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5 Benefits of laser hair removal

5 Benefits of laser hair removal

If you are thinking about having laser hair removal, you probably want to know what the benefits are, and why you should opt for laser removal instead of shaving or waxing.  Below are 5 of the most important benefits of laser hair removal.

5 Benefits of laser hair removal

  1. Results are long-lasting.  Unlike other hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing that provide only-short term results, the results of laser hair removal are long lasting.  Whereas hair grows back in a matter of days after shaving, hair does not regrow for several months after laser hair removal.
  2. Time Efficient.  The precision and speed with which lasers operate, makes it possible to perform laser hair removal treatments in a short time.  Small areas like the underarms and upper lip, take only a few minutes to treat.  It typically takes about 6 sessions to achieve optimal hair reduction.
  3. Versatile.  Laser hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair on almost any part of the body.  The legs, back, underarms, bikini line, chest, and face, are among the most common treatment areas.
  4. Minimal pain.  Hair removal methods such as waxing or tweezing can be painful and uncomfortable, especially if you have a lot of hair to remove.  However, laser hair removal is virtually painless.
  5. No ingrown hair.  Since the laser energy damages the hair follicle, there is no risk of ingrown hairs developing.

Are you ready to schedule your laser hair removal consultation?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Rancho Santa Margarita or Newport Beach, CA areas, Pure Beauty Skin Care & Medical Spa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.purebeautymedicalspa.com, or by calling (949) 763-3859 (Rancho Santa Margarita) or (949) 236-6001 (Newport Beach).

How soon will I see results from laser hair removal treatments?

How soon will I see results from laser hair removal treatments?

If you have made the decision to have laser hair removal, obviously you want to know how soon you are likely to see results after the treatment. The answer is not always easy, as there are several factors that impact how soon results appear.

How laser hair removal works

Laser hair removal is the modern way to remove hair from areas such as the face, underarms, bikini line, and legs.  The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the pigment in the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs the light which converts to heat that damages the follicle and prevents future growth.  The treated hairs are shed approximately 1-2 weeks after treatment.

How soon will I see results from laser hair removal treatments?

Depending on the size of the area being treated, it can take anywhere from 6-8 treatments before you see results from laser hair removal.

Why multiple laser hair removal sessions are needed

Several hair removal sessions are needed, in order to accommodate the hair’s growth cycle, so the results are not immediate.  Hair grows in 3 phases – growth, transition, and resting, and only responds to the laser pulses when it is in the growth phase.  Since only a certain amount of hair will be removed in the targeted area during treatment, more sessions are required for large areas with dense hair.

Are you ready to schedule your laser hair removal consultation?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Tupelo, MS area, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is our featured practice. 

You can reach them at www.drmarkcraig.com, or by calling (662) 377-6290.

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed for optimal results?

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed for optimal results?

Have you decided to undergo laser hair removal? Obviously you’re excited to get started, but you are probably interested in finding out how many treatments are needed for optimal results. It’s a good idea to know this ahead of time, so that you can schedule treatment accordingly.

What is laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a procedure in which a concentrated beam of light is used to eliminate unwanted hair. The laser light is focused on the hair follicle, and targets the melanin (pigment) at the base. The light is converted into heat and is absorbed by the hair, and this disables the hair follicle.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments are needed for optimal results?
There is no magic number of treatments for achieving optimal results with laser hair removal, but multiple sessions are needed. However, most patients need an average of 5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The number of treatments required may vary from the average depending the patient’s skin type, and the thickness of their hair.

The hair’s natural growth cycle is also a factor as hair grows in three phases, and the laser energy can only treat hair when it is in the growth cycle. After this hair is treated and shed, the hair in the other phases catagen (transition), and telogen (resting) will then move into the growth cycle and be targeted during later sessions.

The laser technology used also influences the number of treatments needed, as some lasers are more efficient than others (click here to learn more).

Ready to try laser hair removal? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Chicago IL area, Skin Care Center is our featured practice. They also have locations in Glenview and Lake Forest IL.

You can reach them at www.skincarectr.com, or by calling 773.296.3636 for Chicago, 847.901.0252 for Glenview, or 847.234.6121 for the Lake Forest location.

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How Many Treatments Are Necessary for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal has quickly become the top treatment for getting rid of unwanted hair, because it’s convenient, and provides long-lasting results. One of the most frequently asked questions about the procedure is – How many treatments are necessary for laser hair removal.

How laser hair removal works
Hair removal lasers emit a specific wavelength of light that targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs the light, and this disables the hair follicle and prevents future hair growth.

How many treatments are necessary for laser hair removal?
Although laser hair removal is fast and efficient, it doesn’t work overnight. So if you’re thinking about having the procedure done, be prepared to commit to a course of several treatments.

Most patients need about 6 laser hair removal treatments to achieve optimal hair reduction.Since hair grows in cycles, several sessions are needed to affect the hair in a specific area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, a single session can take 20-30 minutes. Sessions are usually spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.

To get the best results with laser hair removal it’s important that the right laser is used for your skin type, so be sure to visit a medical professional with the necessary experience and knowledge of the laser systems available. The ideal laser system should be efficient, gentle, and safe for all skin types.

Are you ready to get rid of unwanted hair that has bothered you for a long time? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology in Irvine is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.totaldermatology.com, or by calling 949.727.3800.

Do laser hair removal treatments hurt

Do laser hair removal treatments hurt?

Would you like your skin to be hairless and refreshed without having to shave, wax, or tweeze your hair away? If you answered yes, then laser hair removal may be the procedure for you. Lasers smooth your skin quickly, and also provide long lasting results. But you’re probably wondering – Do laser hair removal treatments hurt?

Let’s start out by taking a look at what laser hair removal treatments are really like.

Laser hair removal treatment
There are various laser technologies now being used for laser hair removal, and they all work in a similar manner. The laser delivers concentrated beams of light to the hair follicles, and the dark pigment within the follicles absorbs the light. The heat that’s produced eventually destroys the follicle.

Since laser hair removal is only effective at certain stages of the hair growth process, a series of treatments performed at specific intervals is desired for best results.

Do laser hair removal treatments hurt
There may be some discomfort with laser hair removal, but most patients find it quite manageable. If you have sensitive skin, its best to request numbing lotion to reduce discomfort during treatment. Some lasers have a cooling system that helps to make the procedure more comfortable.

The amount of discomfort you feel during laser hair removal is often dependent on the part of the body that’s being treated, as well as your skin tone. This is particularly important for people with darker skin tones, as not all lasers work well on dark skin.

If you are in the greater Atlanta metro area, contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, to learn more about laser hair removal.

Call today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online at www.skincancerspecialists.com/locations-appointment/.