How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by aiming a concentrated beam of light at unwanted hair on the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, or other area of the body. With every pulse of light, follicles are targeted and destroyed to the point where future growth is inhibited. Just as sunlight is attracted to dark pavement or clothing, the laser’s energy is attracted to the pigment of the hair. For this reason, laser hair removal has traditionally worked best on those with dark hair and fair skin. However, new technology in laser hair removal has made it possible for those with a variety of hair types and complexions to see great results.
What can I expect from the procedure?
Just before your laser hair removal procedure, the hair in the treatment area will be trimmed to just a few millimeters. A cooling gel will be applied to protect the outer layers of your skin and to help the laser light penetrate the hair follicles. During the session, you won’t feel any pain or irritation.
For a couple of days after a laser hair removal treatment, your skin may be red and tender. Cool compresses and moisturizer will help soothe any discomfort. In the following weeks, the treated hair will begin fall out on its own. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and to wear sunscreen for the following month to prevent changes in color to the treated skin.
Will I really never have to shave or wax again?
While you will see results after the first treatment, most patients need a series of laser hair removal sessions for an extended hair-free period. Hair grows in cycles, and each follicle needs to be caught in the growth phase in order for the treatment to be successful. Finishing the entire series of treatments is crucial for long-lasting hair reduction and enjoying smooth, sexy skin year round.
Ready to banish unwanted hair for good?
Imagine a life without razor burn, ingrown hairs, or painful last-minute Brazilians when you want to hit the beach with your girlfriends. Laser hair removal presents an effective, long-lasting solution to silky smooth underarms, legs, and bikini line without worry or the annoyance of constant upkeep.
At Viva Wellness in San Diego, we offer a complete laser hair removal solution for the silky smooth skin you’ve always wanted. Dr. Tachuk consults with each of his patients individually to assess their cosmetic goals and develop the best possible course of treatment for exceptional results. Call us today to schedule an appointment! We look forward to your visit.