Everyone would like to get rid of hair on their face, legs, or body, and the common ways of hair removal, like using a razor, waxing, and indulging in allergy-inducing hair removal creams and gels, can be time-consuming. Some alternatives work much better and are easier on the skin. One alternative is laser hair removal. How effective is laser hair removal? Laser hair removal is a common semi-permanent hair removal procedure that is a great option.
Laser hair removal’s job is to destroy the follicles to reduce hair regrowth. First, the laser finds the hair by focusing on the pigment cells in the hair follicle. Then, when the melanin in the hair is targeted, the laser zaps down into the hair follicle and destroys the hair and the root.
After a few laser sessions, you no longer have to worry about pesky hair. So go ahead and cancel your waxing sessions and dump the razor and shaving cream! However, before signing up for laser hair removal, let’s review the pros.
Pros of laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a popular treatment for long-term hair reduction. It is a safe method used by thousands of people to remove or slow unwanted hair growth. In addition, laser hair removal has several advantages.
- Minimal side effects. Those side effects tend to last only a few days at most.
- Laser is cost-effective. You no longer need to spend money on expensive wax treatment, depilatory creams, or razors. Laser hair removal may cost a little bit more upfront, but over your lifetime, you will save a huge amount of money by not purchasing these other products.
- No More Ingrown Hairs. Unlike waxing, you do not have to put up with painful and unsightly ingrown hairs. You will not have razor burns or irritation, either.
- Precise. Laser hair treats hairs at the follicle. Using a laser makes it easier to treat people with darker skin tones. Plus, you will get results sooner.
- Fast and Effective. You can gain incredible hair loss within 3 to 7 sessions.
You can use laser hair removal treatments anywhere on your body, and the laser works on large areas of hair as well as small areas. Laser hair removal can benefit the face, legs, arms, underarms, back, bikini line, chest, and stomach. There is no limit to the places on your body where you can get laser hair removal.
The pain level of laser hair removal at Bella Medspa is very minimal. We use a technically advanced laser that is highly effective and essentially pain-free. Laser hair removal is said to be a lot less painful than waxing or electrolysis.
Cons of Laser Hair Removal
There are not really that many disadvantages to laser hair removal. You may have some signs of irritation like redness, itching, swelling, or tingling. These side effects are normal and will subside within a few hours. In addition, you may notice some changes to the pigment of your skin. Skin can get marginally lighter or darker, but this side effect is often only temporary.
After laser hair removal, the skin may feel sensitive to the touch and be sensitive to sunlight. This sensation is easily solved by covering up in the sun and using sunscreen.
What is Laser Light Energy?
Light energy makes up the beam of light from the laser device, and light energy does not break molecules apart. Therefore, do not confuse laser energy with ionizing radiation like x-rays that pass through the body and affect your cells on a molecular level.
Laser hair removal is not painful. Most clients describe the treatment as feeling like a rubber band is being snapped against the skin, but topical anesthetic cream may be applied upon request if you are nervous.
Laser hair removal is long-term hair reduction, and the results are not necessarily permanent. You may need occasional maintenance sessions to keep on top of it. However, most patients have found that laser hair removal is very successful, and hair growth is reduced by up to 80%. When hair does grow back, the hair that does grow is usually thinner, slower, and less noticeable.
Bella Medspa in Clarksville, TN, has certified laser technicians who can help you with laser hair removal. Bella’s technicians will ensure an effective outcome and provide the right treatments with the right equipment. Don’t hesitate to call Bella Medspa and ask them about laser hair removal. You could be dancing on the beach with a smooth and hairless body in no time.