comfortable throughout your entire session. You don’t have to worry about the pain that is associated with other types of hair removal treatments.
2. How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate?
If you have unwanted hair that you are tired of plucking, shaving, waxing, or dealing with, chances are that this type of treatment is right for you. However, our experts will let you know during your initial consultation as to whether or not this is a type of treatment that you can benefit from. Most people with unwanted hair are a candidate for this type of hair removal.
3. Is It Safe?
Yes, this type of treatment is completely safe and approved by the FDA. You don’t have to worry about any risks that may be associated with other types of treatments. If you are considering getting this type of treatment, you can rest easy as it is totally safe!
4. How Do I Prepare?
Unlike other types of treatments, there is actually no prep work required on your part. In fact, it is kind of the opposite. It is recommended that you allow the unwanted hair you wish to have removed to grow so that the removal process can be even more effective. All you would need to do is come into the office for your session and our experts will do the rest.
5. How Do I Care for My Skin After Treatment?
You can go about your normal skincare routine immediately following treatment, but it is recommended that you avoid direct contact with the sun for up to 24 hours following your treatment. If that can’t be avoided, simply wear sunscreen. If there is any other type of consideration you would need to make, our professionals would make sure you are aware of it following treatment.
However, there are usually no special considerations that you would need to worry about following your treatment. You can get back to your life and routine as you normally would.
6. Is This Type of Treatment Only for Women?
No. There are many men who have benefitted from this type of treatment. Both men and women can have this type of treatment to free themselves of unwanted hair.
7. Which Areas Can I Have Treated?
Most areas of the body and face can undergo this type of treatment since it is so gentle and safe. The most common areas on the face include the upper lip and chin area. On the body, the most common areas that are treated include the underarms, the legs, the back, and the bikini line.
However, if there are other areas on your body or on your face where you would like to have hair removed, it is likely safe to have this type of treatment on those areas. Simply tell our experts which areas you would want to have this treatment performed on and they will let you know if that area is possible.
8. Can I Come In for Maintenence Treatment?
Absolutely! In fact, it is likely that you may need to come in for a maintenance treatment every once in a while to ensure that no hair is returning in that area and that your skin is remaining smooth. Because this type of treatment is so safe, maintenance treatments are perfectly okay and often a good idea to maintain the look.
9. What if I Have Really Thick Hair?
Even if you do have very thick hair in certain areas, there is no reason to believe that you could not benefit from this type of treatment. You may need more sessions than a person with thinner hair would but you can still benefit. Our experts would let you know during your initial consultation how many sessions they feel you may need if you do have very thick hair in the area you wish to have treatment.
10. Can It Hurt My Skin?
No, the laser that is used is highly concentrated and focuses only on the hair itself, not the skin around it. There is no risk of harming your skin with this type of treatment.
11. Can I Have This Treatment on Multiple Areas of My Body At the Same Time?
Yes, if there are multiple areas of the body you wish to have treated, that is completely possible! More than one area can even be treated within the same session. This type of treatment is safe and easy to perform so it is actually common that people who come in for treatment have more than one area treated.
12. How Long Does a Session Take?
The sessions usually do not take long but the amount of time they are going to take is going to depend on the area treated and a variety of other factors. On average, sessions are usually about a half-hour but can run up to 1 hour or a bit longer. This is going to vary from person to person but our experts will be able to let you know about how long your individual session is going to take.
13. Is There Downtime?
No, there is no downtime associated with this type of treatment. It is not a surgical treatment and it is not invasive. As soon as your session is over, you can go on about your daily routine as you normally would. You do not have to worry about any sort of downtime!
14. Can I Do This Myself at Home?
It is never recommended to attempt this type of treatment on your own at home. Our experts are trained on exactly how to use the laser so it is both safe and effective. Attempting this type of treatment on your own would not yield the same type of results and could end up causing lasting damage to your skin. When it comes to this type of treatment, leave it to the professionals!
15. When Will I See Results?
You will likely notice a difference immediately following your first session. Most people notice less hair or hair that is a lot thinner than it previously was. Some even notice that their unwanted hair is totally gone after just a single treatment. This is going to vary from person to person. While one person may notice a significant difference after a single session, others may need more to see a large difference.
16. How Long Will My Results Last?
Once you have had enough sessions to completely remove the unwanted hair, you may notice that your results will last for 6 months or even years. Some have to come in more frequently for touchups than others. Some may notice their results fading after 6 months and would simply need to come in for a maintenance session to get back to where they were.
Rid Yourself of Unwanted Hair and the Fuss Today
Unwanted hair can cost you precious time and money. Waxing, shaving, and plucking can be a thing of the past with laser hair removal. The treatment is quick, easy, and yields great results! If you want to ditch the razor and all the hassle, come see us today at Sun City Laser in El Paso, TX where we can help!