Laser hair removal eliminates hair in unwanted areas of your body. From your toes to your chin, you can get permanent hair removal in NY at a distinguished spa and enjoy being hair-free for longer than any other method.
Laser hair removal is the quickest and most efficient method of removing hair permanently. It stops the hair from regrowing in the treated area and requires fewer treatments than other types of hair removal treatments. With an experienced technician providing the treatment, undergoing laser hair removal is safe without suffering skin damage.
Read on to learn more about using lasers to remove unwanted facial and body hair safely and effectively.
Areas of the Body That Can Undergo Permanent Hair Removal Treatment
Most areas of the body can undergo laser hair removal treatment. They include:
Groin or bikini area
There are other areas of the body that can be treated with laser hair removal, but it's always a good idea to have a consultation with a provider first. The provider can look at the areas you'd like to treat and let you know if it's possible or not.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal works by sending an intense pulse of light through the hair follicle and into the root. The light is so intense that it damages the root, preventing it from growing a new hair follicle. This method of hair removal has been used since the 1970s and the laser technology behind the treatment has made great strides since its introduction.
Hair follicles have pigment molecules that absorb the light generated by the laser beam. The light travels down to the root of the follicle, damaging the root while going no further into the skin. Those with dark hair and fair skin achieve the best results as light skin does not absorb the lasar’s energy. It was once believed that people with light hair and fair skin may not be a good candidate for laser hair removal due to the fact that the hair does not have enough pigment to absorb most lasers. But, there are now specially developed lasers that have proven effective in removing unwanted hair for fair skinned and blonde haired men and women.
Research and development in laser technology has created different types of lasers that work on different combinations of skin tones and hair colors. They include:
Ruby laser for fine and light hair
Alexandrite laser for light and olive-toned skin
Diode laser for dark skin
Nd:YAG for all skin types
Laser hair treatment is superior to other depilatory options due to its speed, efficiency, and focus. Some lasers are capable of treating a wide area of skin at once while others cover smaller areas.
A spa for permanent hair removal in NY usually has different types of lasers to treat as many combinations of hair color and skin tone as possible. You can learn more when you call for an appointment for laser hair removal.
How to Prepare for Hair Removal Treatment by Laser?
Preparing for laser hair removal treatment is straightforward and easy. Be sure to follow the instructions given to you when you make your initial appointment in order to get the best results and avoid complications.
Avoid Excessive Sunlight
Do not lay outside for a suntan or in a tanning bed for days leading up to your treatment. If you've recently been exposed to sunlight, your skin may be more likely to suffer damage during laser hair removal.
Shave The Area Intended For Treatment
Shaving the area of skin 24 hours before undergoing laser hair removal minimizes the potential for skin irritation. Long hair can increase the odds for inflammation and swelling.
Don't Use Other Hair Removal Methods
Waxing, plucking, depilatories, and electrolysis can affect the hair follicle's ability to absorb the laser energy and damage the root. Shaving is the only accepted method for hair removal prior to a hair removal session.
Do Not Apply Lotions or Topical Emollients Prior to Your Hair Removal
Your skin needs to be clean, dry, and free from oils, lotions, and makeup during your appointment. It's a good idea to take a shower and dry off thoroughly, then abstain from applying anything to your skin before heading to the spa.
Avoid Certain Medication Before Your Appointment
Certain medications such as blood thinners or Retinol should be avoided in advance of your laser hair removal. Blood thinners can trigger an adverse side reaction and Retinol will cause your skin to become even more sensitive to the lasers, causing the treatment process to be painful and irritating.
What Should Be Expected During and After the Treatment?
Before Treatment Preparation
You will remove any clothing covering the area to be treated. You'll also wear a special pair of goggles to protect your eyes from the laser. A topical anesthetic that's safe for use with the laser may be applied before the treatment begins.
What You'll Experience During Treatment
Once you've been prepared, the dermatology consultant will apply the laser to your skin to destroy the hair follicles. Some lasers are designed to cover a small area of skin, while other types have a broader pattern. You may feel irritation, such as a pinprick, and you'll likely feel a sensation of cold from the cooling device or gel. The discomfort is minimal and only lasts for a short period of time.
The amount of time needed for the treatment depends on the size of the area that's being lasered. Small areas on the face require no more than a few minutes while larger areas such as the legs or back can need as much an hour or more to complete.
What to Expect After Treatment
You may notice that the treated area is swollen and tender. Your dermatologist will give you a steroid cream or ointment to help reduce discomfort. You may also apply ice on the treated area to reduce swelling.
Hair doesn't fall out immediately after treatment. Instead, it falls off in the days and weeks after the treatment has concluded. You may see new hair growth in hairs that were in the dormant stage unaffected during the treatment.
The Benefits of Permanent Hair Removal Treatment
It takes fewer sessions to achieve permanent hair removal with a laser than with electrolysis, and is much less painful. Depilatory creams work by chemically burning the hair and can last longer than shaving, but is not permanent. Waxing is effective for long-term hair removal, but the hair eventually grows back. Consider the benefits of permanent hair removal in NY instead of undergoing repeated treatments to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal lasts the longest out of all hair removal options, is more affordable, and provides better results.
Laser hair removal works by heating the hair follicles to stop new hairs from growing. This forces the hair follicles into a state of dormancy for an extensive period of time. When the hairs do grow back, they’ll be lighter, finer, and fewer in number. And although the procedure is often endorsed as “permanent,” laser treatment only reduces the number of unwanted hairs in a given area.
The primary benefit of permanent hair removal treatment is the fact that you won't have to resort to other methods of removal ever again. It takes a long time for a hair follicle root to regenerate and become apparent again. Until that day arrives, you get to enjoy the appearance of smooth skin that's not marred by stray hairs growing where you don't want them.
Call Bared Monkey Today to Learn More About Laser Hair Removal
At Bared Monkey, we carry over 20 types of FDA-approved lasers from the best manufacturers to provide you with high-quality laser hair removal services. These lasers allow us to use a variety of hair removal techniques for all combinations of skin tones and hair colors and provide permanent hair removal. Our dermatology consultants are seasoned professionals who are capable of providing the best possible experience you can have for permanent hair removal by laser. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and what we can do for you.