Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe, effective procedure. Your consultation will allow you to ask any questions you may have. Here are a few things you should know about this procedure:
It Works On Your Face and Body
When you think of laser hair removal, you may think of areas like the legs or bikini area. While these are very popular, many people have laser hair removal on the face. You can have this treatment almost anywhere that your body grows hair.
You Need to Prepare for It
Maximize your laser hair removal treatments with a few preparation steps. The laser only works on follicles that contain a hair root and pigment. Avoid any methods that pull out hair, such as waxing, for four weeks before treatment (you can still shave). Also, avoid bleaching, which removes the pigment and makes the hairs “invisible” to the laser.
It Takes Several Treatments
You will need more than one session to see your desired results. Most people need six to eight treatments. We space these sessions six to eight weeks apart, allowing hair follicles that had been in a resting state to become active. Over the course of treatment, most of your follicles will have completed this cycle and been treated.
Results Last a Long Time
Laser hair removal results usually last up to two years before you see much hair regrowth. This regrowth will look finer and softer than it used to be. Many people have maintenance treatments every year or two to address any stray follicles that have become active.