If you’re tired of shaving the hair on your body, you may want to consider the benefits offered by laser hair removal. This is a process you usually only need to have done a few times in order to see clear results. Here are a few details to consider before making a final decision about whether you want to have laser hair removal or not.
During the medical procedure, a laser beam is used to target hair in areas where you don’t want to shave any longer. The pigments of your hair are impacted by the light given off by the laser. The energy from the light turns into heat and damages the hair follicles. Once the follicles are damaged, the hair usually doesn’t come back in the future. If it does grow back, it’s thinner and often a lighter shade than before. The process of laser hair removal can be permanent for some people, but it often only delays the process of the hair growing back for weeks or months at a time.
The process is performed in order to remove hair that isn’t wanted on areas of your body, such as your legs or your arms. Sensitive areas usually aren’t treated because of the possible damage that could occur to the area from the laser. Although most treatments only take about two or three visits to deliver results, some people might need more treatments because of their skin type of because of the color of their hair. Laser hair removal tends to target darker shades more than lighter hairs because of the increased pigmentation.
The follicle of the hair is the only part that should be impacted by the laser. You should not experience any skin damage during the treatments. If there is greater contrast between the color of your skin and the color of your hair, it can sometimes result in more irritation on your skin for only a short time, but there shouldn’t be any direct damage. There are numerous advances involving laser hair removal and the overall process that have made it easier for people who have darker complexions to experience the same results as those who have lighter skin complexions. When you arrive at the office, you’ll complete information about your medical history. It’s better not to shave for the appointment so that the laser can better target your hair.
To learn more about how you can reduce the amount of hair on your body with laser hair removal, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Bella Tu MedSpa. At our convenient locations in Nyack and Goshen, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you 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!