When it comes to body hair, many women wish they were never born with it at all. Hours are wasted in bathrooms, showers, and salons getting the hairs waxed, shaved, and plucked. If you’re sensitive to pain or just want to avoid the hassle, laser hair removal can provide a more permanent solution to the body hair problem.
All about laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is often touted as the ultimate hair removal method, and it’s only rising in popularity. By 2016, laser hair removal was already one of the most popular nonsurgical procedures performed in the United States.
When you look at the efficacy and convenience of laser hair removal, it’s not hard to see why. It can help eliminate unwanted hair for longer periods of time than shaving or waxing, and it comes with less hassle and pain.
However, there are some things you need to know. Laser hair removal requires more preparation than traditional methods, and it won’t deliver flawless results right away. It can take a few visits to get the silky-smooth skin you’re looking for, and you might need some maintenance sessions to follow up.
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It can take a few sessions to fully disable your hair follicles. Hair grows in cycles, and you might need a minimum of six sessions to treat all follicles in their active phase and get truly hairless skin. That’s why it’s best to plan ahead and begin receiving treatments a few months in advance.
You should also prepare by letting your body hair grow naturally. Shaving is fine, but plucking and waxing remove the hair follicle. As mentioned above, laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle itself, so waxing beforehand limits the effectiveness of your treatment.
After your session, you might see some redness and swelling, but they’ll pass, and you don’t need any downtime. Within a few visits, you’ll begin seeing decreased hair growth and smoother skin. Many patients only need three sessions to see significant improvement, and 6-7 is enough to permanently disable the hair follicles.
The best part? If you struggle with ingrown hairs after waxing and shaving, laser hair removal can eliminate those follicles and make it easier to achieve truly hairless, flawless skin.
Tired of dealing with razors, waxing, and ingrown hairs? Schedule a consultation at DERMABARE to learn more about laser hair removal. You can get in touch by calling 949-545-6600, or request an appointment online.