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Frequently Asked Questions: Laser Hair Removal

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The colder months mean we’re covered up and staying warm, but that doesn’t mean your skin should look like the fuzzy sweater in your closet. Unwanted hair is all too common and shaving every couple days will always remain inconvenient. Thankfully, there is a solution—laser hair removal. At Skin Wellness, we offer laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted hair growth and restore your skin to its natural smooth state. Whether you’re getting ready for a party or preparing to jet off to warmer climates, laser hair removal is the ideal way to make sure you look and feel your best.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular beauty treatments for permanently removing unwanted hair from your body. Whether that be your legs, armpits, or bikini area, this simple and effective process makes shaving a thing of the past. That being said, a lot of people often have questions about how laser hair removal works and if it’s right for them. Here, the professionals at Skin Wellness answer some of the most common questions—keeping you informed before your next appointment.

What Happens During a Laser Hair Removal Session?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive medical procedure that uses a concentrated laser to target and destroy hair follicles. By targeting the deep layers of the skin with intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, the light’s energy is absorbed and converted to heat—ultimately destroying the hair follicle and preventing future hair growth.

When you arrive for your treatment, our professionals will prep the skin with a cooling agent and we will begin. The IPL therapy is adjusted to match your skin and hair type, ensuring proper results each time. The treatment itself will last 15 to 45 minutes depending on the target area.

Is There Any Downtime Required?

There is no downtime after a laser hair removal treatment—you can get right back to your usual activities. You can expect a one to two day grace period where the treated area will likely be sensitive, feel sunburned, and possibly swell. We recommend applying a cool compress to the area to alleviate any discomfort.

After your laser hair removal session, it is advised that you keep the area out of direct sunlight and avoid using any tanning equipment. The professionals at Skin Wellness will be sure to send you home with detailed instructions on how to care for the treated skin in the weeks following treatment.

When Can I Expect to See Results?

Results can vary based on your skin type and thickness of the hair, but you will notice results immediately after treatment. You could see a reduction in hair by up to 25% after your first session, but for permanent results, patients are advised to schedule anywhere from six to eight treatments.

How Long Do Results Last?

Laser hair removal doesn’t remove hair forever, but it does have long-lasting effects. Some people may need a touch-up treatment every six to twelve months, while others see permanent results. Hair that does grow back will be less noticeable than before, growing thinner and lighter.

When Should I Get Laser Hair Removal?

Winter is the ideal time to have laser hair removal. Your skin shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight after treatment, which makes winter a great time to have it done. It’s less sunny and you’re more likely to be covering up with what you choose to wear.

What Area of My Body Can I Receive Laser Hair Removal?

At Skin Wellness, we perform laser hair removal on the bikini line, upper and lower lip, arms, legs, underarms, and more. To discuss an area you’d like to have laser hair removal, contact our dermatologists today.

Choose Skin Wellness for Your Laser Hair Removal Needs

Skin Wellness is proud to offer state-of-the-art laser hair removal treatments using the Candela GentleLase® and GentleYAG® devices. Our medical professionals are dedicated to the maintenance of healthy, beautiful skin—helping you stay smooth and clear for years to come. If you’re experiencing hair growth in places you wish to remain smooth and hair-free, our laser hair removal treatments can lead you to your desired outcome.

Contact us today to start your journey to smooth, hair-less skin.