What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is a quick and easy way to get rid of unwanted body hair. The procedure is safe and non-invasive and can be performed easily in a clinical office setting with quick results. Still, it may not be an option for all clients. For instance, if you’re pregnant, sunburned, or have tattoos in the areas where you would like hair removed, the procedure is not recommended. Candidates who are diabetic, suffer from eczema, or who have vitiligo may also be unable to undergo this procedure safely. Talk with your medical professional before scheduling your appointment for laser hair removal to ensure this procedure is the right one for you.

The laser used for hair removal emits high-intensity pulses of light that target and destroy hair follicles. Repeat treatments over the course of several weeks are required to stop the growth of hair in areas such as above the lips, on the chin and face, and under the arms. The treatment is non-invasive and may last less than theirty minutes, but most clients see improvement in 1 to 3 weeks, as hair begins to thin and fall out and new hair stops growing in.

Laser hair removal can be performed on both men and women, targeting any areas where hair growth is unsightly or unwanted. It leaves skin feeling soft and silky-smooth and eliminates the need for repeated shaving, plucking, or the use of depilatories.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painless?

For the most part, this procedure ranges from painless to mildly uncomfortable. It’s often described as the feel of an elastic band snapping gently against your skin. Afterward, a gel or cream may be applied to help relieve any discomfort. Your clinician may also use a numbing cream before-hand to help mask the slight sting caused by the laser.

Once home, clients can apply cool, wet cloths to any areas of skin that still sting. Moisturizers are also effective at easing dryness or redness caused by laser hair removal.

Which Areas of the Body Can Be Treated by Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a popular solution for several areas of the body, including:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Stomach
  • Fingers
  • Toes

Most areas of the body are treatable using laser hair removal. Improvement is often immediate, with hair thinning and falling out. Over time, new hair ceases to grow. This is the most permanent form of hair removal available today.

If you’re ready to stop struggling with the growth of unwanted hair and you’d like an easier way to maintain your summer beach body, laser hair removal could be the solution. Schedule your appointment today to learn more.