Almost everyone has unwanted body hair, and traditional removal methods like shaving and waxing are time-consuming and expensive. Laser hair removal is a cost-effective method to reduce your body hair permanently. Joanne Sargent, RN, and her team of licensed aestheticians offer laser hair removal services for men and women at Begin With Skin Med Spa in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Call or click to schedule your laser hair removal consultation today.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an FDA-cleared cosmetic treatment that targets and disables your hair follicles to prevent or reduce future growth. You can have laser hair removal on nearly any part of your body, including your:
Most patients have at least six laser hair removal sessions spaced four or five weeks apart for optimal results. However, at Begin With Skin Med Spa, you’ll never be asked to commit to a certain number of sessions that you may not need.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal sends a pulse of light into your hair follicles. The light converts to heat and is absorbed by your hair follicle. The heat destroys your hair follicle to prevent future growth.
Your hair grows in cycles of growth and rest. Your hair follicles are most effectively treated during their growth stage. You’ll need several treatments over the course of several months to effectively treat all of your hair follicles during the right part of the growth stage.
It’s also important to avoid tanning during your treatment. The excess melanin in your skin can interfere with the effectiveness of the laser and could lead to unwanted side effects.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an excellent treatment option for men and women who want to get rid of excess body hair. The ideal candidate for laser hair removal has hair that is significantly darker than their skin. However, advances in laser technology have made laser hair removal and effective option for nearly all skin and hair color and types.
What should I expect during laser hair removal treatments?
A specialist from Begin With Skin Med Spa will examine your skin and hair, discuss your goals, and recommend a treatment.
You will need to shave your target area the day before your treatment. If you’ve been waxing, you’ll need to return to shaving for several weeks before your first treatment as there needs to be hair in the follicle for the laser to target.
For treatment, you will rest on a bed and wear protective eyeglasses. Your aesthetician will use a handheld device to direct the laser toward your hair follicles. Treatment can take as little as a few minutes for a small area like your upper lip and up to an hour for a large area like your legs.
Call or book an appointment online with the team at Begin With Skin Med Spa today and discover if laser hair removal is right for you.