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Laser Hair Removal

Are you tired of dealing with unwanted hair? Then, it may be time to consider laser hair removal. This permanent method of getting rid of unwanted hair works on any part of your body, and it’s safe, fast, and effective for all skin types. Here are the details.

 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal targets hair follicles with pulses of light from a laser. The pigment in each hair follicle draws the laser toward it—this is similar to how dark objects attract sunlight. That process renders the follicle unable to work, and the hair never comes back.

 

Does Laser Hair Removal Use Lasers?

In most cases, laser hair removal uses lasers. However, some salons offer intense pulsed light. While that can work for some procedures, it is not as effective for hair removal. For best results, choose a spa that uses lasers.

 

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

Generally, a laser hair removal appointment takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. It depends on how large the area being worked on is. However, it generally takes three or more sessions for the hair removal to be complete. Your doctor can let you know how much time your laser hair removal is going to take.

 

Can You Tan When You Do Laser Hair Removal?

Because the lasers are drawing to pigment, the process works best if your skin is not tanned. Ideally, you should come to the spa with your skin in its natural, untanned state. To that end, avoid tanning either before or immediately after the laser hair removal appointment. That includes tanning outside, in a tanning bed, or with creams or spray-on tans.

 

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

If you come to all of your sessions, the hair should be permanently removed. However, there are some exceptions. Talk with your medspa specialist to see what the results are likely to be in your condition. Some spas also offer follow up appointments to take care of stray hairs in the very rare cases where they pop up.

 

Are There Side Effects to Laser Hair Removal?

In most cases, patients don’t experience serious side effects, but you may experience a skin breakout. That is temporary, but to safeguard against it, you may want to use a hydrocortisone or antibacterial cream. Additionally, some patients get swelling or redness, similar to what they might get after waxing.

 

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

The process is not completely painless, but most clients don’t find it that painful. They compare it to the feeling of a pinch or a rubber band snapping against their skin. However, this is a short process, and once it’s complete, you don’t have to worry about hair removal. That means no more painful waxing, no more razor burn, and no more unwanted cuts. Trading all that pain for a few “rubber band snaps” is well worth it for most people.

 

Ready for laser hair removal? Then, contact us at The Graivier Center today. We are an Atlanta based medspa providing a variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation services. That includes laser hair removal, Botox, breast augmentation, and more.