This Summer, and the Next… and the Next
If you’ve never tried laser hair removal, first of all—why not? If unwanted body or facial hair bothers you, you’re missing out on a miracle. Secondly, if you’ve never tried it, you’re most likely interested in the prospect of permanently hair-free legs. No more razor burn or cuts, no more stubble, no more painful waxing or creams that only partially work. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Especially for the summertime? If you’re like many of Monterey Laser & Skin Care’s clients, it does.
Laser hair removal has some truly amazing benefits. Women who have chosen this treatment love it and sing its praises. But there may be quite a bit you don’t know about laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is gentler than waxing.
Waxing can be very painful, but the intensity of the laser can be adjusted depending on a patient’s skin sensitivity. Although the laser zaps are certainly noticeable, everyone agrees that it’s much less painful than waxing. You can use a numbing cream if you’re unsure.
Laser hair removal is more permanent than waxing.
After a patient’s first treatment, the hair on the surface falls off. The hair underneath will take 5-10 days to vacate the follicle. With each laser hair removal session, patients will notice less and less hair, and it will be finer. Most patients find that their hair is permanently removed in six treatments or less (although sometimes it takes more than eight treatments depending on your hair growth cycle).
Laser hair removal is best after puberty.
Laser hair removal isn’t recommended for anyone who may still be going through puberty, or the last stages of puberty. This is because during the teen years the body produces new hair and new follicles at a quicker pace, which means the treatment wouldn’t be as effective.
Laser hair removal is a (small) commitment.
Most patients need about 4-6 sessions of laser hair removal to achieve permanent results— although some require more than that, and some require less. The treatments are scheduled to match the hair growth cycle. Try not to miss appointments in order to get the best results.
Laser hair removal requires tan-free skin…and a shave.
Before your session, it’s important that you have shaved the area that’s being treated and that you haven’t been in a tanning bed or had sun exposure for a while. An unshaven area or sun exposure can cause a treatment to be less effective.
Laser hair removal is fast.
Treatments for laser hair removal typically take about 10 minutes to an hour, and can last longer if you’re having multiple areas treated. And the most popular areas to have treated? The arms, arm pits, bikini area, and legs.
Laser hair removal destroys hair follicles.
When the laser hits your skin, the pigment in your hair follicles will absorb the energy and are destroyed. Once a follicle is successfully destroyed, it won’t grow back.
At Monterey Laser, our laser hair removal treatments are gentle and effective. We use FDA-approved Candela lasers, which are known for being the best in the field for laser hair removal. If you’re in the Monterey area and are considering this quick and self-esteem-boosting treatment, call us at (831) 869-8865. We offer free consultations. Contact us today!