Have you ever thought about what percentage of your life you spend worrying about removing hair from your body? For some people, shaving is an everyday occurrence. On the days that they don’t shave, they spend time wondering if other people noticed that they did not shave. This is time and energy that could better be spent on other things. Laser hair removal can be a permanent hair reduction and a long-term hair removal solution that can allow you to focus less on removing hair and more on the important things in your life.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Maybe when you heard about laser hair removal, you thought about a treatment where the unwanted hair on your legs was burned off. That is not at all how this treatment works. In fact, you can get good results from this treatment even if you shave in the days leading up to the treatment.
The way that this treatment works is by using energy to create heat in your hair follicles. The energy from the laser is attractive to the pigmentation in your hair follicles. This causes the hair follicles to heat up to the point where they are destroyed. You are comfortable throughout the entire treatment because in addition to the laser, there is a cooling mechanism that is going over your skin.
When Should You Expect Results?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that does require a little patience. Because your hair grows in cycles, it may take a few weeks and a number of treatments before you get the full results.
Because this is a non-invasive treatment, you will be able to go about your daily activities immediately after the treatment is done. It may be recommended that you stay away from the gym or from a sauna for 24 hours after treatment as your hair follicles are responding to it.
In the days leading up to the treatment, you should feel free to shave like you normally do. Avoid plucking or waxing the hair that will be treated. This is because when you pluck or wax, you are removing your hair follicles from the root. When you do this, you destroy the thing that the laser needs to interact with in order to produce the results that you want.
In addition to having smoother skin, laser hair removal is going to minimize the appearance of ingrown hairs. It makes things like skin irritation after shaving disappear. If there is any minor hair regrowth, the hair that regrows will come up thinner and lighter.
Would you like to learn more about laser hair removal at Atomic Dermatology? If so, visit us at our clinic in Pasco, WA to speak with our professionals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!