If you need to shave or wax on a regular basis to keep your skin smooth and hair-free, it may take a lot of time and money. Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that will remove unwanted body hair for months at a time. It is safe for any part of the body except around the eyes. The most popular places are:
- Bikini line
- Legs and arms
What is Laser Hair Removal?
The laser is in a handheld device our trained technician focuses on your hair. It can pinpoint one or two hairs on your chin or upper lip or an area of about two centimeters diameter. The pigment or melanin in the hair follicle absorbs the light as heat and is destroyed. Most follicles cannot grow hair again, but a few can still grow hair but it is pale and weak. Since hair grows in cycles, the laser only works during the growth cycle when the pigment is the strongest. This is why it may take several treatments to get the results you want.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Just about everyone can benefit from laser hair removal. The only drawback is for people who don’t have much pigment in their hair such as white or pale blond hair. In the past, the lasers were not recommended for people with darker skin tones, but today lasers have been developed for any skin tone. If you spend hours each week trying to keep your skin smooth and hairless, laser hair removal can save you a lot of time. Your skin will remain smooth for months and you are always ready to wear a bathing suit or shorts without any worry that your hair hasn’t been removed lately.
What to Expect
When you talk to our skin specialist, you can learn about how to prepare for your treatment. You should mention any prescription or over-the-counter drugs you take as well as dietary supplements and herbal remedies because some of these may create skin sensitivity.
Since you will most probably need a series of treatment sessions to get the best results, depending on the size or the area being treated, you might consider starting the process in the fall or winter because it is very important to avoid sunlight on the treated area. At this time of year, you may naturally wear more covering clothing. In any case, always apply sunscreen when you go outdoors even if the day is overcast.
Laser hair removal is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S. It may be so effective that you have smooth skin for months and in some cases over a year. When a few hairs start to grow back, you can immediately have a touch-up treatment. Unlike waxing, you don’t need to wait for the hair to grow back before removing it.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Allure Laser & Med Spa. At our convenient location in Tinley Park, IL, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be happy to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!