Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure done to rid the patient of unwanted body or facial hair. It involves beaming highly concentrated light into the hair follicles.
Pigment in the follicles absorb the light and convert it into heat that destroy the hair. The procedure can be used to remove hair from the face, underarms, bikini area, legs, arms and other parts of the body.
What does the procedure involve?
The patient should not undergo electrolysis, waxing or plucking for six weeks before the treatment. Laser hair removal targets the roots of hair and the aforementioned procedures all involve temporarily removing the hair by the roots.
The patient should also avoid exposure to the sun for six weeks before and after the treatment. Exposure to the sun reduces the treatment’s effectiveness and increases the risks of complications.
Right before the treatment, the doctor will shave the patient’s hair so that it is just a few millimeters above the surface of the skin. Then, the laser apparatus will be adjusted according to the patient’s skin color, hair color, thickness and treatment site.
The patient will have to wear protective glasses or goggles during the procedure. The doctor will apply a cool gel to the patient’s skin that will both help the laser penetrate the skin and protect the skin from burns.
The doctor will then aim the laser at the treatment site.
Patients will probably need several sessions until hair stops growing. There should be four to six weeks between each session.
Who gets the best results?
People with dark hair but fair skin enjoy the best results. The laser targets the melanin in the hair which stands out. Recently, scientists have developed lasers that can be safely used on people with various skin tones and hair colors.
If you’re interested in laser hair removal, contact SeaMist MedSpa today to make an appointment. Our staff is dedicated to helping patients achieve their ideal look. We offer a variety of services to accomplish this goal. Services include laser hair removal, acne laser treatment, BOTOX®, and more.
During the consultation, we will review your concerns and answer any questions you may have regarding laser hair removal. We will develop a treatment plan so you will know the number of sessions required to help you achieve your ideal look. Starting laser hair removal now will ensure you have smooth legs to show off during the summer.