If you’ve ever considered laser hair removal as part of your beauty and grooming regimine, what are you waiting for? Maybe you have some concerns or are just not sure what to expect; that’s okay! Keep reading to learn all about the benefits and process of laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal?
Technology for laser hair removal has been around since the mid-1960s but wasn’t approved as a treatment for hair removal until the late-1990s. In the last several decades, laser technology has been refined, expanding the skin types that can be treated and improving the safety. Laser hair removal is the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States currently. Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal process that harnesses high-powered, pulsating light in order to selectively target dark hairs and destroy the hair follicle.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
While the FDA only states that laser hair removal will reduce the the amount of hair that will return, up to 80 percent of clients see more permanent results. No matter what, individuals who use laser hair removal will see a drastic reduction in hair regrowth.
The process of laser hair removal goes quickly. The length of your appointment can be quite quick depending on how much skin surface must be covered; but compared to other forms of hair removal, laser hair removal takes a fraction of the time. Additionally, you may only need a handful of appointments in order to see great results.
The initial cost of laser hair removal can seem daunting for some compared to waxing or electrology. While you can wax for a cheaper cost you have to go in every four to six weeks and you will never see permanent results. In just two to six sessions, you can have extended and effective results.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
It used to be said that only individuals with light skin and dark, coarse hair were good candidates for laser hair removal. This is because the laser technology targets the hair pigment under the skin and the contrast allows for this to happen effectively. While individuals with this combination still see the best results, the improvements in laser technology have expanded the range of skin types that laser hair removal can be effective on.
Cosmetologists utilize the Fitzpatrick chart to help decide on which laser process to use to see the best results. Individuals with blonde or exceptionally fine hair won’t see the same kinds of results as individuals with darker hair. The laser cannot target the follicle as easily because of the lack of contrast between the hair and skin. Electrolysis or waxing would be a better option for any form of peach fuzz.
These days, most anyone can undergo laser hair removal treatments with success. Individuals who should not consider laser hair removal include women who are pregnant or nursing. While the treatment would probably be okay, it’s not recommended just as a precaution to the child.
Make the leap and contact Remedi Spa in Staten Island to schedule your laser hair removal appointment today!