If you have unsightly hair that you are regularly removing by plucking, waxing or shaving, a more ideal option may be laser hair removal. Your skin may break out, or you get razor bumps, which may sometimes be worse than the original hair.
Laser hair removal can give you smooth skin, and if you do it during the cool winter months, you’ll be bikini-ready by summer.
Laser hair removal is suitable for your face, arms and legs, back, bikini line, chest, shoulders, underarm and neck. It is the closest thing you can get to permanent hair removal after several treatments. Gradually, some of the hair may grow back, and you’ll need another treatment.
The procedure involves focusing a highly concentrate beam in the hair follicles. The pigment that is in the follicles absorbs the heat, and this destroys the follicle. The reason it takes several treatments is that your hair grows in three stages.
Laser hair removal is effective in the growth stage. The treatment is considered extremely effective and the Federal Drug Administration certifies it for permanent hair reduction.
The main reason it’s ideal to have the procedures during the winter months is that you’ll most likely be less exposed to direct sunlight at that time. The treatment works better if you don’t have a tan, and you need to avoid direct sunlight on the part of your body that you want to have treated some time before the treatment.
Another reason winter is an ideal time is because, for two or three days after the treatments, your skin may look and feel like it has been sunburned. This can be easily treated with cool compresses and moisturizers.
The main benefits that you can expect to see after having the full course of laser hair removal are:
• The treatments are quick. It doesn’t take long to have your bikini line and underarms done
• It’s cheaper in the long run. When you add up all the waxing appointments and products you buy to keep your body hair at bay, you’ll find that laser treatments are much less expensive over time
• Laser hair removal will eliminate ingrown hairs and is an effective option if you have sensitive skin
• You won’t have to spend time shaving every day
If body hair is your bane, we can help. You can start permanently reducing your body hair at any time of the year. If you are in Oak Brook, IL, contact Rejuvenate Med Spa today to schedule your appointment.