I have been doing laser hair removal on my patients for many years. Some are new to it and want to know more about it. This blog post is for you!
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that is done right at Wellness Co. that uses laser light to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body. The most common places for it are the lip, chin, underarm, bikini line, back hair, and legs. The laser works to target the pigment in the follicles of hair and reduce future growth of new hairs.
Laser hair removal will be more effective after multiple sessions, to give you longer lasting results of that unwanted hair. I generally say 6-8 sessions, with several weeks apart to give the best results. But as always, it depends on the person, the area they are targeting, their hair color, and the thickness of their hair follicles. I would be able to give you more of an exact time frame after consulting with you and knowing the results you want to achieve.
Prior to your appointment there will be some things to consider. You will want to avoid sun exposure and tanning for a few weeks, to reduce the risk of complications. And I will ask that you do not pluck or wax before and after your treatment, to make sure you get the best results.
At the time of your appointment, I will look over the area you want to remove, and adjust my laser as needed. You will wear eye protection the duration of the time the laser is out. Laser hair removal is not painful, but some say you will feel stinging or slight discomfort. And after the treatment, it is normal to have some swelling and redness at the site. The good news is that it should go away in a few hours.
Now who is the best candidate to undergo laser hair removal? It works best on patients with lighter skin and dark coarse hair. You can call Wellness Co. to set up a complimentary consultation to see if you would be a good candidate. I look forward to helping you feel your best!
Brooke Terpstra, LE