If shaving is a dreaded yet necessary part of your daily routine, know that it doesn’t have to be. At Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in the Peru, Ottawa, and Princeton, Illinois areas, we are dedicated to making your dream of being hair-free a reality. After two to three laser hair removal treatments, lasting anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes each, you’ll be rid of that unwanted hair, permanently.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
This treatment involves the use of light with a specific wavelength that when heated, targets the hair follicle in such a way that the hair stops growing. You may be wondering if the same light intended to harm the hair follicle will also harm the surrounding skin. The laser has been developed in such a way that it can be safely absorbed by the skin without causing it damage. It has been specifically designed to harm and eliminate only the hair follicle.
How Long Does Each Session Take?
The laser that works to destroy the hair follicle and eventually remove the entire hair follicle works very quickly. The pulse extending from the laser zones in on several hair follicles at once, targeting large areas at a time, making the process a quick one. For smaller areas including the upper lip, bikini line, and chin, the process will take as few as five minutes. Larger areas like such as the arms, legs, or back could take as long as one hour.
How Many Sessions Do I Need to See Results?
Not only are the lengths of each treatment session relatively short, but so are the actual number of sessions you’ll need to have done in order to see results. Unlike shaving, waxing, bleach creams, and plucking, you won’t have to continue this treatment forever to maintain your hair-free results. Most people who choose this treatment find that the hair in the area being treated is gone for good after two to three sessions.
Why Should I Choose Laser Hair Removal?
The main benefit of using the laser method as a means to remove unwanted body hair compared to other removal methods is that it is permanent. Following your treatments, you will no longer have to use other hair removal methods to continually remove the ever-growing body hair. In the end, you’ll save endless amounts of time and money. You’ll be hair-free and will love every minute of it.
You Can Stop Shaving
If shaving is the way you remove hair, you have to do it very often, if not daily. In addition to the time it takes, there’s also the added cost of shaving cream and replacement razors, not to mention those nicks and cuts. When you choose the laser as the primary method to remove your unwanted body hair, you’ll be able to get rid of your razors for good. Plus, you won’t have to worry about packing a razor when you travel.
You Can Stop Plucking
Plucking is an effective means of removing the hair follicle from the skin, but it takes time and is a painful and irritating experience. If you’ve ever tried to pluck any area aside from your eyebrows, you know just how much time it involves. Then, you’ll only have to do it all over again once the hair grows back, which it will. When you choose a laser treatment to remove hair, you’ll only need your tweezers to remove slivers.
You Can Stop Waxing
Waxing removes hair, but not permanently. Waxing also requires that you let your hair grow to a certain length in order for it to be removed effectively. So in between looking smooth, you have to deal with hair growth until it’s ready for another waxing session. Waxing is also painful and can be highly irritating to certain skin types. With the use of the laser treatment, you’ll get permanent hair removal without the irritation and regular, monthly appointments.
You Can Stop Bleaching
Bleaching creams are often hit or miss in terms of whether they can actually remove hair effectively. Additionally, they typically contain chemicals and harsh ingredients that can irritate the skin and produce a whole host of unpleasant side effects. You won’t have to worry about any of these side effects or strange skin reactions when you choose a laser treatment to remove unwanted body hair. You’ll be able to wear your short shorts without the use of those creams.
How Should I Prepare for My Appointment?
There are several things you can do to prepare for your laser treatment appointment. One important directive to follow is to allow your hair follicles to stay intact so that the root can be removed. Simply put, avoid hair removal for approximately two weeks before your appointment, including waxing, plucking, or electrolysis. Also, greatly limit sun exposure prior to your appointment to avoid any skin damage during the treatment due to the laser’s effect on darkened skin due to the sun.
If you’ve always wanted to try laser hair removal treatment but have never taken that final step of scheduling an appointment, there is no better time than the present. Our experienced skincare experts will make your dream of being free of all of your unwanted body hair a reality. Call us today at Nichole Norris MD Medical Spa and schedule your appointment at one of our locations serving the Peru, Ottawa, and Princeton, Illinois areas.