As summer approaches, we return to our summer routine of waxing, shaving and depilatories. Many of our clients have discovered freedom from waxing, shaving and depilatories with laser hair removal. They have been able to significantly reduce or eliminate unwanted hair on their face, legs, underarms and bikini area. This is the perfect time of year to schedule your laser hair removal and be free from hair this summer.
Is Laser Hair Removal for Everyone?
Laser hair removal is most effective for men and women with light to medium skin tone and dark hair. The laser targets the dark pigment in the hair, consequently, red, blond, or gray/silver hair, will not attract the laser because it cannot detect any dark pigment.
How do I prepare?
Because we want to make sure the hair root is actively growing, avoid waxing or plucking hair prior to treatment. We also advise our clients to avoid sun exposure prior to treatment and for a minimum of two weeks after treatment. We advise our clients to always use a sunscreen, even for passive sun exposure, but it is extremely important to use an SPF 30 two weeks post treatment.
What Can I Expect
During a laser treatment, a concentrated, pulsating beam of light passes through skin, targeting dark brown, or black hairs, damages the hair at the root. After the treatment and over the next few days, the treated hairs will fall out. Additional treatments may be required for hair that is particularly resistant, but clients report a significant improvement with just one treatment and any regrowth is finer and lighter in color.
Some clients are concerned that the laser hair removal will be too painful, but it is less painful than waxing, and as we all know, waxing is not permanent hair removal.
What about at home lasers?
The lasers we use here at Meredith Bay Laser and Skincare Center are medical lasers. At home laser hair removal devices are Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and may offer a modest reduction in hair growth, but only medical laser hair removal offer permanent hair removal.
Our laser hair removal clients have been extremely pleased with their results. If you are tired of the pain and inconvenience of waxing or shaving, put an end to it – give us a call and we can answer any questions you have about laser hair removal.