Plucking, waxing, or shaving hair from your face, underarms, back, and other areas requires almost constant maintenance. It can also be expensive and uncomfortable. Excessive hair growth in some areas can make you feel self-conscious or simply not project the aesthetic you prefer.
People with problematic hair growth may even miss out on fun or important opportunities because hair maintenance disrupts their ability to be spontaneous. Laser hair removal from SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA, can take care of unwanted hair and give you the softer-looking skin you desire.
Laser hair removal service significantly reduces the amount of hair in the treatment area and minimizes the hair that grows back. Any hair that does return is finer and lighter. With occasional maintenance appointments, you can enjoy the benefits of soft, glowing skin without painful plucking or constant shaving.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal uses light energy to damage hair follicles so they can’t grow hair again. Laser technology makes it possible to safely remove hair and reduce regrowth painlessly on all skin types.
Both men and women use laser treatment to remove unwanted hair on all areas of the body. The treatment works best on hair that’s dark and easily visible.
The laser system emits a quick pulse of light, targeting and heating individual hair follicles. The heat essentially destroys the follicle and causes individual hairs to fall out. The laser light heats the skin, and we simultaneously apply cooling technology to prevent damage to the surrounding area and keep the patient comfortable.
No technology can guarantee 100% hair removal, but the laser hair removal service we provide significantly reduces hair, even after just one appointment. Depending on the size of the body area and the amount of hair present, it may take multiple sessions to complete the treatment and deliver lasting results.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Laser hair removal provides long-term results. Most patients see a permanent reduction of hair growth in treatment areas. If hair does grow back, it’s lighter and finer than it was before treatment. Your skin type and the texture and color of your hair are factors that influence the outcome.
Laser hair removal results are long-lasting. Maintenance treatments may be needed once or twice a year to maintain your look.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
The removal of unwanted hair is an exciting benefit and the reason people seek laser hair removal, but there are several more reasons to consider getting laser hair removal service. Some of the unexpected benefits include the following:
Laser hair removal sessions typically take around 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Long-lasting hair removal means you will spend less time — if any — plucking, shaving, or removing hair at home. You can also skip the waxing appointments.
No Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs from shaving or waxing may be small, but the inflammation and irritation they can cause can feel huge, especially if they become infected. Laser removal does not cause ingrown hairs and helps eliminate this problem because it takes away the need to wax or shave.
Improved Skin Texture
Traditional hair removal methods can irritate your skin, leaving it bumpy and rough. Because it removes the need to shave or wax as often, laser hair removal helps prevent irritation and gives you smoother skin with a softer texture.
If you regularly spend money on waxing services, hair removal creams, razors, wax strips, or any of the other products you’ve tried to remove unwanted hair, you know the costs can add up quickly. Because laser hair removal produces long-lasting results, it can save you money in the long run.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal Treatment
All of the services we offer are performed by trained and qualified certified medical professionals. Your laser hair treatment will begin with a consultation to determine your goals and make sure you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.
During the consultation, we encourage you to ask questions about the procedure. We’re happy to take the time to address any concerns and to make sure that we can achieve your desired results.
During the treatment, you will lie comfortably on the treatment table with provided protective eye goggles. It may be necessary to partially disrobe, depending on the treatment area. We’ll apply a cooling gel to your skin to help the laser penetrate follicles safely.
After a “test pulse” to make sure the laser is effective on your skin and hair type, the full treatment will begin. The handheld laser wand emits a precise, pinpoint beam of light to target individual hair follicles. Small areas like the chin or above the lip take only a few minutes to complete, while large areas like the back or legs can take up to 60 minutes.
The procedure is safe, comfortable, simple, and effective.
There’s no downtime required after laser hair removal. You can return to your normal activity immediately after the appointment. Aftercare instructions are few and will be provided at that time. We recommend that you avoid any harsh cleansers or exfoliants on the treated area.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?
Most people are good candidates for laser hair removal service. If you’re tired of messy and painful waxing, the irritation that comes with frequent shaving, and the ongoing chore of traditional hair removal methods, it’s time to consider laser treatments.
Contact SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA, for more information or to book your consultation now.