Is the hassle of shaving your legs, bikini line, or back (guys!) taking up too much grooming time? Are you tired of making waxing appointments or plucking away unwanted hair?
Well, laser hair removal might just be the answer to your hairy woes. After just a few appointments, you achieve permanent hair reduction, so you can say farewell to razors, waxing appointments, and depilatories.
Here’s what we here at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center want you to know about laser hair removal. A short consultation with experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yaqub Baraki can help you determine if the procedure is right for you.
About laser hair removal
Laser hair removal involves directing highly concentrated beams of light into hair follicles, effectively destroying them and inhibiting future hair growth.
Hair grows in cycles, however, so laser hair removal isn't a one-and-done deal. The laser process only works when your hair is in a growth cycle, and not all hair is in the same stage at the same time. Thus, it typically requires multiple sessions, spaced out over a period of several months, to achieve the best results.
So, be prepared for some patience and commitment before you can confidently stash away your razor.
A tolerable treatment
The pain factor when it comes to laser hair removal isn’t a deal breaker for most people. When it comes to pain, the intensity of laser hair removal varies from person to person. Some may experience mild discomfort, while others might find it more akin to a rubber band snapping against the skin.
The modern laser machines used here at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center incorporate cooling mechanisms to minimize any potential discomfort during the process.
The best candidates
Laser hair removal works best on those who have dark hair and fair skin. The contrast between the skin and hair color allows the laser to effectively target the hair follicles.
If you have light hair or darker skin tones, you might still be able to undergo the procedure; it may just take a few extra sessions. Schedule a consultation at our office to find out more about your eligibility and expected results. We will assess your skin type, hair color, and medical history to determine if you’re the ideal candidate for the procedure.
We’ll also help you understand what to expect and any necessary precautions you need to take before and after your appointment. For example, stay out of the sun for a few weeks before your appointment because laser hair removal doesn’t work as well on tanned skin. Afterward, you’ll also want to stay out of the sun because your skin is temporarily more sensitive to ultraviolet rays.
Permanence of laser hair removal
Ready to ditch your razor for good? Well, for some people, laser hair removal isn't entirely permanent. Although it can drastically reduce hair growth, there's a chance that some hair follicles may recover and start producing new hair over time. However, the regrowth is usually finer and less noticeable than before. So, even if you aren’t completely hair-free forever, you can expect a significant reduction in the need for regular hair removal methods.
If you’re ready to experience a significant reduction in hair growth for the long-term, contact Lansdowne Aesthetic Center to set up a consultation. Call today, or use this website to schedule your appointment.