Laser Hair Removal Basics

Laser Hair Removal Virginia

Hair removal can be a surprisingly painful process.

For anyone who’s had to deal with nicks and bumps, or, god forbid, an extremely painful waxing session, the idea of permanently removing hair from the body might sound like a miracle.

But miracles do exist apparently, and bikini Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can do just that for you.

By sending energy straight into the pigment, the hair follicle is damaged, and the hair lightens, slows growth, or even stops growing.

Does it hurt?

The real question anyone has about laser treatments, especially when it comes to hair which is surprisingly and notoriously

As with many similar treatments, your mileage will vary, but the pain has been compared to waxing while being much quicker. Pain has also been compared to a rubber band snapping.

Any individuals looking to try laser hair removal should keep in mind that waiting longer between sessions gives hair a chance to grow back. Future sessions may be less effective or, yes, more painful due to waiting.

How long does treatment last? You should be in and out within 15 minutes, sometimes shorter. Total treatment will usually be 4-6 sessions.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Because the laser that damages the hair follicle depends on the pigment, the color of the hair actually plays a role in the efficacy of the laser.

Therefore, unfortunately, those with lighter hair colors may not be good candidates for laser hair removal.

Good candidates are those with darker hair. Because darker hair tends to be more visible in unwanted areas, laser hair removal treatment may be especially effective in meeting these individuals’ aesthetic needs.

Individuals interested in the treatment should consider shaving the area of treatment before their appointment. Although many facilities are willing to assist the patient in shaving, many will incur a fee.

Interested in bikini laser hair removal treatment? Call Cosmetic Dermatology Center or check here for more information.