There are very few people out there who really like to shave. You talk to most men who have to shave and they will gladly tell you how much they hate shaving. You talk to men and women who shave their legs or their bikini area before going out during the summer months in swimwear and they will also tell you how much they hate shaving, how much they hate waxing, and how much they hate other forms of manual hair removal. If this is true in your case and you live in the Lafayette area, you may be wondering when to consider laser hair removal.
When determining whether or not laser hair removal is right for you, it’s good to get an idea of how it works. With laser hair removal, a technician is going to use a hand-held instrument that produces a powerful laser beam. This instrument is held on the skin. As the instrument goes over your skin, it is attracted to the pigmentation in your hair follicles. This is going to cause your hair follicles to heat up. In essence, the laser is going to cauterize the hair follicles, preventing future hair growth.
How many treatments will you need before you see the desired results? That answer is going to vary from person to person. Laser hair removal treatments are only going to work on the hair that is actively growing at the time you have the treatments performed. Your hair grows in a cyclical manner. So although you may see a bunch of hair on your arms or on your legs, not all of it is actively growing. So you will need to have the procedure performed at our office in Lafayette multiple times to treat the hair follicles that are actively growing at the time of the treatment.
Laser hair removal works for men and women alike. This is a non-radiation procedure. It’s not like you’re having an X-ray. Instead, light is used to create heat, and this is what leads to the safe and effective destruction of unwanted hair follicles.