Both men and women suffer from unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal has been growing in popularity due to the time and money it can save on waxing, shaving and creams. Here is a quick guide to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.
Laser hair removal can remove hair from almost any body part, including the face, underarms, back, legs, chest, abdomen, arms and bikini area. Laser hair removal is performed by using energy to produce heat that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair, the energy travels down to the root and prevents the hair from growing.
Hair growth is cyclical in that all the hair in a given area does not grow or show up at the same time. Though results vary based on the candidate, most clients must go through 4-7 sessions for thicker body hair and 8-10 for finer facial hair. Hair growth will reduce by 90-95% on the right candidate.
Cost will vary based on the area you have treated. The cost ranges from $75-$400 per treatment. Package deals are available at a discounted rate.
Although scarring is a possibility with laser hair removal, the chances are minimal. Any scarring that does occur is superficial and resolves within a few months.
Laser hair removal can decrease the time, money and energy necessary to reduce unwanted hair.
Q: Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
A: The best candidate has dark brown hair and may have any skin tone. Laser will be effective on light brown hair will but may take a couple of extra sessions.
Q: Is Laser Hair Removal effective on blond hair?
A: Although Laser continues to advance in technology and effectiveness, the answer is no. There needs to be some melanin present in the hair to absorb the energy and stunt the root.
Q: Can I receive laser hair removal if I have a tan?
A: Ideally, you should avoid the sun for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
Q: Is Laser hair removal painful?
A: While there is mild discomfort, most clients describe the feeling as "less painful than waxing" and "similar to the snapping of a rubber band".