Perhaps one of our most popular services at our Miramar medical spa, laser hair removal is a way of permanently reducing or eliminating hair growth by using concentrated light beams to destroy the hair follicle. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, new hair will not grow, leading to a practically hair-free life.
We get a lot of questions about laser hair removal regarding the why. Why should I get laser hair removal? Why is it better than a life of shaving or waxing? In today’s blog, we are going to help answer some of these questions by exploring the benefits of laser hair removal! Keep reading to learn more, or schedule a consultation at Body Sensation Medical Spa today!
The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal
Laser permanent hair removal has been used for over 20 years and has been approved by the FDA since 1997. Unlike some other treatments, the lasers used in laser hair removal directly target the dark hair follicles while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. Some people experience some redness — similar to a sunburn — immediately after treatment, but this typically does not last for more than a day or two.
While laser hair removal does require several sessions, most people experience permanent hair loss after 3-5 sessions. Because this method of hair removal works by targeting dark hair follicles, some people will respond better to treatment than others. For example, light and fair-skinned men and women with dark hair follicles have the best results, whereas people with fine, light-colored hair might need a few more sessions.
It’s Cheaper Than The Alternatives
The upfront cost of laser hair removal is more expensive than an appointment at the waxing salon or a pack of your favorite razors and shaving cream. But keep in mind that this is a method of permanent hair removal for men and women in most cases, so once the hair is gone, it’s gone for good! No more buying razors and no more expensive waxes.
No More Ingrown Hairs
Perhaps one of the worst parts about shaving or waxing is the emergence of ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs occur when hair tries to grow but, rather than exit the skin, it curls inward or grows sideways under the skin. Because laser hair removal destroys the hair follicle and prevents new hair growth, you can expect to not deal with ingrown hairs in areas treated with laser.
You Don’t Have To Grow Out Your Hair First
Waxing and threading are great for removing hair, but you have to grow your hair out first before it can be removed. This can be problematic when you prefer to be hair-free all the time. You can shave your hair right up until the day of your laser hair removal appointment since we are targeting the hair follicle and not the hair itself. However, the only downside is that you cannot wax before your appointment, as waxing rips out the follicle which means there would be nothing for the laser to target. If you currently wax, switch to shaving the month before your laser appointment.
Interested In Laser? Schedule An Appointment Today!
There is so much to love about laser hair removal! Give us a call or schedule an appointment online to visit our Miramar medical spa and learn more about how laser hair removal can benefit you!