Laser Hair RemovalIf you are sick and tired of shaving and risking nicks and razor burn, or of spending lots of money on costly waxing sessions, laser hair removal may be for you. However, before you decide to commit to treatment, here are some facts about laser hair removal you should know to determine whether it is the right choice.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
To remove hairs, lasers use pulsed light to target, breakdown, and destroy melanin (dark pigment) in hair (which is why it works on dark hair). Hair typically falls out within 10-14 days after treatment.
Who Is Laser Hair Removal Best For?
Since the laser breaks down melatonin in dark hair, it can also do this to dark skin tones, leading to potential discoloration. In this case, the best candidates for laser hair removal are those with light skin but darker hair. There are, however, laser hair removal machines created for darker skin types.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
Since laser hair removal targets several hair follicles at once, it can be used to treat large areas of skin at one time. This treatment is ideal for your legs, back, shoulders, arms, bikini area, and chest, but can also do smaller areas, such as upper lip and chin.
When to Expect Results
It takes generally 4 to 6 laser hair removal treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart to see a reduction in body hair. For best results, maintenance once a year for a few years is required. However, laser hair removal does not work on everyone, and indeed works better for some than others. Some people notice regrowth after months or years, while others will never have to shave again. The average experience of hair reduction is 70-80% after a full course of treatment.
For laser hair removal in Hickory NC, visit us at Pure Reflection Spa. We offer a variety of treatments and packages to fit your every need. Give us a call today.