If you are like most women, you don’t enjoy shaving your legs every day. You want to do it because you desire to have smooth legs, but the actual process of shaving can be tedious, uncomfortable and even dangerous. As for the rest of your body, waxing and plucking the hair on these areas can be anything but fun. Fortunately, advancements in technology have made it possible for both women and men to achieve smooth, hair-free skin for long periods of time.
Laser hair removal is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure. With this treatment, a laser beam passes through the client’s skin to affect the underlying hair follicles and thus prevent more hair from growing. Since the laser only works on actively growing hair and not dormant follicles, the client typically needs several treatments to get the desired results.
How Does It Work?
Laser hair removal involves a process called “selective thermolysis.” The laser targets the hair, which absorbs the laser’s light and heat. As a result, the hair in the follicle becomes disabled so that it is unable to grow hair.
Patients have reported only minimal discomfort during the procedure, and this can be managed through special cooling devices. Some patients compare the feeling to that of being snapped by a rubber band.
There are various types of lasers that can be used for laser hair removal; however, they all have the same purpose, which is to alter the hair in the follicle so that any hair growth is discouraged. The treatment is safe and effective when performed by one of our skilled technicians.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Your candidacy for laser hair removal will ultimately be determined during a consultation at our office. Generally speaking, however, good candidates for this treatment have excess hair on their body or face that they want to get rid of. They are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for what laser hair removal can accomplish. They are also willing to come to our office for multiple sessions in order to achieve the desired results.
At SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown, our team of highly qualified professionals can help you determine if laser hair removal can benefit you. This simple, effective treatment may be all that you need to say goodbye to your razors and say hello to smooth, hair-free skin. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.