Lasers are used for everything from manufacturing to eye surgery. They even help police officers clock the speed you're driving your car. One of the most convenient uses for lasers that men and women are taking advantage of is laser hair removal. It's a simple, safe, and effective procedure. Here's what you can expect:
Gentle and Safe Hair Removal A specially designed laser beam is directed through the surface of your skin during laser hair removal, destroying the follicle. Before applying the laser, the aesthetician applies a gel to help the laser move more easily, and the laser is designed to cool your skin as it passes over. Laser hair removal can be used on nearly any area of your body that has hair you don't want, such as your upper lip, bikini area, back, or legs. Men also choose to treat their beard areas to cut back on the need for shaving.
Long-Lasting Results Laser hair removal lasts much longer than shaving, which only cuts off hair above the skin. Everyone is unique, and results vary, but most men and women can achieve permanent hair loss and smooth, silky skin. Multiple treatments increase your likelihood of long-term results.
Minimal Side Effects Immediately after laser hair removal, the treated skin area might be red, slightly swollen, and sensitive. It's a good idea to avoid the sun and heat on the affected areas. For example, take lukewarm instead of hot showers or baths until the temporary irritation subsides. These effects don't last long. Some people with darker skin might have skin lightening, but the change is temporary. Your hair will begin to shed in the areas treated during the first few weeks after treatment.
Learn more about laser hair removal from our helpful and trained staff at Aurora Medical Spa. Call (314) 822-1060 if you have any questions or want to schedule laser hair removal.