From the moment you began shaving, waxing, trimming, or plucking, how much time and energy do you think you’ve put into keeping your body hair free, or under control? Generally we think of these traditional methods as the most effective but laser hair removal and innovations in laser technology have introduced highly effective and long-lasting alternatives to the world wide quest for hairless flawless skin. Laser hair removal has actually been available for many years and has developed from an art into almost a science. The latest hair removal equipment can be prepared to treat specific skin types, specific hair colors, and different thicknesses of hair follicles.
If you can handle waxing or plucking, most patients and providers agree that laser hair removal will be easily tolerable for you, and if your skin is a little more sensitive speak to our clinicians about the use of a cream or lotion that will provide sufficient numbing in order for patients to easily sit through the full laser hair removal session. The treatment is relatively quick compared to other hair removal procedures and is always performed by a trained professional.
Laser hair removal treatments do involve the use of actual laser light, but it is not dangerous when performed by a professional. The light is administered through a device designed specifically for hair removal. The laser light instantly heats the hair follicle and destroys the hair root. The surrounding skin is unharmed and at most, patients will feel an instant of heat, which is often described as a sensation similar to a snapping rubber band. Patients generally experience no more than slight irritation and redness, but the effect is different in every patient. The pigmentation of the skin and hair both play a factor in how the laser is calibrated and in determining the degree to which the skin will be affected.
Laser hair removal treatments can take anywhere from a few minutes to more than an hour depending on the size and location of the area, the darkness of the skin and hair, and how thick a patients hair is. Laser hair removal can be used to treat your underarms, bikini line, legs, arms, or almost anywhere. We also offer services to men who don’t want to worry about shaving their face or abdomen anymore.
If you are considering laser hair removal but have not made a decision yet, feel free to call and speak with one of our professionals to learn more, but if you are ready to kiss your unwanted hair goodbye contact Avalon Laser to set up an appointment today.