Would you say that your legs look great all of the time? If you wax or use a razor to get rid of unwanted hair, you have likely would answer no to that question. You either spend extended periods of time with unwanted hair growth or you deal with razor burn, ingrown hairs, or cuts. More and more people are taking advantage of laser hair reduction in order to achieve semi-permanent hair reduction. If you are ready to take the next step and say goodbye to unwanted hair for good, we invite you to learn more about these treatments.
How Does the Treatment Work?
There are various treatments that can be used in order to reduce the growth of hair on the body. The main idea is to emit some type of energy and direct it at the hair follicles. For example, light energy or heat may be directed at the hair follicles in order to damage them. When this treatment is performed during an active growing stage, hair follicles will be permanently damaged. Treatments need to be spaced about a month apart in order for a person to enjoy long-lasting results.
Some individuals have heard that laser hair removal just burns off the hair. This is not the case. If the hair was just burned off, it is likely that the skin would also be damaged. However, because the energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, the skin is left completely unharmed. A cooling device is typically used during the treatment in order for a person to feel as comfortable as possible.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Reduction
You do not have to do a lot of work in order to prepare for laser hair reduction. However, there are some things that you need to know ahead of time. First, you need to avoid exposing your skin to the sun for about a month or two before your treatment and in between sessions. You will also need to avoid sun exposure after your final session.
If you regularly wax or pluck unwanted hair in the area is where you would like to receive treatment, you should avoid doing this for at least four to six weeks before your treatment. Plucking and waxing remove hair follicles. You want these hair follicles in place in order to be treated by the laser. You can shave away unwanted hair before the initial session and in between the following sessions.
Would You Like to Learn More?
Laser hair reduction has been able to help thousands of individuals to say goodbye to unwanted hair. If you are interested in finding out if it is right for you, visit SkinMD Seattle to learn more. We are conveniently located in Seattle, WA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!