Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Traditional shaving methods like waxing and shaving to get rid of unwanted body hair can be time-consuming and annoying. If you’re looking for a more long-lasting and effective way of getting rid of body hair, our laser hair removal treatments at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX can help.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Unwanted body hair can make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. You might not be able to wear the clothes that you wish you could because you don’t like the way your body hair looks. You might also be tired of traditional and uncomfortable hair removal methods like shaving or waxing. If you’re looking for an alternative, laser hair removal might be right for you.

This type of removal will provide you with long-lasting results. Your treatments can last for several years, though after some time you may find that the follicles are able to produce new hair. You can get annual maintenance treatments to help keep your results permanent.

What Exactly Is Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re thinking about receiving this treatment to treat your body hair concerns, then you’ve probably got a few questions about what exactly it is and how it works. This method of removing hair is FDA-approved, safe, and extremely effective.

When you receive your treatments from qualified technicians like those at our clinic, you’ll know that you’re getting long-lasting results from a team passionate about helping you feel more confident in your appearance.

How Does It Work?

When you receive this treatment, a very precise laser is applied to your desired areas. The laser is color-sensitive. This means that it’s attracted to the darker color of your hair. When the laser is applied to the hair, it will ignore the skin around it and focus just on the hair.

The light that touches the hair will be converted into heat. This heat will run down to the root of the hair. As this root heats up, it will damage the hair’s follicle, and over the next few days, the hair in the treated areas will begin to fall out. After several sessions, the follicles will stop being able to effectively grow new hair.

What Areas Can You Treat?

If you’re thinking about receiving this treatment, then you’re probably wondering what specific areas of your body you can target with it. One of the great things about laser removal is that you can use it on essentially any area where you find hair. This makes it an especially effective option for removing hair in areas that are difficult to reach with traditional hair removal methods like shaving and waxing.

A few areas where people commonly receive this treatment include:

•    Arms
•    Underarms
•    Legs
•    Upper lip
•    Chin
•    Eyebrows
•    Bikini line
•    Chest
•    Neck

How Many Sessions Will Be Needed?

When you visit our clinic for your laser removal treatments, you will likely require several sessions to get the results that you want. The number of sessions that you actually need will depend on several factors. We’ll help you determine how many sessions you need when you come to our clinic for your initial consultation.

Most people require between 6 to 8 sessions total to see the results that they want. But you may need a little more or a little less depending on the following things.

What Results You Want

Although many people receive this type of treatment to completely get rid of hair in a certain area, that’s not the case for everyone. If you are looking to get complete hair removal in a particular area, then you’ll likely need the full 6 to 8 sessions.

However, if you are simply looking to thin out the hair in a certain area to help make other methods of removing hair more manageable, then you’ll probably need fewer sessions to get the results that you want.

Your Hair Type

Everyone has a different hair type. Your own hair type will help to determine how many laser removal sessions you require to get the results you want. Remember, the laser is color-sensitive. So if you have darker hair, then this treatment may be more effective than on someone with lighter hair.

That said, the quality of your hair itself will play a large role in the effectiveness of your treatment. If you have very thin hair, then you may find that you need fewer treatments to get the lasting results you’re looking for. On the other hand, patients with very thick hair may need more sessions.

The Targeted Area

Another factor that you’ll need to consider is the area that you’re treating. Everyone’s hair type is different, but your hair type will also change depending on where the hair is on your body. Your leg hair is different than the hair between your eyebrows, for example.

If you are a woman looking to remove the hair on your underarms, you might need more sessions than if you were looking to remove the hair on your upper lip.

What Is Getting Treatment Like?

If you decide to come to our clinic to receive your laser removal treatments, we will make sure that the entire process is safe, comfortable, and effective. Here’s what you can expect.

Before Treatment

Before you receive your treatment, we’ll consult with you to discuss your particular areas of concern and how this treatment can help you. You’ll also get the chance to ask any question that you might have about the treatment process or to bring up any concerns that you might have.

We’ll also provide you with instructions on how you should prepare for your session.

How to Prepare

This is a non-invasive treatment, which is beneficial for a few reasons. One reason is that there is very little that you’ll need to do to prepare beforehand for your appointment. There are just a few things you’ll need to be mindful of.

One thing to remember is that this treatment should not be performed on tanned skin. Avoid spending time out in the sun as well as visiting the tanning salon before your appointment. Don’t perform any methods of removing hair that involve removing the root of the hair, like plucking or waxing. Shaving the hair before your appointment, however, can help to make the treatment more effective.

Your Appointment

We will be happy to welcome you to our clinic on the day of your appointment. We’ll take care to keep your treatment as safe and effective as possible. Before we begin applying the laser to your desired areas, we will carefully clean the skin and we may also apply a topical numbing cream to any especially sensitive areas. Protective eyewear will also be provided before treatment.

We will then begin to apply the laser. During this time, you may feel a very light snapping sensation. Depending on the size of the area being treated, your session may last from just a few minutes to up to an hour.

After Treatment

Because this treatment is non-invasive, you’ll be able to leave the clinic as soon as it’s finished. There is also very little healing time required after the treatment. As long as you’re careful of just a few things, you’ll be able to get back to your regular, daily life.

Make sure that you continue avoiding direct sunlight and tanning for the next few days. This is because your skin will be more sensitive than usual. Apply sunscreen regularly every few hours, and make sure it’s at least 30 SPF.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

This is a great hair removal treatment for almost anybody. When you come to our clinic for your initial consultation, we’ll help you determine if this is the right treatment for your needs. As long as you are in good overall health and are not experiencing any skin infections, it should be safe for you to receive this treatment.

An ideal candidate is someone who has unwanted darker hair on their face or body. If you are tired of other hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, and using depilatory creams, then you could also be an excellent candidate.

Get Your Consultation Today

If you’re ready to feel more confident in your skin and get rid of your unwanted body hair, then it’s time to book your consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you feel your best. Learn more today by giving Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX a shout.