Laser Hair RemovalPocatello, ID
Laser hair removal is for anyone looking to get rid of hair growths on their body. During the procedure, a beam of light is used to attack hair follicles, inhibiting the growth of new hair. The technique effectively delays future hair growth, but it typically does not permanently stop it. Keeping hair from growing permanently will require regular maintenance laser treatments.
The lasers used for this procedure tend to be most effective on those with darker hair types and lighter skin tones. The more contrast there is between the patient's hair color and skin color, the more effective the treatment will usually be. The goal is for the laser only to be absorbed by the hair follicles being removed and not the patient's skin itself. More contrast makes that task easier.
The laser we use can remove hair from pretty much any part of the body, but it is typically not recommended for areas around the eyes like eyebrows or eyelids as it can risk causing a severe eye injury.
What to expect when getting laser hair removal
For most people, anywhere from two to six sessions are needed to eliminate hairs on the chosen part(s) of their body. The length of time between each session varies based on the area being treated. Areas like the back of the neck are prone to slow hair growth, so the sessions can be as much as four months apart. Hair tends to grow very fast in other areas like the upper lip, so getting rid of hair in this area might require one session every month.
During the procedure, the patient will be given a special set of goggles to protect their eyes from the light beam. The site of treatment will be shaved before the procedure. The doctor might then apply a topical anesthetic to the patient's skin to reduce discomfort during the process.
A hand-held laser is then pressed against the patient's skin. When the device is activated, it sends laser beams into the patient's hair follicles. The device might have a cooling instrument attached to protect the patient's skin, or the doctor might use a cooling gel.
When the laser passes through the patient's skin, heat from the beams damages hair follicles. This inhibits their ability to grow. It is normal for patients to experience a prickly sensation on their skin whenever the device is activated.
The procedure does not take much time. Small areas like the upper lip only take a few minutes, while larger areas like a person's back can be completed in about an hour. After the procedure, the patient might experience some swelling and redness for the first few hours.
Get rid of embarrassing hairs with laser hair removal
Thanks to laser hair removal, you do not have to continually worry about embarrassing hair growths or bumps that occur when you try to remove them with a razor. At Luxe Medical Aesthetics, we can help you get rid of any unwanted hairs. Visit us at our Pocatello office today.
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