Laser Hair Removal | The Spa and Lash Studio Clearfield
Laser hair removal involves the use of laser radiations to destroy hair follicles. It is one of the most efficient hair removal methods that will take a short time to complete and the results will last longer.
It would not be right to refer to this hair removal method as permanent as there are chances that the hair may grow back. This mostly happens when the hair follicles are not completely removed during the laser process.
In the past, laser hair removal was only for those with light skin and dark hair but not anymore. The advanced technology has made it possible to undergo a laser hair removal treatment even when your skin is dark.
How laser hair removal works
The laser machine will emit light beams that will be directed to the melanin in your hair or at the hair follicle. The laser lights will penetrate the skin and move directly to the hair follicles to destroy them.
To make the process more effective, your hair should be darker than your skin. If this is not the case, the process may not be very easy especially for some laser machines.
If your skin is darker, the esthetician will use a machine that can accommodate your type of skin. These machines will be safe for your dark skin and will not burn it in the process of destroying the hair follicles.
Preparation for a laser treatment
Your hair undergoes different cycles and its possible that when you were having your last laser hair removal treatment, some of your hair was in the resting phase. You will need to undergo a series of treatments in one area to ensure that all the hair follicles are destroyed.
Different parts of your body will respond differently to the laser treatment. For some like the bikini area, it will be possible to completely get rid of all the hair in a few sessions. For others like the face, however, you will need more sessions to completely get rid of the hair follicles.
Cost of laser hair removal treatment
The amount the aesthetician will charge for the hair removal will depend on the part that he is working on. The more extensive the area is, the higher the cost will get.
You need to set aside enough funds for your treatment so that you do not miss any session. If you do, you will not blame the aesthetician if the process will not be as effective as you wanted it to be.
You should ask for an estimate of the entire laser treatment so that you can prepare adequately and ensure that the funds are available for all the sessions.
Laser hair removal is expensive compared to other hair removal methods. for instance, if the treatment will be in your bikini area, a single treatment will cost between $200 and $400 per session. Considering that you will need 5 treatments, the cost will between $1000 and $2000.
After completing your treatment sessions, you will be going back to the spa for a maintenance treatment which is not as expensive as the actual treatment.
Is the treatment painful and how long will each treatment take?
It is comforting to know that laser hair removal is not as painful as waxing. If you were unable to endure the pain of waxing, this is a great option for you.
To ensure that you are very comfortable during the treatment, the aesthetician will apply a numbing cream before the treatment.
The duration that the treatment will take depends on the part of the body that will be treated. For a small area, it will take a few minutes but the process may take hours for an extensive part like the back region.
How many sessions will it take to get rid of the unwanted hair?
For most people, it will take between 3 to 7 treatments to achieve the desired results. Within this time, the hair is lighter and one will not easily notice it.
If you have conditions such as irregular periods, gray/ white hair or polycystic ovary, you will need more sessions. You will also require more sessions if your family has a history of intense hair growth.
Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal
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