Unwanted and excessive body hair can have a huge impact on your self-esteem. If you’re looking to get rid of your unwanted hair, you may be wondering what you can do. At Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, our laser hair removal treatment can help.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
If you’re dealing with unwanted body hair and looking for a long-term solution, laser hair removal might be exactly what you need. The length of time you can enjoy your results depends on several factors, including where you get your treatment.
On some parts of your body, you may notice a permanent loss of hair after your treatment. For other areas, you may have to return to the clinic for maintenance appointments every couple of years. Regardless, you’ll love how long you’ll get to enjoy the results of your laser removal treatment.
What Exactly Is Laser Hair Removal?
This is one of the most popular hair removal methods, as it offers near-permanent results meaning you don’t need to worry about shaving or waxing. When you get this treatment, a pigment-sensitive laser will be applied to your target areas.
Because the laser is pigment-sensitive, it will be attracted to the darker color of your hair, ignoring your skin completely. This is why the treatment works best on areas of the body with darker hair rather than blond or white hair. The laser will heat the hair, in turn damaging the hair follicle and hair bulb and preventing new hairs from growing.
How Many Appointments Will I Need?
The number of appointments that you end up needing will vary depending on a few factors. When you make an initial appointment with our clinic, we’ll consider all of these factors and give you a better idea of how many appointments you can expect to have.
Here’s what needs to be taken into consideration.
Your Hair Type
Different people have different types of hair. If you have particularly thick hair, for example, then you may need more appointments than someone who has thin, fine hair.
Also, bear in mind that because the laser is pigment-sensitive, if you have darker hair your treatment will most likely be more effective than on someone with blond or white hair.
The Area Being Treated
Your hair type can vary greatly depending on what area of your body you’re getting treated. For instance, your hair will probably be thicker and darker on a woman’s legs than it will be on her upper lip or between her eyebrows.
You’ll likely need fewer appointments to get rid of the hair on your upper lip completely than you would for removing all the hair on your legs.
Each person’s goals are different. When people consider laser hair removal, they often think that it’s only for completely moving the hair on one or more parts of the body. While it’s certainly an effective way to do that, not everyone is looking to entirely remove their hair.
Some people may simply be looking for a way to thin out the hair on a part of their body. For instance, a man with a very thick beard may seek laser removal to make shaving his face easier while still retaining the ability to grow the hair into a beard.
What Areas Can It Treat?
This hair removal method can be used on essentially any part of the body where there is hair. When you come in for a consultation with us, we’ll discuss what your goals are and help you determine if this is the right treatment for you. It’s a great way to remove the hair on areas like:
· Upper Lip
· Bikini line
What Happens During Treatment?
Before we can give you your treatment, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare. We’ll make sure that you have complete instructions so that you can prepare your skin properly and ensure that your treatment is as effective as possible.
Some of the things you may need to do before your appointment include staying out of the sun for a few days as treatment shouldn’t be performed on tanned or burned skin. You may also need to avoid certain over-the-counter medications like aspirin that can thin your blood. If you are currently experiencing any skin conditions or infections, then you should wait until these issues have cleared up before you get treatment. You may also need to shave before your appointment.
You can trust our clinic to offer you safe and effective treatment when you visit us. We want your experience to be as welcoming and safe as it can be. Before beginning the treatment, we’ll clean your skin. We may also be able to apply a small amount of numbing cream to the area to help keep treatment as comfortable as possible.
Once your skin is ready, we can start applying the laser. The entire treatment process is fast and painless. You may simply feel a like sensation like an elastic band snapping against you.
Because laser removal is non-invasive, you’ll be able to leave the clinic as soon as your treatment is complete. You’ll also be able to get back to your normal life right away. There are just a few things to remember as your skin heals from your treatment.
You’ll need to continue avoiding sunlight over the next few days. Your skin will be much more sensitive after your treatment, which means it will be prone to burning. Over the next few days, you’ll notice the hairs on your targeted area falling out, leaving skin smooth and hairless.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Some cosmetic treatments can be highly invasive. These treatments may offer you the effective results that you want, but there are some downsides to them, including lengthy and uncomfortable recovery times in many cases.
One of the reasons why people love laser removal so much is that it’s non-invasive. This means that the treatment process itself will be fast and easy, and you won’t need to worry about an extensive recovery period with a lot of downtime once your treatment is finished.
Stop Shaving and Waxing
Some of the more traditional methods of removing unwanted body hair include shaving and waxing. However, these methods can be time-consuming—not to mention expensive when you add up all the razors you’ve used throughout your life or how many waxing appointments you need in a year.
These methods of hair removal can also come with drawbacks and side effects like razor burn or cuts and nicks. When done incorrectly, waxing can cause a lot of irritation to the skin. You can forgo these issues entirely when you get laser removal from a qualified professional like those at our clinic.
Avoid Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs can at best be annoying and at worst be painful and uncomfortable. Some people tend to be more prone to getting ingrown hairs than others, and hair removal methods like waxing or shaving can cause even more problems with ingrown hairs.
If you’re struggling with constant ingrown hairs, then you’ll want to think about getting this treatment. Because laser removal destroys the follicle and prevents new hairs from growing, it’s also an effective way to avoid ingrown hairs entirely.
You’ll Save Time
Have you ever thought about how much time you spend doing things like shaving and waxing? All those minutes add up over time.
When you get laser removal, you can expect your results to last a long time, which means you don’t need to worry about wasting any of that time removing the hair again and again.
Treatment Is Fast
You have a busy life, and sitting around in a clinic likely isn’t how you want to spend the majority of your time. The good news is that this treatment is incredibly fast. Depending on what areas of the body you’re getting treatment, you may only need to spend as little as a few minutes with us, and you can leave the clinic as soon as you’re done.
Make an Appointment Today
Does laser hair removal sound like it might be the perfect solution for your cosmetic concerns? We’re ready to help you feel confident in your body. Get in touch with us at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN.