Laser Hair Removal
Summer is the time for hiking, boating, and relaxing by the pool. But for some of us, that also means more frequent grooming, including shaving or waxing. Body hair can be frustrating and downright embarrassing, and traditional methods of hair removal can be expensive and painful. Laser hair removal makes the hair removal process simple, painless, and provides lasting results.
How It Work
Laser hair removal began gaining populating in the 90s. According to The Mayo Clinic, laser hair removal works by converting the light emitted from a laser into heat. This process then heats the hair follicle, destroying it at the root. Hair removal with a laser versus other means helps to delay future hair growth, and ensures that hair that does grow back is finer, lighter, and thinner.
The best results for this procedure are typically seen on patients with lighter skin tones and darker hair. This is because the laser is meant to detect the different in pigment between the hair follicle and the skin beneath. This is the same reason that those grey, red, or blonde may not see as significant results as those with darker body hair.
Where Can I Have This Done?
Laser hair removal is safe and effective for also any part of the body. Almost anywhere you can wax or shave, you can laser as well. Typically, patients will have legs, armpits, upper lips, chins, and bikini lines done, but areas like the back and arms are fair game too! Arms, legs, and bikini areas are especially useful during the summer months, when the sun is out and more skin is showing!
Where Can’t I Have This Done?
Because of the sensitive nature of the skin, eyelids should not be exposed to laser hair removal. This can severe eye damage. Tattooed skin should also not be treated, as the laser can damage the image.
How Long Does It Last?
While some areas like the face may require sustained treatment, laser hair removal can often be a long-term, permanent solution to body-hair woes according the the American Academy of Dermatology. That means no shaving, no waxing, and no more pain, ever!
So what are you waiting for? Come to Allure Medispa today to get started!
Looking to get laser hair removal done but hesitant? The AAD has this helpful video dispelling 3 common myths.
For more information on the risks associated with laser hair removal, visit the AAD’s website!