Whether you’re a man or woman, there’s a good chance you have unwanted hair somewhere on your body. You’ve probably even wondered if and how you can get rid of it for good.
If that sounds like you, you’ll be happy to learn that it’s possible to achieve a permanent reduction in hair growth with laser hair removal treatments at Spa West.
You may have heard of laser hair removal before, but you likely don’t know everything you should about this popular cosmetic procedure.
From basic questions like, “What is laser hair removal?” to more targeted inquiries, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about laser hair removal in Westlake, OH.
1. What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is somewhat of a catch-all term for any treatment that uses lasers or light-based technology to inhibit hair growth. There are numerous lasers that can remove unwanted hair. We will determine which laser is right for you based on your skin tone, skin sensitivity, and hair color.
Laser hair removal is FDA-approved for men and women and is considered safe when done by a professional.
2. How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by using a targeted form of light energy to permanently damage the hair follicles responsible for unwanted hair growth. When exposed to high levels of energy, your hair follicles heat up and become damaged and weakened. Over time, the follicles are destroyed completely and can’t regrow hair.
Laser hair removal is precise enough to target specific hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin.
3. Why Is Laser Hair Removal Better than Other Hair Removal Methods?
Although there are many hair removal methods to choose from, more people are turning to laser hair removal because it offers unique advantages over other methods, including:
Many people find laser hair removal to be more comfortable than waxing or tweezing. Additionally, coming into our office once every six weeks for treatment is far more convenient than tweezing daily or shaving weekly.
Although the initial investment is steeper than any other method, laser hair removal is often more affordable in the long run. The costs of shaving and waxing can quickly add up to several hundred dollars every year.
Perhaps laser hair removal’s biggest advantage over other methods is its permanence. No other hair removal method can offer the same long-term results as laser hair removal.
4. What Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?
Laser hair removal is a versatile treatment that can be used anywhere unwanted body hair appears. Some of the most popular treatment areas we target include:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
With so many treatment options, it’s easy to eliminate unwanted body hair anywhere you find it.
5. Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
If smooth, hair-free skin is a goal of yours, chances are that you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal. There’s no ideal age to get laser hair removal, and treatment is available for people of all sizes.
In order to be approved for treatment, you should be in good overall health and free of skin infections or conditions that could complicate treatment. We will assess your skin and determine whether you’re a good candidate when you visit us for your initial consultation.
6. What Is Laser Hair Removal Treatment Like?
Laser hair removal treatment is simple, straightforward, and performed directly in our Westlake medspa. Treatment is relatively quick and only lasts 15 minutes to an hour, depending on what area or areas you want to treat.
During treatment, we guide the laser hair removal device across the treatment area and let it work its magic. Although most people find the treatment tolerable, we can apply a topical anesthetic before we begin to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
7. How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
Most people need between three and six sessions of laser hair removal to see their desired results. However, it’s important to note that the exact number of sessions you’ll need will depend on several factors, including the texture and density of your hair and how well your body responds to treatment.
You will notice gradual results after each session. You can expect your hair to take longer to regrow and to grow back sparser than before.
8. How Can I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
Most laser hair removal treatments are attracted to the pigment in your hair. That’s why it’s important to refrain from shaving, waxing, or tweezing for at least four to six weeks prior to your scheduled treatment.
9. What Should I Expect After Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
After laser hair removal treatment, it’s normal for your skin to feel warm or appear slightly red. This should go away within 24 hours and is no cause for concern.
However, your skin is more vulnerable to sun damage immediately after treatment, so it’s important to protect your skin in the weeks afterward. Avoid direct sunlight exposure as much as possible and apply a strong sunscreen before going outside.
Get Your Body Ready for Summer
Laser hair removal is available all year long, although many people prefer to start treatment in the winter so that by the time summer comes around, body hair is a concern of the past.