Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair. It is most commonly used on the face, underarms, bikini area, and legs. Laser treatment is safe, fast, and efficient. It works by sending a beam of light through the skin to the hair follicle. The laser heats the hair follicle and destroys it. This prevents new hairs from growing back. At the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH we offer this treatment to everyone who is ready to get rid of unwanted hair for good.
How Effective Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair treatment is one of the most effective methods of treatment. It is fast, efficient, and safe. Laser treatment is able to remove hair from any part of the body. This includes the face, underarms, bikini area, legs, and more.
One of the benefits of laser treatment is that it is a fast procedure. The average session time is about 30 minutes. Laser treatment is also a very safe procedure. It has been FDA approved for use on all skin types. The results of laser treatment are permanent. Hair will not grow back in the areas where it has been treated.
Laser treatment is a great choice for those looking for a long-term solution to unwanted hair. If you are looking for an effective, safe, and fast way to remove hair, laser treatment is the solution for you.
How Does Laser Treatment Work?
How does the laser remove the hair? The laser beam passes through the skin to the hair follicle. The laser then destroys the hair by heating the hair follicle to a very high temperature. This destroys the hair and prevents it from growing back by also damaging the follicle. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair.
What Are the Benefits?
Some of the most notable benefits include:
Less Hair Growth
Laser hair removal slows down the growth of hair, which means you will need to get treatments less often. It is an efficient and fast way to remove hair.
Laser treatment is a very safe procedure. Laser hair removal has been used for many years and the success rate is high.
An Affordable Treatment
Laser hair treatment is a more affordable option than other treatment methods, like waxing, and it costs less than a lifetime of buying shaving products (not to mention the time you waste shaving!) If you are looking for a way to remove hair quickly and safely, laser treatment is a great option.
A Comfortable Treatment
The laser is cool to the touch and most people find the treatment to be very comfortable. There’s no denying that this is far easier than waxing and plucking will ever be, and it can even be more comfortable than shaving: especially if you are prone to razor burn.
No More Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs are a common problem for people who shave. Ingrown hairs can be painful, unsightly, and difficult to get rid of. Laser treatment gets rid of ingrown hairs for good.
Less Noticeable Acne
Acne is a common skin condition that can cause pimples, blackheads, and cysts. Laser treatment can help reduce the appearance of acne because when hair is removed, it takes the dirt and oils with it that can lead to acne.
No More Razor Burn
Razors can often cause razor burn, which is a condition that causes a red, itchy, and irritating rash. Laser hair treatment eliminates the need to use a razor, which means you will no longer have to worry about razor burn.
If you are considering laser hair treatment, be sure to consult with a qualified medical professional. They will be able to assess your needs and help you choose the best treatment plan for you.
How Does the Treatment Work?
The laser treatment procedure is simple. The technician will first trim the hair to be removed to about 1/4 of an inch. The laser is then applied to the skin. The technician will use a handpiece to apply the laser to the skin and will guide the laser over the treatment area. The handpiece will be moved around to ensure that the laser is applied to all of the hair.
The technician will use a cooling device to cool the skin before and after the laser is applied. This helps to reduce any discomfort that may be caused by the laser. The technician will then apply a moisturizer to the skin. The laser will heat the hair follicle and destroy it. The hair will then fall out. This process is repeated until all of the hair is removed.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
The best way to prepare for laser treatment is to avoid sun exposure before the treatment. You should also avoid tanning beds and self-tanners. If you have a tan, the laser will not be able to distinguish the hair from the skin as easily.
A good diet and hydration are very important before and after laser treatment. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods to help your body heal and keep your skin looking great. Avoid plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before laser treatment. These methods remove the hair from the root, and the laser needs to be able to target the hair follicle.
How Do I Take Care of My Skin After Treatment?
After laser treatment, it is important to take care of your skin. Here are a few tips:
- Drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods to help your body heal.
- Avoid the sun and tanning beds. Sun exposure can damage your skin and make laser treatment less effective.
- Avoid plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks after laser treatment.
- Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply a moisturizer to the skin.
Am I a Candidate for this Treatment?
Anyone who is looking to remove unwanted hair is a candidate for laser treatment. The laser can be used on any skin type and any color of hair. However, people with darker skin may have a higher risk of developing a burn or scar. People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have this treatment.
How Long Until I See the Final Results?
Most people will need between 4 and 6 sessions for the final results. The number of sessions you will need will depend on the color and texture of your hair, as well as the area being treated and how much hair is being removed. Dark, coarse hair on light skin will respond fastest to laser treatment, but this treatment can be used for nearly anyone, regardless of skin or hair color.
Is This Better Than Shaving?
Unlike a razor, which cuts the hairs off at the skin level, laser treatment destroys the hair follicle. This means that the hair will not grow back, eliminating the need to worry about shaving every time you want to go out or are asked to go to the beach or pool. It saves an enormous amount of time for the average person.
Is This Treatment Suitable for Men as Well as Women?
Yes, men can get laser treatment. The laser can be used on any skin type and any color of hair. Men can get laser treatment in the same places that women do with the bikini area, underarms, and face. Men tend to have thicker hair on their backs and chests, so those areas may require more than one treatment.
Do I Need a Consultation?
When you are considering laser treatment, it is important to have a consultation with the technician. During your consultation, the technician will be able to answer any questions you have and determine if this treatment is right for you. They will also be able to give you an estimate for the number of sessions you will need. During the consultation, you will also be able to find out how much the treatment will cost.
Is This a Permanent Treatment?
Laser treatment is considered a permanent treatment. The laser destroys the hair follicle, which prevents the hair from growing back. Most people require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results.
Laser treatment is a good option for those looking to get rid of unwanted hair. It is a safe, fast, and efficient procedure that can be done in many areas of the body. If you’re ready to have effortlessly smooth skin, contact us today at the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH and set up a consultation with us to get started.