Summertime will be here before we know it and, when it arrives, we want to be ready. There are many ways we can be. One is to get unwanted hair under control once and for all. At Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, patients benefit from our high standard of care and use of the latest technology. Here, we discuss more about the laser hair removal process.
Why People Choose Laser Hair Removal
Most adults shave at least one body part at least once a week. Some shave daily. This habit can get old very quickly. More than that, shaving presents risks for unpleasant side effects, too. Laser hair removal achieves lasting results, but that isn’t the only reason people choose this treatment. Here are a few more:
- Treatment is quick. You may be asking how laser hair removal could possibly be described as quick when it requires several visits. We say it’s quick because most people start to see smoother, silkier skin within a week or two after their first treatment. Because laser light vaporizes hair and also affects the hair follicles, hair growth is diminished after just one session.
- Lasers are precise. Shaving is susceptible to user-error, let’s just face it. You may miss a few sections now and then. Laser hair removal delivers waves of intense light into hundreds of hair follicles at a time. The results are consistent, uniform hair reduction.
- Sessions are comfortable. During laser hair removal, it is common to feel some warmth or a few zaps. Some areas are more sensitive than others. However, laser hair removal works differently than shaving and waxing. It doesn’t pull hair from the follicle; it vaporizes it instantly. For some people, laser hair removal puts an end to skin irritation and ingrown hairs.
- Many areas can be treated. Laser devices have precise handpieces that can target large and small areas. Hair removal can be customized to any area, from the back to the ears. From the nose or upper lip to the toes, and everywhere in between. Laser hair removal can address areas of unwanted hair that a razor just wouldn’t work well.
Who Gets Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal was once an option only for a select group of people based on their complexion. Because this treatment works by targeting the pigment in hair, contrast between the hair and skin is necessary. People with darker, coarser hair may get better results faster. However, people with lighter, finer hair can also see improvement from laser hair removal. It may take more sessions to reach the intended outcome, but it is usually possible.