But getting smooth skin through shaving or waxing can hurt skin’s texture and leave it red and irritated. The side effects of these hair removal techniques are exactly pretty.
Fortunately, laser hair removal offers a noninvasive way to get rid of body hair without razors or wax.
How Laser Hair Removal WorksLaser hair removal uses powerful beams of light (lasers) to heat up and damage hair follicles. The light becomes focused on darker areas, such as the root of the hair follicle, causing heat to build. When the hair follicle is damaged, it will no longer grow hair.
Laser hair removal can be used on almost any part of the body where you have unwanted hair, including:
- - Face
- - Bikini area
- - Underarms
- - Arms
- - Legs
- - Back
- - Chest
- - Neck
- - Hands
- - Feet
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?Since the laser targets dark areas, it is better if you have shaved the treatment area before you undergo treatment. This helps the laser focus more completely on the hair follicle itself.
You should also avoid sun exposure or tanning. Laser hair removal works best if there is a large contrast between the color of the hair and the color of your skin. Pale skin and dark hair offer the best results, but thanks to new technology, women with dark hair and dark skin can also undergo laser hair removal.
In the days leading up to your treatment, avoid using products that are sensitive to light like benzoyl peroxide or other peroxides. These products could leave your skin irritated after your laser treatment. When you come in for your treatment, your skin should be clean and free of any lotions or creams.
After Your Laser Hair Removal TreatmentYou may have some redness or swelling for a day or two after your laser hair removal treatment. You may notice that the hair in the treatment in the area begins falling out or it may begin to look patchy. You’ll have less and less hair after every treatment, but we recommend shaving (not waxing or use depilatory creams) as you complete your treatments.
To help your skin heal and feel comfortable, avoid any sun exposure to the treatment area for a few days after. You can use gentle cleansers and gentle lotions on the area.
You’ll come back for your next treatment within 4-8 weeks, depending on the area of your body being treated.
At The Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, we offer laser hair removal treatment that will have your skin looking beautiful and smooth out on the beach. Our experienced technicians offer careful, personalized treatment to help you get the best results possible and look like a work of art. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your laser hair removal consultation.