Are you ready to say goodbye to your razor, wax, or bleach? Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure offered by Aspire Plastic Surgery. These targeted treatments can help to remove hair from your face, arms, legs, and other areas of your body.
Keep reading to get your top questions about laser hair removal, answered.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses pulses of laser light to remove unwanted hair from selected areas of the body.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal targets the pigment in the hair follicle with laser light. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment, and this energy is then converted into heat. This heat destroys the hair follicle, which prevents future hair growth.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
There are many benefits to laser hair removal, including:
- It is a permanent solution for unwanted hair.
- It is less painful than other hair removal methods, like waxing.
- It targets specific areas of the body.
- It is a quick and easy procedure.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of laser hair removal can vary depending on the size of the treatment area, the number of treatments required, and the laser used. You can schedule a consultation with us to discuss your specific needs and treatment costs.
How long does laser hair removal take?
Depending on the area you are having treated, a session can take anywhere from several minutes to several hours.
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
The number of laser hair removal treatments required depends on several factors, including the color and thickness of your hair, the laser used, and your skin type. Typically, we recommend 6-8 treatments for optimal results.
How can I prepare for laser hair removal?
There are a few things you can do to prepare for laser hair removal, including:
- Shave the treatment area before your appointment.
- Avoid sun exposure before treatment.
- Arrive at your appointment with clean skin.
What should I expect during laser hair removal?
During laser hair removal, protective eyewear will shield your eyes from the laser light. As the laser passes over the treatment area, you may feel a slight sensation as it pulses.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Pain is minimal with laser hair reduction, and topical anesthesia is not usually needed.
Are there any risks or side effects of laser hair removal?
Potential side effects of laser hair removal, though typically mild and temporary, include:
- Skin irritation
- Pigmentation changes
- In rare cases, blistering and scarring
What should I expect after laser hair removal?
After laser hair removal, you may experience some redness and swelling in the treatment area. You should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. You may also experience some shedding of the treated hair over the next few days.
Are You Ready to Ditch Your Razor and Wax?
As you can see, laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment with relatively easy recovery. If you have any questions we haven’t answered here, don’t hesitate to ask us.
Dr. Lee and the Aspire team are ready to create a laser hair removal treatment plan for you. Now is the perfect time to start your laser hair sessions to get you ready for spring and summer 2023! Book your consultation today!