Maybe you have considered undergoing a laser hair removal procedure in the past, or maybe you have not. The technique may seem a bit too science fiction to work, or the idea of using lasers around your skin may concern you. But if you are dealing with hair that grows too fast and thick, ingrown hairs, and constant razor burn, you owe it to yourself to learn some more information about the treatment to get a better idea of whether or not it makes sense for you.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Hair grows in cycles, and not every hair follicle is in the same cycle at the same time. The laser used in the treatment process targets follicles for destruction during a certain phase of hair growth. This destroys the follicle and prevents future hair growth in that area. You will need a series of treatment sessions to achieve optimal results because of this growth cycle.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for the Treatment?
Laser removal techniques were normally considered to be most effective on patients with darker hair and lighter skin, but recent technological advancements are offering results for those with darker skin as well. The laser looks for skin pigment to target.
You should consider timing when undergoing a laser hair removal procedure. Since it typically takes multiple months to complete a round of treatment sessions, you may want to have the procedure performed during a time when you are able to avoid sun exposure. UV radiation can limit the effectiveness of the treatment or lead to post-treatment complications.
How is a Treatment Performed?
The technician will make sure to adjust the equipment to your unique specifications. From there, the carefully controlled laser energy is transmitted into hair follicles producing unwanted hair, destroying them and preventing the growth of future hair.
What Should I Do After My Procedure?
Following your laser hair removal treatment, you will want to do certain things to ensure that you obtain the best results possible. For example, you should avoid prolonged sun exposure for a set amount of time after your treatment.
Your Candidacy for Laser Hair Removal
If you are sick and tired of constantly having to remove unwanted hair, please reach out to us at Neroli Spa & Beauty Lounge in Charlottesville. We can determine if laser hair removal can work for you. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started.