There’s a lot of talk about laser hair removal nowadays. Many women – and men – are keen to look for long-lasting hair removal treatments that don’t require a lot of effort. The typical options of waxing or shaving can take a long time and be quite painful. Not to mention your hair tends to grow back rather quickly. So, laser hair removal offers a potential solution to this, delivering a treatment that yields impressive results.
The Purpose of Laser Hair Removal
The whole purpose of laser hair removal is simply to get rid of hair from different areas of your body. It can be used on your legs, arms, underarms, stomach – and many other body parts. It’s designed to give you a hair removal technique that isn’t as painful as waxing nor as frequently needed as shaving. The overall idea is that you should be able to enjoy hairless skin for as long as possible.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal works by targeting hairs in the active growth cycle. A laser is used to deliver light energy directly to the hair follicles. At Derma-Tech Medical Spa, we use the impressive Lumenis LightSHEER DUET laser for all of our laser hair removal treatments. When the light energy is absorbed by the hair follicle, it is transferred into heat. Effectively, the follicles then absorb this heat, burning themselves up. You will see results after your first treatment, but multiple sessions are required to see the long-term benefits of laser hair removal.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
Because the lasers only target hairs in the active growth stage, numerous appointments are required to ensure you get rid of as much hair as possible from a target area. Only a slim percentage is within this growth stage at any given time, so you usually come back every 4-8 weeks during the initial phase of treatments. After each treatment, you will notice the continued reduction of hair growth, and you should see the effects of laser hair removal for 1-2 years or beyond! After this, some individuals may require touch-ups to continue seeing long-lasting results.
Essentially, laser hair removal is as close to a permanent hair removal solution that you can get. This is because it puts the hair follicles into a dormant state, meaning they don’t try to grow back for a very long time, and in some cases not at all. Certainly, you will see a considerable difference in how long this treatment lasts when compared to other hair removal options.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Not everyone will be a good candidate for laser hair removal. For starters, if you have sensitive skin or are prone to rashes, this might not be a good treatment for you. Similarly, the lasers used during the procedure cannot target blond or gray follicles and may not be suitable for darker shades of skin. The ideal candidates usually have dark hair follicles, and light to medium-deep skin tones
If you’re still unsure, everything will be discussed when you book a consultation with Derma-Tech. This way, you’ll know if you’re a suitable candidate, or what alternatives exist if you’re not.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about laser hair removal? Schedule your in-person consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.
*Individual Results May Vary.