31 Jan Laser Hair Removal at Live Skin: Say Goodbye to Razors
Almost everyone has unwanted hair on his or her body. Traditional hair removal routines are often painful, tedious, and expensive over time. Shaving only last for a day, waxing only for a week or so, but neither lasts forever. However, laser hair removal means you can finally say goodbye to razors.
At Live Skin Health & Rejuvenation Center, we offer the most modern technology for comfortable, effective laser hair removal treatments. This allows you to achieve smooth, hair-free skin efficiently, quickly, and affordable. Our specialized laser offers two types of laser systems: an Alexandrite laser and a high-powered Nd:YAG laser. These two different wavelengths can be used to treat patients with all skin types and skin tones. In addition, our laser offers a Smart Cool system, which cools down the skin following the treatment, making the procedure more comfortable for the patient.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that employs a laser, which is a pulsating, intense beam of light. This procedure is used to remove unwanted hair from the face, underarms, legs, arms, bikini line, chest, or back. During the laser hair removal procedure, a laser beam passes through the skin and targets the individual hair follicle. This intense heat damages the hair follicle, which stops or slows further hair growth.
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is best for people with light skin and dark hair. However, new technology now allows people with darker skin to have laser treatments. Hair color and skin type influence the success rate of laser hair removal because the laser beam targets hair with lots of melanin.
How many treatments will I need?
Laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth. However, for permanent hair removal, a person must have several laser treatments followed by periodic maintenance procedures. The treatments are scheduled every 2-3 months, over the course of 2-3 years.
How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
Before your laser hair removal treatment, you will meet with the doctor for a consultation. The doctor will review your medical history, ask questions about your medication use, and discuss the procedure risks and benefits. In addition, the doctor will take before and after photos of your treatment areas. To prepare for laser hair removal you should:
- Avoid waxing, plucking, and electrolysis – These methods disturb the hair follicle and will interfere with laser hair removal. Shaving is usually recommended, since it preserves the hair follicle and shaft.
- Stay out of the sun – A tan will increase the risk for skin lightening and interfere with the laser beam penetration. The doctor usually requests that you stay out of the sun or tanning beds for six weeks before your scheduled treatment.
Laser hair removal can lead to mild skin irritation. This involves temporary redness, discomfort, and swelling of the treatment area. In addition, risks include blistering, scarring, crusting, and skin texture changes. Your treatment area may lighten after a laser treatment, which primarily affects those with darker skin.
What can I expect during the procedure?
The doctor first cleans the skin using an antiseptic, and trims away excess hair. Holding a hand-held laser device about the skin, the laser beam then is passed through the skin to the tiny follicles. The intense heat form the laser beam will damage the follicles, which prevents hair growth. Treating a small area only takes 10-20 minutes, whereas treating the back can take up to 2 hours.
Live Skin Health & Rejuvenation Center offers the latest technology for laser hair removal that is virtually painless! It is very effective and long lasting. Call us today to hear about our current specials.