Everything You Need to Know Prior to Starting Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Laser Hair Removal, Hair, Laser, Skin Treatment

Are you thinking about laser hair removal to get rid of your unwanted hair? There’s no time like the present to explore your options with this noninvasive, long-lasting procedure. At Amour Medical Aesthetics, we have the expertise and tools to give you great results that can last for years to come.

Why laser hair removal?

The case for hair removal is clear. On the cosmetic side, this procedure can banish unwanted hair. Instead of constantly worrying if people can see hair that grows on your upper lip or back, you can get it permanently removed.

For the fastidious or super-busy, laser hair removal can win back the time you spend on shaving or waxing. There’s an economic argument to be made as well. The money you’ve spent on years of buying razors and paying for waxing appointments can instead be applied to 6-8 laser treatments that get rid of the hair for good.

How does laser hair removal work?

Lasers sound scary, but laser hair removal is less painful than waxing or electrolysis. The laser emits a light that’s absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in your hair. The light energy converts to heat, which damages the hair follicles. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.

To keep the lasered area totally hair-free, maintenance treatments are needed, albeit infrequently. Because it attacks melanin, laser hair removal works best for people who have light skin and dark hair, although it’s still effective to some degree for everyone.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

The treatment is about as painless as a cosmetic procedure can get. Many clients say the laser feels like a warm pinch. Afterward, the treated area may resemble the pain associated with a minor sunburn. The discomfort lessens even further as you move through the treatment regimen and your hair becomes finer.

How long does laser hair removal take?

Time is largely dependent on the area you want treated, your skin tone, and the amount of hair in that area. Each session is considered a lunch-hour procedure, meaning you could get it done in the typical time allowed for a lunch break.

Getting optimal results means undergoing multiple sessions, but how many is contingent on the variables listed above. Some people may need as few as two, while others may need eight. Most treatments are spaced out in six-week increments.

Does my provider matter?

Absolutely! While it may be tempting to take your local spa up on a discount offer, laser hair removal is still a medical procedure that should be performed under a doctor’s supervision.

Always ask for and evaluate before-and-after photos and verify that whoever performs the treatment is certified. Proper laser hair removal leaves no marks and comes with few to no side effects. Poorly done procedures can leave you with scars or burns.

Ready to say goodbye to razors, waxing, and creams? At Amour Medical Aesthetics, we can help you laser away unwanted hair the pain-free way. To get started on a personalized laser hair removal schedule, give us a call or request an appointment online today!

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