Glo Med Spa & Wellness
Hair removal has been a fundamental aspect of aesthetics and personal care for thousands of years, dating back to the days of ancient Egypt. Today, shaving is the most common type of hair removal, although many people seek alternatives for more effective and longer-lasting results. Laser hair removal has been a popular treatment for several decades, with current technology producing optimal results with minimal side effects.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser light to remove unwanted hair from the body. Laser hair removal is an effective alternative to shaving, waxing and plucking and produces much longer-lasting effects. To remove the unwanted hair, the laser uses intense heat that penetrates the skin to target the hair follicle below the skin’s surface. Once permanently destroyed, the hair follicle will be unable to grow new hairs. The average rate of hair growth is approximately half an inch per month, although this number varies from person to person. Hair grows in cycles that range between 4-10 weeks in length. Hair growth cycles differ per area of the body, with facial hair growing in 4-week cycles, and leg hair growing in longer, 8-10 week cycles. This is why it is necessary to continue hair removal treatment sessions for several months.
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
There are many factors that determine if laser hair removal is right for you. These include:
- You have light skin and dark hair
- You want longer term hair removal results
- You have a large treatment area
- You can handle some discomfort
- You understand that results from laser hair removal vary from person to person
What to expect during laser hair removal treatment?
Laser hair removal is a very popular procedure, with hundreds of treatments performed everyday in the US alone. The procedure involves using a laser to damage the hair follicles, slowing down or stopping hair growth altogether. As the laser contacts the skin, some discomfort may be present, although pain levels should be minimal, especially when compared to waxing and sugaring. The procedure is quick, typically lasting around 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated and the density of hair growth present.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal produces long-lasting results with the potential for permanent hair removal. Even after multiple treatments, it is common for some hair growth to be present. Each treatment destroys more hair follicles, and repeated treatments can produce long-term results. For the best results, follow up sessions may be required every 12 to 24 months.
How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?
The number of laser hair removal treatments needed to produce noticeable results varies from person to person. On average, people with regular hair patterns typically require 8 to 10 treatments to produce desired results. For those with thicker or denser hair growth, 10 to 12 sessions may be needed.
How does laser hair removal get rid of hair?
Laser hair removal works by damaging the hair follicles under the skin. It does this by exposing the follicles to heat. After the follicles have been damaged, they produce thinner hairs, and after several treatments, they can be completely disabled from producing new hair growth. Several sessions are needed to treat the thousands of hair follicles on the targeted areas.
If you or someone you love is tired of shaving, come to Glo Med Spa for our laser hair removal treatment. Laser hair removal is an effective alternative to waxing, sugaring and shaving, causes less pain and discomfort and garners longer-lasting results. Call us today to book an appointment for laser hair removal. We look forward to serving you!