Are you thinking to yourself, “Is laser hair removal really all that it’s cut out to be?” or “Is laser hair removal right for me?” Well look no further, Pure Luxe Medical has the answers for you. We strive to not only provide you with the best treatment options available, but also to help you make the most informed decision possible, so here is our Laser Hair Removal 101, and you’ll never need to pluck, tweeze or wax again.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an intense, pulsating beam of light to remove unwanted hair from the body.
Who is laser hair removal for?
Basically anyone with unwanted hair on their body is a viable candidate for laser hair removal, both men and women alike. That includes, but is not limited to: legs, arms, chest, underarm, bikini, back, etc.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by sending a laser beam through the skin to target each individual hair follicle. The heat from the laser then damages the hair follicle, which prevents the hair from regrowing in the future. Don’t be scared of the way it sounds, laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures done in the United States.
How long does it take?
Laser hair removal treatments are relatively quick and require zero downtime. They usually take from 20 minutes to an hour (depending on the treatment size) and you can go right back to work or to pick up your kids right from the doctor’s office. You will likely need multiple sessions, depending on the area you’re treating.
Is there anything to plan for prior to treatment?
It is best avoid long-term sun exposure prior to treatment as sun burnt areas cannot be treated with the laser. You should also shave any unwanted hair from treatment areas, if not, hair will be removed for you at our office for a fee.
Is there any recovery post treatment?
Most patients tend to only experience slight redness in treated areas, if any, following the treatment. There is no required downtown, however, it is best and highly advised to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen regularly on the treated areas.
Does laser hair removal work for all skin types?
Laser hair removal works on both light and dark skin types, however, works best on patients with light skin and dark hair as lighter color hair is harder for the laser beams to target.
What to expect during laser hair removal treatments?
Prior to procedure beginning, any visible hair will be trimmed or removed with a razor right above the skin surface. The laser equipment is then adjusted according to the location being treated, skin color and hair thickness.
Once the laser is ready, the treatment begins. The laser will travel across the treatment area sending small beams of light below the skin’s surface to target the hair follicles. While pain levels vary from person to person, most don’t experience any pain greatly than a light pinch.
For those with a lower pain tolerance, over the counter topical numbing creams can be purchased and applied prior to treatment.
How long does it last?
While it’s called laser hair removal, the treatment effects are not “permanent”. However, after six to eight treatments you can expect to see a significant reduction in the amount and thickness of hair growth.
This varies on a case by case basis depending on hair color, thickness and all the other factors involved, however, after 8 treatments most patients see a completion reduction in hair growth. Small regrowth may happen six to twelve months after the final treatment, but these can easily be treated with small touch up appointments.
How much does it cost?
Most patients find laser hair removal prices to be surprisingly affordable given the long-term benefit but prices do range from patient to patient and vendor to vendor. Treatment costs vary greatly based on the desired size of target area, number of treatments and the thickness of hair. Typical treatments usually range from $150 to $500 per session.
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If you already know that laser hair removal treatments are the solution for you, give us a call at 424.277.1642 to schedule your first appointment. And be sure to take advantage of our laser hair removal sale. You deserve to live hair free – treat yourself today.
If you still have questions or aren’t sure if laser hair removal treatments are for you, make an appointment or schedule a complimentary skin and beauty consultation with our medical provider today. Our knowledgeable, licensed and experienced team will help you find the best solution for you. Please call us at 424.277.1642 or contact us through our website.