Laser Hair Removal Treatment Questions and Answers
Get rid of unwanted hair permanently! If you are tired of shaving, tweezing or waxing, laser hair removal treatment offered at Fountains Medical Weight Loss in Madison, MS may be an option worth considering. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
Have you ever considered laser hair removal treatment but were way too shy to ask? What is laser hair removal, where can it be done, does it hurt, and is it permanent?
These are the questions that most women ask before getting laser hair removal treatment. And, once most have it done, they tend to all agree on a few things: it’s way better than waxing and shaving, and it brings new life to your body – shinier and newer skin, boosting your looks and confidence.
Laser hair removal treatment, according to patients and providers alike, is far more effective and convenient than shaving, tweezing, and waxing, and removes hair on the legs, back, chest, shoulders, neck, bikini line, and face (not the eye area).
Are you considering laser hair removal treatment and have questions? Then read on to learn more about the treatment and its benefits.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal, which is a safe and comfortable alternative to waxing and shaving, is an innovative treatment that involves a laser that emits a filtered light, which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. The energy from the light is converted to heat that is absorbed by the pigment, all the way down to the hair follicles that produce hairs. The heat coagulates the area so that the hair can no longer receive nutrients and oxygen by the blue capillaries, therefore delaying future hair growth.
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
There are a number of factors that determine if someone is a good candidate for laser hair removal treatment. Here is a checklist that health care providers recommend that you go over before having the treatment done: you are aware that results vary from person to person; you have done your homework on selecting the right provider; you have dark hair and light skin (recommended by providers); you want longer term results when it comes to laser hair removal; you have a large treatment area; you are good with handling some level of discomfort; and you can afford having the treatment performed.
What to expect during laser hair removal treatment?
The treatment for laser hair removal is straightforward. During the treatment, your provider will press a hand-held laser device to your skin (a cooling device on top of the device or a cool gel may be used in order to protect your skin and help reduce the risk of side effects). When the laser is activated, its beam will start damaging the hair follicles, which halts growth, and during this part of treatment you may feel some level of discomfort, like a warm pinprick and you may also feel a sensation of cold from the gel or cooling device. Treating small areas might only take a few minutes, and larger areas, like the back, might take over an hour.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Many people are curious as to whether or not laser hair removal is really permanent. In short, the answer is no. The treatment works by putting the hair follicles in a state of dormancy for a period of time – way longer than waxing and shaving, and when the hairs do grow back, they will be finer, lighter and fewer in numbers. The treatment is not promoted “permanent” as it only reduces hairs in one given area, and it doesn’t get rid of unwanted hairs completely.
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
According to providers, you will need about four to seven treatments to get the full results from laser hair removal treatment. The sessions vary in time, depending on the size of the area you are having treated.
How does laser hair removal get rid of hair?
Laser removal therapy utilizes high-intense laser beams that damage your follicles, located beneath the skin, which are responsible for producing new strands of hair. This means that when the follicles are destroyed, the production of hair is temporary disabled.
If you are considering laser hair removal treatment, talk to us today. Fountains Medical Weight Loss offers laser hair removal treatment, and we are open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.