Managing unwanted body hair can often become troublesome and time consuming. With shaving and waxing, that smooth finish is short lived. The hair quickly returns with an even more unpleasant stubble effect that nobody wants to feel. However, with a series of convenient laser hair removal treatments, you should not have to worry about your unwanted hair for quite some time, if ever again.
Call (781) 519-4788 to talk to our Canton and Watertown laser hair removal team!
Many individuals will experience hair removal that lasts for many years. Others may require some additional treatments over time. Each patient responds differently to treatment. The frequency is handled on a case-by-case basis.
In the weeks prior to laser hair removal treatment, avoid any forms of tanning, waxing and peels. The reasoning behind this is that the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which would be temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. Also, avoid doing anything that darkens the skin before treatment, because it will likely render the laser less effective.
Laser hair removal works quickly and efficiently by emitting heat energy down into the hair follicles using the Candela GentleMax Pro laser. This heat energy precisely disables the cells, which shuts down the production of new hair growth. The process is effective because the darker pigment of hair absorbs the large majority of the heat energy, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
Laser hair removals works by emitting concentrated beams of light directly at the hair. The light is absorbed by darker pigments in contrast to your skin, like your hair, and the heat damages hair follicles to prevent future growth while leaving the surrounding skin largely unaffected.
Laser is more effective and longer lasting that other methods of hair removal because it tackles the problem at the source rather than just the hair that is showing. In some cases, multiple treatments may be needed because hair grows in cycles and hair that is not protruding from the skin will likely not be immediately affected.
The laser used in the hair-removal procedure can be adjusted to suit various pigments of skin and hair. However, in general, more pigmented or darker skin tends to make laser hair removal less effective and could increase the risk of potential complications after treatment. In addition, treatments performed on red, blonde, and gray hair are not generally as effective, because they absorb less heat.
After the laser hair removal treatment, avoiding sun exposure whenever possible for six weeks is highly advisable. It is also a good idea to avoid wearing any perfumes, deodorants, or any product that could irritate the treatment areas for a few weeks after the treatment. It’s normal to see some redness and swelling of the hair follicle in the following days. Any pain or discomfort can be managed easily with over-the-counter pain medications; most of the time, this is not necessary. Our team does provide a prescription antiseptic cream that is applied topically to the treated areas.
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal, contact our Canton laser hair removal spa to schedule a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we will review your medical history initial consultation, the patient’s medical history is reviewed and the dermatologist will examine the areas requested for treatment.
This is also a good time for the patient to ask all the questions they may have regarding the treatments. The team will be sure to provide all the information needed to have a thorough understanding of what to expect and any potential risks that may be involved.
Call UniQ Laser Center at (781) 519-4788 now to set up your first appointment.