Smooth skin, sans hair, is essential for days at the beach or the shorts you wear the rest of the summer. Many people get by with waxing, shaving and electrolysis, but these methods need to be constantly repeated if you want to have gorgeous skin all summer. Laser hair removal permanently reduces the hair anywhere on your body, except around the eyes. However, it may take a few sessions to become hair-free, which is why it’s recommended to start the treatments in the fall or winter.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle. The thin beam passes through the skin and damages the follicle, so it cannot grow hair. Hair grows in stages, and laser hair removal only works during the growth stage. All of your hair is not in the same stage at the same time. This is why you need several sessions, so the hair in the growth stage can be removed.
Most people may need at least six treatments before they are hairless. Since it varies with each, your treatments may take more or less time. Once you have the initial six hair treatments, you may need to have touch-ups about every six months. The side effects of laser hair removal are very minimal. You may experience slight redness that may go away within a few hours.
In the past, laser hair removal was the most effective for people with dark hair and fair skin. However, now, there are lasers that even remove hair from suntanned skin, so you can get treatment any time you want.
In preparation for your treatment, it is recommended for your hair to grow a full cycle. This means you shouldn’t wax, pluck or have electrolysis at least three weeks before treatment. These hair removal methods also disturb the follicle, which needs to be intact for laser treatment. You can shave if you want, and we sometimes recommend that you do shave, because it doesn’t touch the follicle.
After the treatment, your skin will be sensitive to sunlight. It’s recommended to keep the treated areas out of the sun and covered with clothing until they completely heal. This is another reason fall, and winter is a good time to have the procedure. In any case, it is recommended that you wear sunscreen no matter what the weather.
Laser hair removal doesn’t promise permanent hair removal. However, it will permanently remove some hair and the hair that is not permanently removed usually grows back paler and thinner. This is because there are dormant hair follicles that only become activated because of hormone fluctuations. Your touchup will handle this.
It is no longer necessary to repeat hair-removal procedures week after week to maintain smooth, stubble-free skin. With laser hair removal, your smooth skin will last for up to six months before you need a touchup. Contact Spa Black today to schedule your appointment.