Who is a Good Candidate?
Individuals who have unwanted facial or body hair that makes them feel self-conscious, are looking for an alternative to waxing, shaving, or bleaching, and have dark hair and light skin can often benefit from laser hair removal. Darker hairs absorb the laser light better, and lighter skin allows more transmission of the laser light into the hair follicle. The best way to determine if laser hair removal is right for you is through a consultation.
The Laser Hair Removal Procedure
During the laser hair removal treatment, patients will be given protective eyewear to wear. Then, a cold gel or a special cooling device will be used to ensure a comfortable treatment. The most popular laser hair removal lasers use low-energy laser beams which can be adjusted to the patient’s skin color and the color of the hair. A test treatment will be done first to ensure that the laser settings are correct. Then, the laser beam will be directed spot-by-spot to the treatment areas, disabling the active hair follicles. Multiple treatment sessions are required for optimal results.
Following laser hair removal, mild redness and swelling may occur, which can be soothed with ice packs or anti-inflammatory creams. It is important to avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds, and always wear sunscreen on the treated areas when outdoors. Results from laser hair removal are long-term.
If you are interested in laser hair removal for smoother, silkier skin, contact Skin Care of Arizona in Phoenix to schedule a consultation.