What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non invasive method of eliminating unwanted body hair. Using highly concentrated laser light to penetrate hair follicles, damage is caused to the hair, inhibiting future hair growth. Because laser hair removal only affects actively growing hair follicles, patients may require several laser hair removal treatments to see optimal results.
How Does It Work?
During your laser hair removal treatment, you may need to wear protective eyewear if treatment is being done near the face. Your technician will then use a laser handpiece to focus precise light beams to the targeted hair. The laser light will be absorbed by the hair, disabling the growth of hair follicles. Patients may experience mild discomfort during treatment, which only lasts a second during each zap.
Those with darker hair and lighter skin tones are ideal candidates for laser hair removal. Individuals with white or gray hair may not see results since their hair has no pigment for the laser to target. Also, those who have used a tanning booth or a spray tan to achieve a tan should wait until the tan has faded to undergo treatments. A consultation with one of our laser hair removal experts can help to determine if you can benefit from this treatment.
Following laser hair removal, patients may experience mild redness and swelling in the treated areas, though ice packs can help to diminish discomfort. A series of 3-4 laser hair removal treatments are often required for patients to see significant hair reduction.
If you are interested in smooth, hair-free skin with laser hair removal in the Sugar Land area, contact our office today! Our experienced professional team will work with you to create an individualized laser hair removal treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals. For more information, visit our blog.