Unwanted body hair can be annoying to deal with, and you may feel embarrassed and frustrated with the way it makes you look and feel. Hair removal methods like shaving and waxing, unfortunately, can be time-consuming and require that you perform them often. At Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, our laser hair removal services can offer you the perfect solution.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Traditional hair removal methods like shaving and waxing can be effective, but they don’t provide permanent results. You’ll need to shave every few days to maintain smooth, hairless skin. Even waxing requires that you go for an appointment every few weeks or so.
If you want something that’s going to last a lot longer, laser hair removal is a great option. It can offer near-permanent or even permanent results, depending on several factors.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
As the name implies, this type of hair removal is performed with a laser. This laser is color-sensitive and will be attracted to the darker pigmentation of your hair, ignoring the lighter color of your skin.
As the laser reaches your hair, this light is turned into heat, warming up the hair to the point where it damages your hair follicle. A few days after your appointment, you will notice the hairs in the targeted areas falling out.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
In general, most people need somewhere between two to six sessions of laser removal total to get the results they want. The exact number of sessions that you will need depends on a few factors.
When you visit our clinic, we will discuss these factors and give you a much clearer idea of what you can expect from your treatment plan.
Your Hair Type
Different people have different hair types. Laser removal works best on people with darker hair since the laser is attracted to the darker pigment. However, almost anyone can get this treatment.
People with thicker hair may require more treatment sessions than someone with fine hair. So, if you have particularly thick hair, you can expect to need closer to six or more sessions spaced several months apart to get the results you want.
Where on Your Body
Another factor to consider is where on your body you’re going to be getting treatment. Some parts of your body will have thicker and darker hair than others.
So, for example, if you’re a woman looking to remove hair on her upper lip, you’ll most likely require fewer sessions than a woman looking to completely remove the hair on her legs.
Laser hair removal can be used to completely remove the hair on one or more parts of your body. But not everyone is looking to completely remove the hair on their targeted areas.
Some people simply want to thin the hair out in a certain area to make things like personal grooming easier. For instance, a man with especially thick facial hair may get laser removal to thin this hair out and make shaving easier while still being able to grow a beard.
Is There Any Downtime Associated With Laser Removal?
Because this treatment is non-invasive, you don’t need to worry about taking any time off after you’ve had treatment. Once your appointment is done, we’ll provide you with instructions on how to care for your skin as it heals.
The most important thing to do is to apply sunscreen as your skin will be much more sensitive and prone to burning. You should be careful about staying out of direct sunlight for at least a few days after your treatment.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
Before your appointment, there are a few things you should do to get your skin ready. You should avoid doing any waxing or plucking, or any hair removal methods that involve pulling the hair out since this will make the treatment ineffective.
It is, however, a good idea to shave the hair a couple of days before your appointment. This can help your treatment work even better.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
One of the reasons why people love this hair removal so much is that the treatment process is extremely fast and easy. When you arrive at our clinic, we’ll start by cleaning your skin to remove any grime that may have built up before your appointment. We might also apply a topical numbing cream to the area to keep treatment as comfortable as possible.
The treatment itself will be quick and pain-free. You may simply feel a like snapping sensation on your skin, like an elastic band. Depending on where you are getting treatment, your appointment should last around an hour. As soon as it’s done, you can leave the clinic.
Book Your Consultation Today
If laser hair removal sounds like the perfect solution to your unwanted body hair, then it’s time to book an appointment with us. Don’t worry about time-consuming, uncomfortable hair removal processes like shaving and waxing when you get this hair removal method. Book an appointment with us today at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL.