How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

November 29, 2017

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair on any area of your body. Better yet, laser hair treatments can be done to conveniently nix hair on just about all skin and hair types so everyone can feel confident and fuzz-free all year long.

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

During your initial consultation with Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center, your cosmetic specialist will guide you through the process of how laser hair removal works. Once you’ve decided to go forward with the procedure, you’ll be put on a fairly strict treatment schedule. This is because laser hair removal only works on hair in the anagen, or growth phase.

More than likely you’ll need multiple treatments for any given area. However, with the help of state-of-the-art technology and equipment, hair removal via laser is less time-consuming than ever.

Our Cartersville location uses the advanced LightSheer DUET laser by Lumenis which features High-Speed Integrated Technology (HIT), vacuum-assisted treatment, as well as ChillTip technology that keeps you comfortable throughout the procedure.

The handheld device suctions the treatment area to more effectively target hair follicles. Because the skin is closer to the energy source, pulses are absorbed into the melanin at the base of the follicle. In return, the heat damages and prevents the regrowth of your hair.

You may feel a slightly warm or itching feeling during the procedure. The procedure can take anywhere from 8-10 minutes for the upper lip, 20 minutes for the bikini or underarms, and 1-1.5 hours for back or legs. Keep in mind, this is a general rule of thumb. Your specialist will go as quickly or as slowly as you need based on your level of comfort.

What Results Will I Have?

Immediately after your laser hair treatment, you will likely experience slight swelling and redness. Some clients note sensitivity or irritation in the treatment area following the procedure. Typically, any side effects you have will dissipate within several days time.

Around the 2-week mark, hair will begin to regrow. You’ll notice it’s more sparse and finer than normal. Treatments will be scheduled between 4-6 weeks apart based on your hair growth cycle. Once you’ve completed all of your laser hair treatments, you’ll be hair-free for the long-haul. Say goodbye to shaving, waxing, and tweezing for good.

Ready to get the smooth skin you’ve always wanted? Contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center at (770) 442-5557. Click here to schedule a consultation or learn more.

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