You may find yourself getting tired of constantly shaving, waxing, and plucking away your unwanted hair. It can feel like a never-ending cycle, but the good news is laser hair removal can help break that cycle. Wellskin Med Spa in Dallas, TX, is pleased to offer this and a range of other services to help our clients reach their aesthetic goals.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a great way to reduce underarm hair, which many clients prefer not to have. This could be an aesthetic preference. Removing this hair can also help some clients feel cleaner, as it may help them feel less sweaty after working out. Since this hair tends to trap odor, treating it may improve hygiene, as well.
You may want to completely remove the hair on your arms or you may simply want to thin it out. This treatment is flexible and could be helpful in either scenario. When you meet with us, let us know what your goals are, and we’ll talk about the best way to achieve your vision.
Legs often take the longest to shave or wax. It’s easy to miss whole patches if you’re in a rush, and it’s also easy to accidentally cut yourself while shaving your ankles or knees.
Permanently reducing hair on the legs can be a very exciting prospect for clients who are sick of the hassle. Whether you’re shaving daily to fight off stubble or tired of setting up waxing appointments or waxing at home, laser removal could be the solution you’re looking for.
This area can be sensitive, which can make regular waxing and shaving a challenge. Some patients find that their bikini line is especially prone to ingrown hairs, which can be both painful and irritating. Laser hair removal can provide results without contributing to ingrown hairs. If you’re tired of trying to find a lasting way to maintain your bikini line, laser removal could be the right call.
If you’ve ever tried to shave your back by yourself without missing any spots, you’ll know how challenging this can be. Waxing this area on your own is almost impossible, so if you have unwanted back hair and want to save yourself from battling it on your own, you may find yourself having to set up professional waxing appointments.
Waxing can be helpful, but you’ll still have to set up appointments regularly if you want to keep on top of your results. Laser removal can permanently reduce back hair and offer great peace of mind.
The chest is another area that can be too challenging or sensitive to regularly shave or wax. A laser removal series can offer increased confidence and convenience.
While this treatment shouldn’t be used for the eyebrows, some patients want to treat their upper lip, chin, or jawline. Stray hairs around the face can be annoying and having to bleach, tweeze, or shave it can be frustrating. Laser removal can help you eliminate those sneaky, unexpected five o’clock shadows.
How Does Laser Technology Work?
Laser hair removal, also known as LHR, is a trusted way to permanently reduce hair and achieve smoother skin in the targeted areas. The laser is programmed to target hair follicles right at the source. This energy, when absorbed by the follicles, damages their ability to produce hair. There are other permanent hair reduction options, but laser removal can target many hairs and a larger area all at once.
Before we set up an appointment with you, we’ll want to ensure you have the chance to ask any questions. We’ll also want to talk you through expectations and whether or not this treatment is a good fit for your needs. If you decide to move forward with laser removal, we’ll give you the information you’ll need to get ready for your first appointment.
If you’d like, during your consultation we can also take the opportunity to talk about any other cosmetic concerns or goals you have. We offer a range of skin rejuvenation options, including cosmetic injections, body contouring, and other laser treatments.
While we can give you more instructions in person, there are some things you can keep in mind before your first laser appointment. Shaving a few days beforehand is usually fine, but it’s important to make sure the roots of your hair stay intact. The laser needs to be able to target the pigment in your hair, so you shouldn’t wax or pluck before coming in.
Laser hair removal is carried out with a hand-held device, which will be used to cover the areas you want to treat. We will move the handpiece slowly to make sure the area is thoroughly treated.
The laser energy is emitted in short pulses, and small areas can be treated in just a few minutes. Larger areas could take about an hour, but we can give you a more specific estimate when we know the area you’re treating.
Each patient has individual factors that can affect how quickly they notice results. Some of these factors include the treatment area and the thickness and shade of your hair.
Most patients will notice their hair thinning after just one treatment, but multiple treatments are recommended for lasting, even results. Once the treatment series is complete, patients often enjoy months or even years of no hair growth. A bit of isolated hair growth can be expected after your series, but this hair should be much thinner and easier to manage than it was before your treatment.
No downtime is required after laser removal, which can make it a great choice for busy patients who want to slip an appointment into their lunch break. The convenience of this treatment can help make scheduling as easy as possible since you won’t have to give up a whole day.
Depending on your needs and the area you’re treating, between two to six appointments will help you get those lasting results you want. The laser is most effective on hair that’s in the active cycle of its growth phase. That means a treatment series will help us ensure that all the hair in the area has a chance to be treated when it’s most receptive.
What Are Some of the Benefits?
At best, shaving is an annoying chore. At worst, it can make you feel rushed and stressed to stay on top of your unwanted hair. If you’re already behind schedule or exhausted, having to choose between dealing with stubble or shaving everything can be frustrating. Waxing isn’t much more convenient than shaving, since you have to either worry about setting up the appointment or make sure you set things up correctly at home.
No matter how tiring or overwhelming life gets, laser hair reduction can allow you a bit of relief knowing that you don’t have to worry about hair removal.
Ingrown hairs can affect the texture and appearance of the skin, but worse than that, they are often painful and itchy. Exfoliating and shaving carefully can help reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. That said, some people are more prone to this issue than others, no matter how careful they are. Shaving isn’t the only hair removal method that can contribute to this condition. If your hair breaks off while waxing, that can lead to ingrown hairs as well.
Laser removal is able to target hair growth without causing ingrown hairs. If you already have ingrown hairs, this could actually help you treat them as well.
Saving time is already a great benefit, but this treatment can also help clients feel more spontaneous. If a last-minute plan pops up and you’re in a hurry, it can be helpful to know that you won’t have to rush through waxing or shaving before you head out.
Being busy can be stressful, and if you have the opportunity to go have fun at a concert or hit the beach, feeling prepared can help reduce a bit of that stress.
We have the experience and tools to provide excellent care. We also have the passion to help each of our clients reach their goals and feel their best. We are confident in the treatments we provide and in our ability to help you customize the right treatment plan.
We Have Solutions
We are proud of our team and the quality of services we provide. It’s important to us that each of our clients feels confident about their treatment options. That’s why we would be happy to go over your questions and help personalize a treatment plan for your unique needs. Contact us today at Wellskin Med Spa in Dallas, TX, to set up your consultation!