Looking for a hair-free solution that doesn’t involve harsh chemicals or expensive procedures? Look no further than the Gentle Laser Hair Removal system. This revolutionary new system is safe, easy to use, and affordable. It can be used to remove hair from any part of your body, including the face, underarms, bikini area, and more. At Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, we think this is the best way to get the smooth skin you want in the fastest, gentlest way possible.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal can be used on any area of the body where unwanted hair growth is a problem. This includes the face, underarms, bikini area, legs, chest, back, and more. The Gentle Laser Hair Removal System is FDA-cleared for use on all skin types, so it’s safe and effective for everyone.
Not only can this treatment address hair issues in all the places mentioned above (the usual areas), but we also offer treatment for areas of the body you might not have thought of, like the navel, eyebrows, chin and ears, the neck or the toes.
This is also a great treatment for men as well as women, and it’s not necessary to use this treatment to completely remove all hair. Some men enjoy getting a few treatments to thin out a beard, for instance, so that shaving is easier.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by using a gentle laser to target the roots of unwanted hair. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicle, which prevents future hair growth.
The laser targets the hair follicle with high-powered laser light for thermal damage, resulting in long-lasting hair reduction over a few treatments. We love this system also because of the innovative Dynamic Cooling system: each time the laser pulses with heat, the device also offers a burst of cryogen, which cools the area and makes this system a patient-estimated 50% more comfortable than other laser removal treatment systems.
Is the Gentle System Safe?
Yes! The Gentle system has been cleared by the FDA for use on all skin types. It is a non-invasive, safe alternative to traditional hair removal methods like waxing, shaving, and tweezing.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
You should avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before treatment. This means no tanning, either in a tanning bed or from the sun. You should also avoid any kind of hair removal during this time, as it can irritate the skin.
On the day of treatment, you should shave the entire treatment area. This will help the laser to target the hair follicles more effectively.
You should also avoid any lotions, oils, or makeup on the treatment area. If you have any questions about how to prepare for your treatment, our staff will be happy to help.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
During treatment, you will wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser. The laser will be passed over the treatment area multiple times. You may feel a slight snapping sensation as the laser targets the hair follicles.
Most people tolerate the treatment well, but if you are concerned at all, we can use a numbing cream to put your mind at ease.
What Happens After Treatment?
After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks after treatment. You may also notice that some hair is still present in the treatment area. This is also normal, as it takes multiple treatments to completely remove all the hair.
Note that treated hair will gradually fall out of the follicle, and this can initially look like hair growth. Treated hair that has been separate from a damaged follicle should easily pull out, however.
If you have any questions or concerns, our staff will be happy to help.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most people will need between four and six treatments to completely remove all the hair in a treatment area. However, this can vary depending on the individual. As mentioned above, some people are just seeking hair thinning rather than complete hair removal. This will obviously take fewer treatments.
The number of treatments you need will also depend on the area being treated, as some areas are more difficult to treat than others because the hair follicles are denser, thicker, or a different color.
Our staff will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of how many treatments you will need after your initial consultation.
Why Is Laser Treatment Better Than Other Methods of Hair Removal?
Laser treatment is much more effective than other methods of hair removal, such as shaving, waxing, and tweezing. It’s also much more cost-effective. Women spend an average of more than $10,000 over the course of a lifetime ridding themselves of unwanted hair. The woman who waxes only once or twice a month will end up spending more than $23,000 throughout her life, just on getting rid of hair.
And that’s not even considering what a person’s time is worth. The average woman spends 72 days of her life shaving. That’s nearly three months! If you factor in the time spent waxing, it comes to a total of six months spent on hair removal over the course of a lifetime. The federal minimum wage as of 2022 is $7.25 an hour: at even that low rate, waxing means more than $31,000 worth of your time gone over a lifetime, and the time spent shaving is worth at least $16,000! Tweezing and electrolysis are even more time-consuming.
Laser hair removal is permanent, so once you’ve completed your treatment plan, you’ll never have to worry about hair in that area again. You’ll save time and money in the long run.
Laser Treatment vs Shaving
Shaving is a temporary solution that only removes the hair at the surface. The hair will eventually grow back, and you will have to shave again. This can become a vicious cycle, as the more you shave, the thicker and darker the hair will become.
Laser treatment actually targets the root of the hair, so it can’t grow back. This is a much more permanent solution to unwanted hair growth.
Laser Treatment vs Waxing
Waxing removes the hair at the root, but it never addresses the root itself. This means that the hair will eventually grow back.
Waxing can also be very painful, especially if you have sensitive skin. It can also cause ingrown hairs, which can be very uncomfortable. Laser treatment is a much more effective and gentle solution to unwanted hair growth.
Laser Treatment vs Tweezing
Tweezing is very similar to waxing in that it only removes the hair without addressing the “root of the problem.” The hair will eventually grow back, and you will have to tweeze again. This can become a very time-consuming process, and it is often not very effective (not to mention painful!).
Laser Treatment vs Depilatory Creams
Depilatory creams are chemicals that break down the protein structure of hair, causing it to dissolve. This sounds great in theory, but in reality, these creams are often very harsh and can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, and terrible smells that even the newest perfuming technology can’t cover up. They also don’t always work very well.
Laser Treatment vs IPL
IPL (intense pulsed light) is a newer technology that is sometimes confused with laser treatment. However, IPL is not as effective as laser treatment because it cannot target the hair follicle precisely. This means that the results are not as permanent, and you will likely need more treatments to see the same results as you would with laser treatment. Additionally. IPL can’t be used safely on as many skin types and colors as laser.
Laser Treatment vs Electrolysis
Electrolysis is an older technology that uses a needle to target each individual hair follicle, one by one. This can be very time-consuming, and it’s extremely expensive!
Is This the Right Treatment for Me?
Laser hair removal is a great solution for anyone who is tired of temporary hair removal methods that are time-consuming and expensive. It’s perfect for anyone whose lifestyle means they want to be able to go out at a moment’s notice without worrying about shaving a trouble spot. It is also a great solution for anyone who has sensitive skin or is prone to ingrown hairs. If you are looking for a permanent solution to unwanted hair growth, laser hair removal is the right treatment for you!
Schedule a Consultation Today!
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN today! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and get you started on effortlessly smooth skin.