If you are ready to ditch your razor, here are the top secrets you need to know about laser hair removal:
Laser Hair Removal May End Up Saving You Money
Depending on how often you shave or wax, you may end up saving money by undergoing laser hair removal. Though treatments take a larger initial investment, the repeated costs of razors, shaving creams, lotions or waxing appointments can add up over time, totaling an amount far above the cost of your laser hair removal.
You’ll Still Have Hair—But That’s Okay
Laser hair removal will only get rid of about 90 percent of your hair in a given area, though it may make existing hair thinner and less visible. Despite the small remaining amount of hair, the vast majority of people are satisfied with their results and feel no need to shave.
You’ll achieve the best results with the most hair removed after four to six appointments. You need repeat appointments because hair follicles grow in cycles. At your first appointment, not all hair follicles will be growing hair. Repeated appointments ensure that the most hair follicles are treated.
You’ll also need maintenance appointments to keep skin smooth. Small amounts of hair growth may return years after treatment, but quick appointments can take care of these small areas. You’ll only need these appointments if you feel the amount of regrowth requires shaving or waxing.
You Might Not Be a Good Candidate
Laser hair removal targets the color pigment of hair roots. It heats up these areas, destroying follicles.
If you have very light hair, especially on pale skin, there may not be enough color for effective treatment. Likewise, some lasers don’t work well on people with dark hair on dark skin. New laser technology is improving the effectiveness of treatment on these groups, but you should keep this in mind if you are considering hair removal.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our experienced aestheticians provide expert laser hair removal treatments, helping you achieve long-term smooth skin. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your hair removal appointment.