If you are bothered by the need for constantly shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, you should consider undergoing a laser hair removal treatment. Millions of people have undergone this safe and convenient treatment that allows them to retire their razor and spend time doing less tedious activities.
How It Works
Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. It works through the use of a device that beams highly focused light energy that is absorbed by the hair follicles. This destroys the hair follicle and its ability to grow hair.
What are the Benefits?
Lasers are very helpful in removing unwanted hair from places like your face, arms, underarms, legs, bikini area, and other areas. The laser allows us to selectively target individual hair follicles and leave skin tissue outside of the treatment zone intact.
Another key benefit of laser hair removal is its incredible speed. Each laser pulse takes a tiny fraction of one second to treat many hairs simultaneously. We can treat an area the size of a quarter every single second. Small treatment areas, like that found on the upper lip, can be treated successfully in just minutes.
Preparing for Your Procedure
Laser treatments involve more than just simply “zapping” the hair follicles. This is a medical procedure requiring specific training. Before undergoing the procedure, there are some preparations and precautions that you need to follow so that you get the best possible result from your treatment.
The laser equipment needs the presence of a hair for proper targeting. So you should refrain from waxing, plucking, or electrolysis in the weeks prior to your procedure. You’ll also want to avoid prolonged sun exposure prior to and following your procedure. This is because exposure to sunlight makes the procedure less effective and could lead to post-treatment complications.
During the treatment, laser energy will be transmitted into hair follicles to destroy them and their ability to produce unwanted hair in the treatment zone. Patients typically need a series of treatment sessions for optimal results.
If you are ready to say goodbye to the constant need to remove unwanted hair, please book your laser hair removal consultation at Madonna OBGYN and Medical Spa, located in Geneseo and Rochester. Get all the facts about this popular treatment for unwanted hair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!