Laser hair removal uses safe, gentle laser technology to remove unwanted hair, which eliminates regular shaving and waxing. The laser targets the dark pigments in the follicle of an individual hair, allowing for large areas to be treated in a single session. Laser hair removal inhibits hair growth going forward by targeting the follicles in a growth cycle. Though large areas can be treated in one session, multiple sessions are often required because not all hair follicles follow the same growing cycles. The result is skin the looks and feels fresh and smooth.
Pain tolerance differs from person to person, but typically, laser hair removal causes nothing more than minimal discomfort for most people. The pulses of light penetrating your skin are described by most patients as feeling like the snap of a rubber band against the skin.
A single session can take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending on the extent of the treatment area and the thickness and density of the hair being removed. For example, hair removal on smaller areas like the lip may take 15-30 minutes, while for a larger area like the back, it may take an hour or longer.
Although this is a common question, the fact is it’s a myth. Not only will your hair grow back lighter and thinner, but it will also grow back more slowly.
While laser hair removal doesn’t permanently eliminate hair, it does dramatically reduce hair growth.
It depends on a variety of factors, including your aesthetic goals, skin condition, and hair type. The best time to undergo a procedure is during the growth stage when melatonin content in the follicle is at its highest. If the hair is removed at other stages of the growth cycle, treatment is much less efficient and effective. Thus, the likely treatment plan is 3-5 sessions every 4-6 weeks. That’s why it’s so crucial to have a consultation with the laser hair removal specialists at EllEve to find out your hair type.
Little to no recovery time is needed in the vast majority of cases. Most patients go right back to their daily schedule right after a session. It is recommended that, for the first 48-72 hours, you use sunscreen on treated areas that are exposed to the sun.
Laser hair removal has a long history of safety, but you may experience side effects such as mild redness, skin irritation, swelling, soreness, and tenderness on the treated area(s), which typically fade within a week.
In general, you can expect 6-12 months of results, with 1-2 touch-up sessions per year to maintain results.
If possible, the best time to undergo treatment is when your skin is at its palest, so it’s recommended that you avoid unnecessary sun exposure or tanning beds in the 2-4 weeks before your procedure. Also, refrain from plucking, waxing, or undergoing electrolysis in the 2 weeks prior to treatment. Finally, you should shave the targeted area 1-2 days before a session.
Yes, laser hair removal treatments are effective on all skin types. However, the lighter your skin and darker the hair, the more consistently effective your results will be.
Laser hair removal is effective for nearly any part of the body, including the following popular areas:
Laser hair removal is much faster and much more effective because it targets and removes hair over a large area in a matter of seconds. Because electrolysis involves inserting a needle to deliver an electrical charge into each hair follicle, the procedure can take more than an hour over areas that take seconds with a laser.
You don’t have to deal with unwanted hair. At EllEve Med Spa, we have over 20 years of combined experience in laser hair removal and a line of the latest laser devices with cutting-edge technology. Combine that with our experience and knowledge, and we have the hair removal solutions you’re looking for.
Contact EllEve Med Spa to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.
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