Laser Hair Removal
Few skin care rituals are more tedious than the endless shaving, plucking, and waxing of unwanted hair. But laser hair removal gives you an option of ditching the razors and wax permanently!
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments in the U.S. At Primary Skin Care & Aesthetics, this procedure removes unwanted hair by damaging the hair follicles with highly concentrated laser light. The pigment in the hair tends to absorb the light, which then damages the follicle stopping it from growing hair.
Will laser hair removal rid me of unwanted hair forever?
Although laser hair removal provides promising results, especially for people with light skin and dark hair, it does not necessarily remove hair permanently. Follicles can repair themselves and again grow hair. Laser hair removal slows down hair growth and reduces hair permanently. To remain hair-free, you may have to undergo several laser hair removal sessions. For best results, you will likely need maintenance treatments, as well. Dr. Acosta will advise you on the number of sessions needed to achieve your desired results.
How can you prepare for laser hair removal?
Before undergoing the procedure, it is important to stay out of the sun, as this tends to increase your risk for skin lightening. You’ll also need to avoid tanning under the sun or in tanning beds for six weeks before undergoing laser hair removal. It is important to curtail certain hair removal methods, such as waxing, plucking, and electrolysis, because these remove the hair by the roots and the laser targets the hair root. Patients do need to shave prior to their treatment, as this will lessen discomfort during the procedure and leaves the roots intact.
What can you expect from the results of laser hair removal?
The treated site may be red and swollen during the first few hours after the laser hair removal procedure. An ice pack will minimize discomfort. Hair will fall out for a few weeks following your laser treatment.