As the weather gradually warms, your thoughts may be turning to unsightly hair or the annoyance of shaving so frequently. Laser hair removal is another service we offer at Skin Allure Med Spa in New York. It’s a painless, easy way to ditch the razor.
How does it work?
Your hair is darker than your skin which means it collects heat from the laser faster than your skin does. The laser heats the root of the hair (the follicle) destroying it. This keeps the follicle from supporting the hair and keep it from growing a new strand immediately.
How long does it last?
Laser hair removal causes permanent hair reduction and delayed re-growth of the treated hair follicles. Specifically how long your treatment will last depends on the area being treated and how resilient your particular hair is. Results can last as long as two years. Usually, the hair that does grow back is lighter in color and texture and easier to remove again.
How many treatments does it take?
We normally suggest 4-6 treatments at 6-8 week intervals. The laser only destroys hair that’s actively growing. More than one treatment is needed to catch different hair strands in the growing (“anagen”) cycle.
What’s the recovery time?
Immediately following the treatment, you may notice some redness and bumpiness which is a sign that the laser worked. This usually resolves in 20 minutes to several hours. Immediately after your treatment, you may reapply make up and sunscreen and resume normal activities. During the week following the treatment, you may notice that the hair appears to be growing. This doesn’t mean the laser failed, it just means that the follicle is extruding the hair and it will fall out shortly.
Does it hurt?
Although most clients tolerate it well, the laser can be uncomfortable in some areas especially in areas with coarse, dense hair. We make every effort to make your session as pain-free as possible. Our lasers have a cooling system so they don’t heat your skin. They also use a non-sequential scanning algorithm which means it jumps from area to area to reduce heat build-up rather than treating neighboring areas all at once. For more information on how awesome our lasers are, go here or here.
If you’re tired of frequently shaving, painful plucking, and red razor burns give us a call! Our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced laser specialists will give you quality, long-lasting results. We have been providing exceptional laser hair removal for 10 years at our convenient Hopewell Junction location. Give us a call today!