Laser hair removal has been a tried-and-true hair reduction technique since the early 90’s. With years of technological advancements under its belt, laser hair removal is now considered one of the most popular hair removal techniques when compared to other hair removal methods such as waxing, threading and shaving. Although alternative forms of hair reduction and removal exist, laser hair removal is considered a veteran in the beauty realm, offering benefits that are not attainable through other techniques.
Although larger surface areas of the body may take longer to treat with the laser, the overall time for completion is quick, with each pulse lasting only one-fourth of a second. Unlike waxing or epilating the hair, laser hair removal has been reported as a minimally painful treatment. Some patients have related the sensation to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin repetitively. At BeautyFix, we carry state-of-the art machines that are painless, safe and effective for all skin types.
Laser hair removal is a safe treatment that does not damage the surrounding skin. It is important to remember that the results are never 100%, as this method is used for hair reduction and not complete removal. However, laser hair removal provides up to 90% of hair reduction. Any new hair that grows will appear finer and extremely easy to manage. The best part about laser hair removal is that, unlike waxing, there is no wait period for hair growth between treatments. With waxing, you must wait for the hair to grow into a reasonable length for effective removal. When it comes to the “in-between” period with laser hair removal, any regrowth can be shaved, as the laser is doing more than pulling the hairs from the root itself and length does not matter.
Initially, laser hair removal may seem like it costs a pricey penny, however, compared to all the money spent on razors, shaving creams, routine wax appointments, etc., you’ll be saving yourself money (and the inconvenience) in the long run. In addition, the price of laser hair removal has drastically decreased as the price of waxing has gone up.
To prepare for your treatment, make sure the area you are treating with laser hair removal is clean and shaved prior to your appointment. Appointments will be rescheduled if the area is not shaved or you will be charged a fee for shaving. If you typically wax or tweeze unwanted hair, make sure to stop at least three weeks before your treatment to get the most optimal results. If you are sun-burnt or tanned we will not be able to treat you until the skin has healed. If you use sunless tanning products, stop using them for at least 7 days ahead of your treatment and exfoliate any leftover color prior to your treatment. Brazilian laser hair removal appointments will be rescheduled if you’re menstruating.
Yes, most patients experience permanent removal of hair on the treated areas, however the area that is treated will not experience complete hair removal. Laser hair removal provides anywhere between 50%-90% hair reduction success. Any new hair that grows will appear finer and extremely easy to manage.
Laser hair removal may cause some discomfort, however it is typically less painful than waxing. Sometimes discomfort can persist for 1-3 days following the treatment. Tylenol can be taken to alleviate some of that discomfort.
There is no downtime needed after your laser hair removal session. Sometimes the treatment can result in redness or discomfort the first few days post-treatment.
The ideal laser hair removal candidate is someone with coarse, dark hair that is darker than their skin tone. However, BeautyFix offers treatments that are safe and effective for all hair and skin types.
The main side effects of laser hair removal are redness, swelling and discomfort in the treated area. These symptoms do not usually persist past three days.