Facial Laser Hair Removal
There are many methods for hair removal for both men and women. Some can be time consuming and give less than optimal results. Some can be dangerous when used incorrectly. For most people, the best and most effective way to get rid of unwanted hair is with laser hair removal. It is fast and permanent in most people. Like other methods of hair removal such as electrolysis, laser hair treatments need to be spaced out over a number of sessions to achieve the best overall results. There may be some discomfort which can vary from mild to intense based on location of the treatment and personal tolerance levels.
The Big Promise
One of the biggest laser hair benefits is the long term result that you get. Instead of trying to wax every week or shave every 1-3 days, the results are permanent in most cases and long term in others depending on a number of factors. After you have finished the last session you should not have to worry about unwanted hair on that part of your body any longer.
Why Laser Hair: How it Works and What to Expect
It is important to understand how laser hair removal works before your first session. You should always feel free and encouraged to ask any questions when you are doing a treatment that involves lasers especially on your face where scarring could be devastating.
The laser primarily targets the pigments at the bottom part of the hair and the hair root itself. Because of this, it is necessary for people with darker skin and people who have had a lot of sun exposure to discuss their best options for treatment before starting. A special laser is used for darker skinned people to minimize damage and the potential for harm.
The laser will work better in some areas than in others. Areas that have thin skin and dense, thick hair will be the easiest to treat and includes the armpits as well as the extremities. Areas with thicker skin and thin, sparse or patchy hair may not get the optimal results.
These areas can include the chin. Hair on the upper lip can be the most difficult to deal with and even with great initial results may not be permanent thanks to things like changing hormones and genetics. Though the chin and upper lip are 2 of the most common areas on the face we treat.
How Easy is it to Get Facial Hair Removed This Way?
For the average person, it will take a total of 6 treatments. Some may need as many as 8 treatments to achieve the best results. These treatments will be spaced out so that the risk of skin damage is minimized. Most people can have the treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart. Each session will last roughly ten to twenty minutes and there are ways to minimize some of the discomfort that you might feel during the procedure. Your provider will discuss these options with you as well as discuss your tolerance for pain/discomfort.
Each provider has their own set of guidelines that are given out before treatment but in general:
- Avoid sun exposure for at least 2 weeks before your sessions. If you have a sunburn you may need to reschedule your treatment until it heals.
- Stop plucking and waxing for at least 4 weeks before treatment
- Shave several days before your treatment. This provides the best visualization of the hair follicle.
- Cross check any prescription medications that you may be taking especially any that may increase your sensitivity to light.
- Arrive to your appointment with a fresh, clean face. No makeup, no creams or lotions. Some providers will suggest a specific soap to use while others do not have a preference.
Laser Hair Benefits
Removing unwanted hair is a huge benefit on its own but there are others as well. The end of your at home struggles is another. Not only are you saving time and money you are also reducing your risk of dangerous infections and scarring from home hair removal treatments gone wrong. Remember, in most cases this hair removal is a permanent thing so once your last treatment is over, that hair is something you will never have to think of ever again. The sessions are over quickly.
If you are ready to put down the wax, the lotions, the razors and the tweezers and get permanent hair removal without the struggle, you are ready to call us. The number is (602)344-9067. We are near you in Gilbert, AZ.