As temperatures start to rise on the thermometer, many of us are not looking forward to getting back into a shaving routine that will keep our legs silky smooth for shorts season. Perhaps this is the year to forget the razor and start thinking about long-lasting laser hair reduction as an alternative. Laser treatments are relatively quick, involve little or no discomfort and provide results you can enjoy all summer long. Is laser hair removal the right choice for you?
How does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal delivers concentrated laser energy into hair follicles, causing damage to the follicle so that hair falls out. The damage to the follicle also prevents hair from growing back in many cases, which is why this procedure is touted as a method of permanent hair reduction for many patients. The laser targets the melanin in the hair, so the procedure tends to work best when there is a striking contrast between hair and skin color.
At New Visage, we use the Lutronic Advantage hair removal system. This device offers superior results while a special cooling tip ensures patient comfort throughout the procedure. The laser is safe for any skin type and is appropriate for use on any area of the body. Common treatment areas include:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
What is the Procedure Like?
Laser hair removal is performed on an outpatient basis and most procedures will take less than one hour to complete. Total treatment time will depend largely on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatment areas to be addressed in a single session. During the procedure, a handheld applicator delivers the laser energy into the hair follicle and patients report the sensation is similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The integrated cooling system keeps the surface of the skin at a comfortable temperature throughout the procedure.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal over Shaving
There are a number of benefits laser hair removal offers over shaving:
- Results of laser hair removal last much longer
- No need to continue shaving weekly or more frequently to maintain results
- No risk of nicks or cuts from the razor blade
- Lower risk of ingrown hairs and pimples after laser hair removal
- Results are smoother after laser hair removal
- Cost savings overall, as you will no longer have to invest in razors and shaving cream
Get Started Now!
Laser hair removal only works on hair with is in the growth cycle, which does not encompass every hair in the treatment area at the same time. For this reason, you will need to schedule a series of laser treatment sessions to ensure all of the follicles in the treatment area are eventually addressed. If you begin your laser hair removal now, you will see significant results by summer, which will continue to improve in the following months as additional treatment sessions are performed.
Give your razor a break this summer by switching to laser treatments to keep your skin silky smooth. To learn more about this procedure, contact New Visage at 252-808-2NEW.