Colder temperatures are coming, and everyone is covering up to stay warm and cozy. This may seem like a strange time to think about baring your skin, but it’s actually the perfect time. Starting with Laser Hair Removal now means you will be ready for those warmer temps and beach and bathing suit time. And the professionals at Facial Aesthetic Concepts are here to help!
Excess, unwanted body hair is an issue that is common for both men and women. For many people, shaving and/or tweezing is part of the daily routine, but it can be time-consuming and, for some people, result in skin problems due to sensitivity and razor burn. Some people turn to waxing as an option, but it isn’t perfect for everyone. There can also be issue with upkeep, particularly when it comes to the regrowth period that is needed before new waxing sessions. Finding a way to remove hair that is both long-lasting and safe is something many people want to find, and laser hair removal may be the answer.
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. For many people, this kind of hair removal is a permanent solution, with repeated treatments. Hair grows at different rates, so your first session won’t result in permanently smooth, hair-free skin, but repeated sessions make that a real possibility. It is perfectly safe to use anywhere on the body, from face to legs to the bikini area. And thanks to technological advances, laser hair removal is now an option for people of nearly any skin tone or type.
The process works in a very simple way, and it’s best when done at the hands of a skilled medical professional as opposed to a “spa.” During your session, the practitioner uses a laser beam that passes through the skin and directly into individual hair follicles. The concentrated light and heat of the laser damages the follicle, which inhibits or outright prevents future hair growth. Your sessions are done right in the comfort of our office and there is no downtime or recovery time associated with treatment. You can return to your regular daily activities as soon as you are done.
Laser hair removal offers great precision because it targets the hair follicle without disrupting or affecting the surrounding skin. Sessions are generally very quick, though the full time required does depend on how large of an area you are having treated. Each pulse of the laser treats groups of hair follicles in an area about the size of a quarter every second. But the best thing about it is how long it lasts — far longer than any other kind of hair removal option. Plus, there is evidence of permanent removal after repeated sessions. WebMD recently reported that a full 90 percent of people who have three to five sessions experienced permanent hair removal.
Because this is a laser treatment, there are some potential minor side effects to consider. These are not an issue for most people, but sometimes there is residual burning, redness, or tenderness in the area treated. In very rare cases, blistering and skin pigmentation issues also reported. Your doctor will go over any potential risks, but this is considered a safe and effective procedure for nearly everyone. And since your treatment will be in the hands of our medical professionals, you can be sure of the best treatment and the most capable practitioners.
To learn more about laser hair removal and to book your first sessions, call us today. Let us help you throw out those razors forever!