Tired of dealing with the inconvenience of temporary hair removal products? Opt for a more permanent solution with Laser Hair Removal.
This quick treatment comes with no scarring or side effects, making it a safe and effective option for achieving smooth, hair-free skin. In this article, we will take a closer look into laser hair removal, including all the necessary information you need to consider before deciding to undergo this treatment.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser emits light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth. Since we have several hair growth cycles, multiple treatments are required. Each session targets the active hairs that are growing through the follicle. Every laser treatment follows the hair into the follicle to target and destroy that cycle of growth permanently.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal offers a range of benefits, including long-lasting results with reduced hair regrowth and no stubble, leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft. Not only does it remove hair from the roots, making it less likely for ingrown hairs to occur, but it also comes with no scarring or side effects.
Laser Hair Removal at Jack Nathan MedSpa
Jack Nathan takes pride in providing the industry’s gold standard DIODE laser hair removal, complete with sapphire cooling tips that guarantee maximum comfort during treatment. Furthermore, our clinics are equipped with both Venus Velocity™ + Luvo Bare 808, which can accommodate both fine and coarse hair, and perform treatments on tanned skin.
Regarded as the “gold standard” of hair removal lasers, Diode laser technology is highly effective and requires fewer treatments to achieve desired results. This type of laser employs a single wavelength of light that is absorbed well by melanin, while also incorporating skin cooling to protect the skin’s surface. As melanin heats up, it destroys the hair root and cuts off blood flow to the follicle, resulting in permanent hair removal. Diode laser technology is safe to use on all skin types and targets even the most stubborn hairs. This method is suitable for various body areas, including sensitive ones, and guarantees stable hair reduction after a treatment regime.
What areas can be treated?
Laser hair removal can effectively target hair on various body parts including the upper lip, chin, legs, arms, underarms, chest, bikini line, and pelvic area.
How many Laser Hair Removal sessions do I need?
Most people tend to undergo between six and eight treatments per area, though this can vary from one person to another. The decision is based on the patient’s skin tone, hair color, location, and coarseness. Since each patient differs, only an experienced provider can tell you the required sessions.
In addition, treatments are spaced out about every four to six weeks since individual hairs grow in cycles. Therefore, treating one body area can take nine months to a year. For example, laser hair removal on your leg may take a minimum of 8 treatments.
You may experience similar results for your arms, facial, chest, underarm, and bikini area. If you’ve been shaving your bikini area rather than waxing, the hairs you grow in that area might be thicker and require additional laser hair removal treatments. Skin with many hormonal receptors, such as the groin and beard area, can take many more treatments. In areas where the hair is finer (thinner), the hairs are more difficult to target, requiring more treatments. If the patient has a skin color that is close to their hair color, it can also take more treatments.
Once you’ve received a series of laser treatments, you can expect to achieve a permanent reduction in hair growth in the long term. However, don’t be frustrated if you see unwanted hair growing back in your treated areas. The provider will help you achieve your desired results by providing follow-up treatments and customizing your treatment plan based on how your body responds to the treatment. With patience and commitment, you will eventually achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you desire.
When to shave before Laser Hair Removal?
It is recommended to shave the night before or 24 hours prior to any laser hair removal treatment. Shaving in this time frame is recommended before:
- Skin will be less sensitive: If you shave directly before your treatment, your skin may feel more sensitive and uncomfortable with the laser.
- Prevent skin sensitivity: Shaving right before the treatment may lift the topmost layer of skin off along with the hair. This can cause your skin to be more sensitive and susceptible to burns.
- Ensure effective treatment: Shaving 24 hours before treatment ensures that the laser targets the follicle under the skin rather than the surface hair. This prevents the surface hair from carbonizing and potentially burning the skin.
- Save time: Shaving before the treatment saves time for both technicians and you, making your treatments quick and effective.
Book your Free Consultation with Jack Nathan MedSpa
Take the first step towards hair-free, smooth skin by booking your free consultation with our team at Jack Nathan Medspa. During your free consultation, we will discuss your needs, answer your questions, and provide a personalized treatment plan tailored to your skin and hair type.