There are many ways to remove unwanted hair from your body, including shaving and waxing to increase your attractiveness score. Most people think waxing is the best way to get rid of unwanted hair. Unlike shaving, you do not have to worry about ingrown hairs with waxing. However, dermatologists at Florida Lakes Spa understand that waxing is not the most efficient way of getting rid of your unwanted hair. There are areas where your hair will grow back after only a few days forcing you to go through the process all over again.
One of the more permanent techniques to lose your hair is laser hair removal. However, many people are skeptical about the technique. It would be best if you researched the matter to determine what makes the time, pain, and cost of removing your hair using laser beams worth it.
What is laser hair removal?
This technique of getting rid of unwanted hair uses pulses of highly concentrated light coming from a laser. As your hair follicles take in the light, it gets damaged on a microscopic level. After completing a maximum of six sessions, many patients report permanent hair loss.
What is the hair growth cycle?
Your hair follicles are all at different stages of the hair growth cycle. Some are in the growth phase, whereas some are in the resting phase and those falling out. Understanding your hair growth cycle is crucial to appreciating the need for multiple laser treatment sessions. One complete hair cycle takes about one month. Therefore, your treatments will be scheduled for at least four weeks apart.
What to expect during your laser hair removal appointment
Your dermatologist will approach your treatment methodically and zap the hairs by passing the laser up and down in straight lines. You might experience some slight discomfort, especially if you have sensitive skin or if your area of treatment is the underarm, upper lip, or bikini line. You might also get slight redness following each session which dies down after a few days leaving a hair-free spot. Many patients start noticing considerable differences in their skin after the third appointment.
Is it better to book an in-office laser treatment procedure or use at-home equipment?
Laser hair removal works, and it is why the markets today are introducing state-of-the-art devices that help patients complete their treatments in the comfort of their homes. Although the convenience of these at-home treatments is enticing, it is still best that you practice caution and consult with a doctor before zapping away the hair while stilling on your couch.
At-home laser equipment is usually less intense but can cause serious complications, especially if you do not understand the science and medical relevance of the laser concerning your skin and hair. Most patients push their treatments harder because they think they can handle them and achieve better results after a short while. Contact Florida Lakes Spa to learn more about how laser treatment works and find out if it is the proper treatment for you to eliminate unwanted hair permanently.