If you’re tired of shaving or find waxing too painful, you may want to consider laser hair removal. This popular cosmetic procedure emits a highly concentrated light that converts to heat. It not only eliminates hair; it significantly reduces hair growth over time and is a quick and virtually painless process that selectively targets unwanted hairs while leaving the skin undamaged.

Lasers can remove unwanted hair from the face, brows, legs, bikini line, back, chest, arms, and other parts of the body. Treatment areas typically are divided into three categories: small, medium, and large. Laser hair removal costs can vary widely depending on the size of the area of hair removal.

If you’ve always wanted smoother skin and are considering the benefits of laser hair removal, keep reading to learn more.

It’s a Quick Process

If you’re used to waxing, shaving, and tweezing unwanted hairs, you know these can be time-consuming endeavors with results that don’t last very long.

On the other hand, laser hair removal treatments are much faster than you may imagine. Each laser pulse takes only a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at once. This means the laser can remove hair from a small area like the upper lip in a few minutes. Larger areas like the legs or back can take closer to one hour. The number of treatments will vary with each individual, but most people require six to eight treatments.

It’s Not Too Painful

Laser hair removal hurts much less than you may imagine. Some people feel virtually no pain. Others may feel a slight burning sensation or find it slightly uncomfortable. Some equate the feeling to being snapped with a warm rubber band. However, since the sessions are quick, most people find it easy to tolerate.

You Should Shave the Area Beforehand

Make sure to shave the area that’s going to be treated the day before. Shaving will give the lasers better access to the follicles underneath the skin. If there’s too much hair, it will absorb most of the laser’s energy for less effective hair removal results. Shaving can also mean less risk of skin damage.

However, it’s important not to shave right before treatment. The skin needs time to calm down; otherwise, the laser could cause swelling.

You Shouldn’t Tweeze or Wax Between Sessions

Once you start laser hair removal treatment, never tweeze, wax, or epilate the hairs. Since the laser targets the hair follicle, eliminating the root will disrupt the growth and cause future treatments to be ineffective. If you must remove hair between treatments, shaving is the only option, as it will not affect the hair follicle.

You Should Avoid Sun Exposure

Avoiding exposure to the sun is the most important fact on this list. Too many UV rays not only make laser hair removal less successful but also can they also increase the odds of complications such as hyperpigmentation and scarring. The sun makes the skin more heat sensitive. Stay out of the sun for at least three weeks at the absolute minimum before and after each treatment.

Book Your Appointment Today!

When it comes to unwanted hair removal, laser treatment is the most permanent option. Our team of expert technicians can provide laser hair removal solutions for all skin types and colors. To make this experience as comfortable as possible, we use the most cutting-edge technology available today.

To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, call our clinic in Munster, Indiana at (219) 237-0044 or book an appointment online.