Unwanted body hair can be embarrassing, and many of the removal methods available at the local drug store have a wide range of drawbacks. Plucking, waxing, sugaring and shaving can damage your skin and encourage ingrown hairs.
Chemical creams can smell terrible and irritate sensitive skin. If you are searching for a more ideal solution, laser hair removal may be right for you.
How the Treatment Works
Laser hair removal treatments use focused light to heat the hair shaft that is nestled below the skin in the follicles, leaving your skin untouched. This causes damage to the follicles, making them unable to produce hair.
Our hair grows in cycles, meaning not all hairs in a given area are growing at all times. This makes multiple treatments necessary, to ensure all hairs are treated during a growth period.
This also gives you the option of simply thinning hair, rather than having all of it removed entirely.
Most people need several treatments on any given body area to get a completely smooth result. If you’re satisfied with your results, you can end treatments at any point. The sensation of laser hair removal is often compared to being snapped with a rubber band.
Not everyone is right for laser hair removal. Those who suffer from certain skin disorders, such as vitiligo or psoriasis, shouldn’t receive laser as it can irritate these conditions.
Those who are currently experiencing an outbreak of acne or herpes will need to wait for their skin to clear before having treatments.
If you have a tendency to develop keloids, laser hair removal may not be right for you. Laser can only be applied to clear, unbroken skin.
Possible Side Effects
As with any medical procedure, there are possible side effects. They may include some redness and mild irritation that resolves within a few days.
Applications of Laser Hair Removal
Laser can be used on nearly any type of body hair you’d like to remove. Men may want to sharpen the edges of their beards, thin chest hair or remove back hair. Ladies may want leg hair and facial hair treated.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you’re tired of the endless grooming away of unwanted body hair, laser treatments can offer you a permanent solution.
If you’d like to discuss your options, feel free to contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the Lynnwood area.