Laser hair removal is a great option for those seeking to achieve more permanent results compared to shaving and waxing.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal works by using heat to destroy hair roots. The light from the laser is absorbed by the hair pigment. The heat damages the hair follicles, inhibiting future growth.
While many patients choose to remove unwanted leg or underarm hair, laser hair removal works anywhere on the body.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
In the weeks prior to your initial laser hair removal session, don’t wax or pluck unwanted hair. Remove that hair via shaving. You must shave the area the day before your first laser hair removal session. Since you want a close shave, use a new razor.
Avoid sun tanning or tanning beds before your first session and until you have finished the process. Tanned skin may not absorb the laser light sufficiently. That means it may not reach the hair follicle root.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
At Enhance® Medical Center, we use the ICON laser hair removal device. The ICON targets areas of unwanted hair precisely and does not hurt. Waxing is generally more painful than ICON laser hair removal treatments.
How Long are Treatments?
Each laser hair removal treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes. Each patient will require a different number of sessions based on how well they respond to the laser treatments.
After a Laser Hair Removal Treatment
After each treatment, you may want to put an ice pack on the area if experiencing mild discomfort. It’s a good idea to use moisturizing lotion on the treatment area for dry skin prevention. Side effects of laser hair removal are rare. Some people may experience temporary irritation or redness.
When Do I See Results?
You will see a difference with each treatment. Hair in the treated area grows back thinner than before. Once your treatment sessions are completed, unwanted hair is gone for good. You may need to undergo an annual maintenance session to keep errant hairs at bay.
Schedule a Laser Hair Removal Treatment at Enhance®
Would you like to make shaving or waxing a thing of the past? Learn more about laser hair removal and its benefits by contacting the best cosmetic team in Beverly Hills. Please call (310) 271-5954 to schedule a consultation.