Getting rid of unwanted body hair can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. If you are tired of shaving and waxing, then you might want to consider laser hair removal treatments. These procedures are incredibly effective, and we have helped countless patients obliterate their unwanted body hair. Your hair could begin to disappear within weeks, and we can keep your skin smooth for years with regular touch-up appointments. Here is a closer look at how this cutting-edge technology works and a few signs that laser hair removal might be right for you.
Why Laser Hair Removal?
There are thousands of hair removal treatments and products on the market, but most of those options come with some clear drawbacks. Hair removal creams and ointments are incredibly hard on your skin, and you could end up doing serious damage to your soft tissue if you aren’t careful. Threading and waxing are popular as well, but those treatments rarely produce long-lasting results. In order to eradicate your hair for long periods of time, you must destroy the roots.
During your laser hair removal appointments, one of our team members will carefully guide the handheld laser over the treatment site. That small device emits pulses of laser energy, and the energy is quickly absorbed by the hair follicles. Within a few moments, the follicles are going to be severely damaged, and that will make it nearly impossible for new hair to grow. The results last for a long period of time because your body must repair every single follicle that has been damaged.
Your Hair Removal Appointment
Most of these appointments take an hour or two complete if the treatment site is relatively large. For smaller areas such as the forearms, an appointment might only last for 20 or 30 minutes. We suggest that our patients arrive at our office in comfortable clothing and without any products on their skin. Even though this procedure is quite effective, skin products could affect the results.
Immediately after your procedure, you must protect your skin as much as possible. Patients should stay out of direct sunlight and avoid harsh beauty products for at least a few days. While you might notice some improvements after the first appointment, most patients require at least six separate treatments, and those procedures must be scheduled a few weeks apart.
The results of this procedure vary, but most of our patients notice distinct changes after a few weeks. By your fourth appointment, almost all of the hair at the treatment site should be gone. When the hair grows back or you notice more stubble, you can schedule a quick touch-up treatment. We invite you to visit Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!