Are you sick and tired of how much time and money you waste shaving to get the smooth skin you desire? Are you put off by the awful smell and skin burning that accompanies depilatory creams? Have you decided that neither waxing nor plucking unwanted hairs is right for you? If so, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA. Here’s what you need to know about this treatment.
How Many Times Do You Need To Get Laser Hair Removal To See Results?
Most people can achieve their ideal results after six to 10 treatment sessions. However, the only way to get a good idea of how many treatment sessions you will need is to come in for an initial consultation. Several factors affect the number of sessions that will be required to achieve ideal results, including what you consider to be ideal results. For example, if you just want to thin out your facial hair to reduce shaving frequency, you may only need a few sessions.
Another factor that significantly influences the number of treatments required is the color contrast between your skin and hair. Laser technology has come a long way from only being safe for individuals with fair skin. However, laser hair removal is still most effective when there is a significant contrast between skin tone and hair color. For example, you will need more treatments if your hair is grey, blonde, or red.
When Can I Schedule My Next Session?
You can schedule your follow-up sessions whenever you see more unwanted hairs in the treatment area. Some people schedule their follow-up sessions a mere week after their last appointment. Others don’t have hair follicles in their areas of concern that enter into the active growth phase a week after the treated hair follicles. It is not uncommon for sessions to be spaced four to six weeks apart.
The bottom line is that you must wait until you see more unwanted hairs because this treatment can only eliminate hair follicles that are in the active growth phase successfully. Unfortunately, if you can’t see hairs extruding past your skin, your hair follicles are in another stage of the hair growth cycle.
How Soon Will I See My Results?
Everyone’s destroyed hair follicles release their hairs at a different rate. You can feel fairly confident that your skin will be hair-free within 24 hours of your appointment. However, you can expect with complete confidence that your treated areas will be soft amd smooth 72 hours after your appointment.
How Long Will My Session Take?
The length of your laser hair removal session depends significantly on the size of the areas being targeted for treatment. The larger your targeted areas are, the longer your treatment session will take. If you’re only targeting a small region of your body, like your underarms or upper lip, the laser therapy portion of your session will take no more than five minutes. However, it will take some time to inspect the targeted areas for irritation.
Also, regardless of the size of the areas being treated, it will take some time to apply the topical anesthetic and wait for it to take effect. If you’re pressed for time, we don’t need to apply it. This treatment isn’t painful. However, people sometimes like to numb their skin because the light energy emitted by the laser is very warm. If you’re treating a larger area, the laser portion of your treatment may take closer to 30 minutes.
What Areas Can Be Targeted for Treatment?
Essentially, you can use a laser to remove unwanted hair from anywhere but your eyebrows. Whether you want to target one area per treatment session or several areas per treatment session is up to you. We will only need to calibrate the laser once, even if you are treating multiple areas. Therefore, it would be more convenient to treat several areas at once. Here are the most popular treatment areas:
- Lower face
- Bikini region
- Upper arms
Keep in mind, though, the aforementioned areas cannot be treated if your skin is irritated or injured at the time of your appointment.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
You can expect your final laser hair removal results to last a lifetime. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. The heat emitted by the laser during treatment destroys the hair follicles in the active growth phase. Once these follicles are burned, they don’t just release the visible hair growing from them.
They are also unable to grow new hair in the future. You only have to worry about unwanted hair growth if your hormones become imbalanced and your skin develops new hair follicles.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You don’t have to waste time and money on outdated hair removal options. With just six to 10 laser hair removal sessions, you can enjoy hair-free skin for years, decades, or life. If you can keep your hormone levels balanced, you shouldn’t need follow-up sessions in the future. To find out whether this hair removal technique is appropriate for you, lase