Are you tired of constantly having to pluck, wax, or shave unwanted body hair? This common cosmetic problem can be easily corrected with a procedure known as laser hair removal. This safe and effective treatment is a permanent solution for the removal of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal allows you to permanently remove hair so that you can spend more time engaging in activities you actually enjoy.
Laser hair removal involves the use of a laser that emits highly focused light into your hair follicles. Your hair follicles that produce unwanted body hair will absorb this energy, destroying the follicles and the hair that they produce. The treated follicles will longer be able to grow hair.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
One of the main benefits that our patients appreciate is the incredible precision offered by cosmetic lasers. This technology allows us to target only coarse hairs and leave surrounding skin intact. This also means that your recovery time will be far shorter than many other types of cosmetic treatments since there is less healing involved.
Another key benefit to undergoing laser hair removal is the speed of the treatment. Each laser pulse takes place in a tiny fraction of a second, treating numerous hairs simultaneously. The upper lip area can be treated in under a minute, while larger areas like the legs and back can take up to one hour.
Preparing for Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure
There is a lot more to laser hair removal than simply removing unwanted hair. This is a serious medical procedure requiring quite a bit of training to perform safely and effectively.
In the weeks leading up to your treatment, you should refrain from waxing, plucking, and electrolysis. The reason for this is that the laser targets the roots of your hair. If it finds nothing there, your results will be extremely limited. Call Restore Beauty to speak with trained professionals if you wish to learn more about how to prepare for your treatment.
Prior to your treatment, the hair in the treatment area will be shaved down. We then adjust the laser according to the thickness, color, and location of the hair and the treatment area.
Depending upon the precise type of laser used for your laser hair removal procedure, both you and your technician may be required to wear some form of eye protection. You may also need to have a cold gel or cooling device applied to the superficial layers of your skin to protect it.
In the month after your treatment, the treated hair will fall out. You will need to wear a good sunscreen during this period to prevent unwelcome changes in the color of the skin that was treated.