April 11, 2021

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A Few Reasons To Consider Laser Hair Removal

If you’re tired of shaving or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair, you may...

If you’re tired of shaving or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair, you may be thinking about laser hair removal treatments but are unsure where to start. Laser hair removal is a great option for long term results and can be done on a number of different affected areas. Here’s a little bit more information to help you know how laser hair removal treatment can help different areas you might like to address. 

Body Work

As body hair can have a tendency to grow nearly anywhere it would like, laser hair removal can be done on nearly any part of your body. From large areas such as your bag, legs, chest or arms to smaller locales such as underarms or bikini lines, laser hair removal can help take care of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal works by targeting hair follicles with a beam of light that turns to heat and weakens the hair follicle, ultimately hindering its ability to produce any hair. This process only works when the hair follicles are in a certain phase of growth known as anagen, during which more melanin is present and thus the laser is able to target the heat. For this reason, complete hair removal requires multiple treatments. For larger areas of the body, such as back and legs, the laser bar and spa prices Manhattan may be slightly more and treatments sessions will be both longer in duration and have more time between treatment, also usually 6 to 12 weeks apart. 

Face the Day

While many people think of removing hair from their legs or back, they may not think about the possibility of removing it from more delicate areas such as your neck and face. While laser hair removal does work better on darker hair (lighter hair such as blonde, grey, white, or red may not have enough melanin to attract the heat of the lasers), dark facial hair can be removed by a knowledgable and careful professional. Even tiny spots such as nostrils, hairlines, and upper lips can be treated. These sessions are shorter, often between 15 and 30 minutes, and also can have shorter intervals between treatments. 

All laser hair removal treatments will cause some reddening of the skin, akin to a mild to moderate sunburn, depending on your sensitivity. This will fade often in a matter of hours, and spas and treatment locations should help speed this process by applying a cooling agent, often a gel or cryogenic gas, after laser treatment. This minimizes your discomfort and helps you get on your way to decreased or nonexistent hair density, lack of ingrown hairs, and smooth and improved skin texture.