How much time do you spend shaving, plucking, or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair on your body? If you’re like most people, hair removal is just part of the daily routine. This is true for unwanted hair on the face, legs, underarms, bikini area, and more.
Fortunately, there is an effective, long-lasting solution to unwanted body hair. Laser removal can help you to get rid of unwanted hair in a semi-permanent way. After you receive laser hair removal treatments, you will not need to worry about removing unwanted hair for a long time.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The special laser used in hair removal destroys the hair follicle. When the follicle is destroyed, it stops producing hair. Laser hair removal is a semi-permanent procedure because only so many follicles can be treated in one session. The follicles have to be visible enough for the laser to target them. Since the hair on the body goes through different growth phases, it is not possible to treat all of the follicles during one visit.
The number of treatments you will need will depend on your own personal needs, which will be determined during your initial consultation. Most of our clients can get great results with just three to five visits. Afterward, they typically don’t need to come back for any touch-up treatments for a couple of years.
What Do I Need to Know?
For the laser to be able to target and destroy the follicles, they need to be intact by the time you come in for your treatment. For this reason, you should refrain from plucking or waxing a few weeks before your first treatment. However, we recommend that you shave before your treatment, as this allows the laser to locate and access the follicle more easily. You will also need to limit your exposure to the sun shortly after the procedure to ensure the best results. Many patients prefer to come in for treatment during the fall or winter months because they find it easier to limit sun exposure and cover up areas that cannot be plucked or waxed. This is not a requirement, however; you can come in for laser hair removal whenever it is convenient for you.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?
You may be wondering if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Thankfully, many patients with a variety of hair colors and skin tones have seen great results. However, we find that the very best results come to individuals who have light skin and dark hair. When we say the best results, we mean that they experience the longest lasting results with the fewest amount of treatments. During your initial consultation, we will help you get an idea of what kind of results you can expect, how many treatments you will need, and the type of laser that will produce the best results for you.
The very best way to determine if laser hair removal is right for you is by scheduling a no-obligation consultation with the specialists at Spa Black. During this appointment, we will explain in detail how the treatment works, discuss a treatment plan, and customize it accordingly. Imagine finally being able to take hair removal out of your daily routine. To start your journey towards long-lasting hair removal, schedule an appointment with Spa Black in San Antonio today!