Laser hair treatment is a popular cosmetic procedure that is designed to remove unwanted facial and body hair quickly and safely. Although overall results can vary from patient to patient, the treatment can lead to significant and long-lasting results.
A laser hair removal treatment can offer a number of benefits and be a great alternative to other hair removals methods, such as shaving, waxing, or tweezing. It is a non-invasive treatment that can treat large areas of body hair quickly. The procedure involves using a laser to emit highly concentrated light into the hair follicle to destroy it. Treatment is designed to leave skin silky-smooth and hair-free for months and in some cases years.
Laser hair removal is more commonly used on the underarms, upper lip, chin, bikini line, and legs. However, it can be used to remove unwanted hair from almost any area of the body. It is a highly successful treatment and has been found to reduce hair growth by 10-25% after the first treatment, and up to 95% after 7 to 9 treatments. If hair regrowth does occur, it is usually finer, lighter, and much less noticeable than before.
How Treatment Works
Before the procedure, the treatment area is cleansed and a numbing gel may also be applied, particularly for sensitive areas. Protective eyewear will also need to be worn during treatment.
During laser hair treatment, the laser emits a beam of highly concentrated light, which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. This light energy is converted into heat, which vaporizes the hair and damages the hair follicle (the part that produces the hair). This delays, and in some cases prevents, future hair growth.
A cooling plate is used during treatment, which helps cool the top layers of skin before each pulse of the laser, ensuring you stay comfortable while treatment happens. The procedure isn’t painful, but it may cause some discomfort as the laser pulses, which is often described as a rubber band being snapped against the skin or a warm pin prick. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure usually lasts between a few minutes to an hour (for large areas).
What Results Can I Expect from Treatment?
Although results can be immediately following treatment, it usually takes a few days to weeks for the treated hairs to fall out. Most patients remain hair free for months and depending on the area treated and the hair type, results can even last years.
A series of laser hair treatments are usually required for initial hair removal, which can vary between individuals and the area being treated. On average, 2-9 treatments are recommended with sessions taking place every 4-8 weeks. In some cases, maintenance laser treatments may also be necessary to keep the area free of hair.
Are There Side Effects?
Laser hair treatment is considered a safe treatment when carried out by a licensed professional. It generally doesn’t require downtime, allowing patients to return to their normal activities straight after treatment. Side effects can include minor discomfort, redness, and swelling, which should only last 1-3 days. In rare cases, other side effects, such as blistering, infection, changes to skin color, and scarring, may occur. Following the provider’s after-care instructions can help reduce side effects, such as avoiding direct sunlight and tanning equipment after treatment.
How Much Does Laser Treatment Cost?
By delivering such effective results, laser hair treatment can be a cost-effective way to remove unwanted body hair and give you smooth skin and long-lasting results. The cost of treatment can vary significantly depending on a range of factors, such as the size of the area to be treated, the number of treatments needed, and the expertise and qualifications of the provider performing the procedure.
On average, small areas, such as the upper lip, bikini line, or underarms can range from $80-$200 per session, while medium to large areas such as the legs, chest, or back, cost in the range of $150-$450 per session. Some providers also offer laser package deals or discounts for multiple areas. Always check the costs involved with your provider at your consultation before committing to treatment.
Laser Hair Treatment in Dallas, TX
If you are looking to eliminate unwanted facial or body hair quickly and safely with lasting results, visit Privé Aesthetics for affordable laser hair removal treatment. Our highly trained professionals also offer a range of other affordable medical spa treatments, including dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, skin rejuvenation treatments, microneedling, non-invasive fat removal, and much more, to help you look and feel your best.
Call us today at (817) 739-6640 to schedule a consultation. Alternatively, you can use our online appointment request form or visit us today at Hillcrest Ave, Dallas. We are conveniently located right across the street from Southern Methodist University (SMU).