If you are tired of constantly waxing or shaving unwanted hair, spa laser hair removal might be a solution worth considering. This safe, effective cosmetic procedure uses concentrated light energy to damage hair follicles, resulting in permanent hair reduction.
Laser hair removal is an FDA-approved procedure that is designed to eliminate unwanted facial and body hair swiftly and safely. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures and a popular alternative to tweezing, shaving, or waxing. Laser hair removal can effectively reduce hair growth on various parts of the body, such as the face, arms, legs, underarms, bikini line, chest, and back.
How Does The Procedure Work?
During a laser hair removal session, a handheld device is used to release pulses of highly concentrated light energy onto the skin. The light enters the hair and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and converted into heat. This heat destroys the hair follicle (where the hair is produced) and disrupts hair growth, without damaging the skin’s surface.
Depending on the size of the area being treated, a session usually takes between 15 minutes to over an hour (for large areas). To reach optimal results, multiple treatments are usually needed since hair growth occurs in cycles, and laser hair removal only works on hairs in the active growth cycle.
Laser hair removal 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. To minimize discomfort during treatment, a cooling plate is used to help cool the top layers of the skin immediately before each pulse of the laser.
Laser hair removal inhibits the hair’s ability to grow, which can delay and in some cases prevent future hair growth in the treated area. The procedure has been found to reduce hair growth by up to 95 percent after 7 to 9 treatments. Depending on the area being treated, sessions are performed every 4-8 weeks to keep hair from regrowing.
Results may vary depending on factors such as your skin tone and type, hair color, hair thickness, and the area being treated. Your aesthetician will create a personalized treatment plan taking into account your skin and hair type to help achieve your desired results.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
Before undergoing laser hair removal, your aesthetician will let you know how you can prepare for your treatment to ensure you get the most from it. Typically, you should avoid sun exposure and topical creams, moisturizers, and some types of medications that could increase the risk of complications. You will be asked to shave the treatment area one day before the session and avoid other hair removal methods that target the hair roots, like waxing and plucking, at least one month leading up to the session.
When you arrive for your laser hair removal treatment, your aesthetician will cleanse the treatment area and may apply a numbing gel before commencing the procedure, particularly if you are having laser hair removal in sensitive areas. Protective eyewear may also need to be worn during treatment.
Are There Any Risks Involved?
Laser hair removal is safe, but it isn’t suitable for everyone, such as pregnant women. It is essential to choose a reputable and experienced aesthetician to minimize the risk of problems and to achieve the desired results. In rare cases, laser hair removal can result in skin irritation, redness, discomfort, swelling, scarring, infection, hyperpigmentation, and changes in skin texture.
Your skin will be more sensitive following laser hair removal. Therefore, after sessions, you should avoid sun exposure, swimming pools, and hot tubs, hot showers, and wearing restrictive clothing for a few days to prevent complications. You should also wear sun protection for at least 4 weeks on treatment areas that are exposed to the sun.
Laser hair removal is a safe, effective, convenient, and long-lasting cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve smooth and hair-free skin. While it may not guarantee permanent hair removal, as some hair follicles may recover and regrow over time, it can significantly reduce hair growth and eliminate the need for frequent shaving or waxing.
Like with any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to prioritize your safety and choose a reputable and experienced aesthetician. If you’re considering laser hair removal, consult a qualified provider to discuss your skin type and hair type, and whether this procedure is right for you.
Spa Laser Hair Removal in Dallas, TX
If you are looking to eliminate unwanted facial and body hair quickly and safely, visit Privé Aesthetics for affordable laser hair removal treatment. Our highly-trained aestheticians offer a range of safe, affordable medical spa treatments with lasting results, including laser treatments, skin rejuvenation treatments, dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers,microneedling, non-invasive fat removal, and much more, to help you look and feel your best.
To learn more, call us today at (817) 739-6640 to schedule a consultation or use our online appointment request form. You can also visit us today on Hillcrest Ave in Dallas– we are conveniently located right across the street from Southern Methodist University (SMU).