Do you wish you could eliminate unwanted hair? If you’re dreaming of a hair removal solution that doesn’t irritate your skin like shaving or waxing, laser hair removal may be the perfect solution for you. What’s great about this treatment is the results are very long-lasting. This means you won’t need to think about maintenance. How quickly should you expect to see the results of your treatment at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in West Chester, OH? Read on to find out.
How Soon Do You Get Results From Laser Hair Removal?
Treatment sessions are spaced four to six weeks apart depending on many factors. Depending on the region of the body you are trying to remove unwanted hair from, you may need between five and 10 sessions. Typically, the destroyed hair follicles shed their visible hair within a week of treatment. Therefore, assuming you need five sessions spaced four weeks apart, you should expect to see the final results of treatment within 21 weeks of your first session.
An Important Caveat
As noted above, the region of the body the unwanted hair is being removed from affects how many treatment sessions are needed. That said, other factors affect how many sessions are required to achieve ideal results.
For example, the contrast between your skin tone and hair color affects the number of sessions you will need. You will need fewer sessions if there is a significant contrast between your skin tone and hair color. For example, you may only need four or five sessions if you have very dark hair and pale skin.
What Results Can I Expect From This Hair Removal Treatment?
You can expect permanent results from laser hair removal treatments. Besides eliminating unwanted hair for good, there are many benefits associated with this treatment. For example, you can attend any spontaneous event, such as a trip to the pool, without worrying about whether you have unwanted hair. You will have the freedom to wear whatever you want at any time with confidence.
Additionally, you will never wake up with itchy stubble abrasive rubbing against your comforter. Rather, you will wake up with flawlessly smooth, comfortable skin every morning. Furthermore, you will never again have to worry about razor burn, razor bumps, pain, rashes, or other skin irritation.
How Does This Treatment Work?
There are lots of problems with traditional hair removal methods. That said, the most significant problem associated with these methods is they provide short-term results. They don’t cure the root cause of the problem; they only treat the symptoms of the problem. Laser hair removal is different because it cures the root cause of the visible hair. Using highly advanced light technology, the hair follicles in the active phase of the growth cycle are destroyed.
Sessions must be scheduled four to six weeks apart because the hair follicles in your problem areas are in different phases. For example, after your first session, you won’t notice any more visible hairs because the laser destroyed all of the active follicles. Three to five weeks after that, you will see new hairs in the treated area because the laser doesn’t affect the hair follicles in other stages of the hair growth cycle.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Having your hair follicles burned by laser light may sound scary or painful. Rest assured, this FDA-approved treatment is completely safe. Regardless of your gender or the tone, type, or texture of your skin, no harm will come to you during this treatment. One significant advantage this treatment has over alternative hair removal methods is no skin irritation or pain will occur.
The highly advanced, medical-grade laser we use during treatment will target only the active hair follicles. In other words, your skin will not be affected in any way. There is no risk of bleaching, burning, or other side effects. Furthermore, you won’t experience any pain during this treatment. Your skin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic before the session begins.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Laser Therapy?
Another great thing about laser hair removal is it can be used virtually anywhere. Athletes most commonly use this treatment to remove unwanted hair from their arms so they can more easily make weight. Women commonly opt for this treatment to remove unwanted hair from the bikini line, Brazilian area, underarms, legs, and face.
Men commonly seek laser hair removal to thin out facial hair, reducing the frequency at which they need to trim their beard and mustache. Men also commonly have unwanted hair removed permanently from the back and chest. Note, for the most part, only six sessions are required to remove all of the unwanted hair from the aforementioned regions.
Love Living With Smooth, Hair-Free Skin
Don’t waste your time removing unwanted hair daily, weekly, or monthly. Opt for laser hair removal and enjoy permanent hair removal. To find out if this innovative technique is right for you, contact us today at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in West Chester, OH to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to the opportunity to help you remove unwanted hair painlessly and permanently.