More than one million laser hair removal procedures were performed in the United States in 2016. If you have unwanted hair and are tired of shaving, waxing, and tweezing, Bello Corpo Med Spa or make an appointment online at the Woburn, Massachusetts, clinic for a laser hair removal consultation.
Laser hair removal is a safe, convenient, and popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. A trained aesthetician uses a pulsating beam of light to get rid of your unwanted hair. The laser passes through to your hair follicles, and the intense heat damages the follicle. This deterioration hinders future hair growth.
Before your laser hair removal procedure, you should shave, but do not pluck, wax, or have electrolysis. You should also avoid tanning.
Your technician at Bello Corpo Med Spa uses a handheld laser instrument with a cooling device. This tool targets the pigment in the hair follicles deep within your skin. Depending on the size of the area, the process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.
Laser hair removal gets rid of hair in nearly any area of your body, including:
Laser hair removal cannot be performed on your eyelids or the area surrounding your eyes.
Since the process targets the hair pigment, laser hair removal works best for those with light skin and dark hair. The laser can’t “see” lighter hair, so laser hair removal is less effective for those with white, gray, red, or blond hair.
The results of a laser hair removal procedure vary and depend on the area treated. You may need 4-6 treatments to remove all the hair in a treatment area effectively because the laser can only treat hair follicles that are in the active growth phase.
Initial sessions are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart, and periodic maintenance treatments every 6-12 months help retain the effects of laser hair removal. Most patients who have undergone laser hair removal report a success rate between 70% and 90%.
If you’re tired of wasting time removing the unwanted hair from your body, call or make an appointment online today for laser hair removal at Bello Corpo Med Spa, a Massachusetts Department of Health Licensed Medical Clinic.