The best way to achieve non-invasive and convenient laser hair removal is with our Sexy Legs Program. This enables you to remove or permanently decrease the amount of unwanted hair that you have almost anywhere on your body, including your legs and face. Your skin will be left much silkier and smoother than what waxing, shaving and electrolysis can provide. The technique is gentle, large areas can be treated effectively in a fairly short amount of time and you will not have any downtime. This means you can pick up your life right where you left off prior to your treatment. This has become one of the most frequently performed procedures throughout the United States. This procedure is an excellent option for individuals with:
• Undesirable hair on the face or body
• Lighter skin and darker hair
• Feelings of self-conscious due to the presence of unwanted hair
• An interest in a viable option for hair removal
• A limited choice of clothing due to unwanted hair
• Concerns about hair on the face, including the cheeks, upper lip and chin
• Undesirable hair on the bikini line, back or underarms
It is important to understand that the light from the laser is absorbed more easily when the hairs are darker. Lighter skin increases the ability of the laser light to penetrate the hair follicle. The color, length and coarseness of the hair is impacted by age, medication, ethnicity, the area of the body where the hair grows and your hormone levels. All of these factors will have an impact on the results achieved during your treatment. Both the smaller and larger areas of your body can be treated effectively. The procedure will also help even out your complexion and skin tone. It is possible to achieve permanent hair reduction after completing a series of treatment sessions. There are many reasons to have this procedure done, including:
• The treatment is completely safe for both your face and body.
• A protective cover is provided for your eyes to eliminate the possibility of damage.
• The hair on your legs is decreased or removed permanently.
• The procedure saves you valuable time.
• The treatment eliminates the need for waxing or shaving.
The Procedure for Laser Hair Removal
Prior to beginning your treatment, you will be given a protective shield for your eyes. This will eliminate the possibility of causing any damage or injury to either your retinas or corneas. Any hair in the areas you have targeted for treatment can then be trimmed as needed. The type of lasers most commonly used for this procedure are those with a low-energy beam of light. This is because they can be adjusted for the color of your skin and the location, thickness and color of the hair being targeted for removal.
The professional can then conduct a test treatment. This involves the direction of a pulsed light to the area being treated. A low-energy beam will penetrate your skin prior to absorption by the pigment contained in the hair follicles in the active growth phase. This area will be thoroughly examined to make certain the correct settings are being used. You will also be checked for any negative reactions to the laser. Once the test has been successfully completed and no negative reactions found, your actual treatment can begin. The laser beam is methodically directed to every spot on the treatment area. This immediately encourages the hair follicles to disable their growth. Only the follicles in the active growth phase will be impacted by the treatment. There will be no effect on the dormant follicles.
Once you have completed your session, soothing lotions or creams can be applied to your skin. It is important to note that you will need multiple treatment sessions for the best possible results. In most cases, a series of regularly scheduled treatment sessions is necessary. The number of treatments will increase if you are using exogenous hormones. The frequency of the sessions is dependent on several factors, such as the area of your body you are having treated, the pattern of your hair growth, your age, your gender and the type of laser device chosen for your treatment. There are different devices effective for this procedure. The most effective ones use a lower level energy beam to disrupt the growth of the active hair follicles.
The type of laser device chosen for your specific treatment will depend on several different factors. These include:
• The color of your skin
• The type of device best-suited to your individual needs
• The most effective skin cooling and temperature for your specific needs
• The best timing for your treatment
• The thickness and color of your hair
• The best fluence, wavelength, pulse width and spot size for your specific needs
• The area of your body being targeted
Again, the device used is dependent on the color and thickness of your hair, your skin type, the treatment timing and the location and size of the targeted area. You can be sure that a certified laser technician will perform your treatment.
Do keep in mind that certain laser systems are not appropriate for individuals with tanned or darker skin. The professional will choose the best option for your individual needs after completing an evaluation of the characteristics of both your hair and skin color. It is important to trust the professional performing your procedure. The individual should be experienced with laser hair removal, have the proper training, education and skills and strive to meet your comfort level. Once you have decided you want to have this procedure done, you need to schedule a personal consultation. This is important because you want to be certain the treatment can be customized specifically for your wants and needs to provide the best possible results.
Your consultation provides the opportunity to ask any questions you have and discuss your aesthetic goals with the professional. You will be evaluated to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure. You will be told what results you can expect to receive from the treatment. It is important for the professional to be aware of any medical conditions, medications and your medical history. Additional procedures may be offered depending on your personal cosmetic goals. You must provide your complete medical history. This includes any surgeries you have had in the past, your current medications, any allergies and your current and previous medical conditions. Your treatment plan will be based on your physical characteristics and your goals.
The professional will offer recommendations regarding your specific treatment. These may include:
• The best device for your treatment
• The available options for the location area of your treatments
• The expected outcome of your treatments
• The preparation necessary for your sessions
• The number of sessions you will most likely need to achieve your goals
• The experience you can expect during your sessions
• The cost for your treatments
It is important to have an active part in your treatment. This means asking every single question you may have about the treatment and the results. Some of the most commonly asked questions involve:
• If the individual is a good candidate for this procedure
• What the individual must do to achieve the best possible results
• What to expect after the procedure has been completed
• If before and after photographs will be taken of the individual
• The options available if the desired results are not achieved
• If the goals of the individual are realistic and reasonable
• The total cost of the treatment sessions
You will be given instructions to follow prior to your treatment. It is very important to adhere to these instructions for both optimal results and your safety. Some of these instructions may include:
• Avoiding the sun whenever possible
• Wearing a high-quality sunscreen
• Electrolysis, waxing and plucking should be avoided prior to the laser hair removal
• Individuals with darker skin should use a bleaching cream on the targeted areas
• Smoking should be stopped in the weeks prior to the procedure for better healing
• Specific anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin and specific herbal medications should be eliminated prior to the procedure
It is important to drink plenty of water prior to your treatment. Good hydration both before and after the procedure will help ensure an efficient recovery. This procedure takes place on an outpatient basis in the comfort of our med spa. You may experience a slight stinging sensation during the procedure. The average session requires just minutes of your time. This may increase depending on the area you have targeted for treatment. Once you have finished your session, you can go home, head back to work or complete your regular routine. You will be provided with instructions for proper care after your session. It is extremely important to follow these instructions.
After your laser hair removal has been completed, you will notice a lot less hair on the areas you had treated. Your skin will look and feel softer and smoother. Some individuals experience a little redness in the area right after the procedure. This will fade quickly and is no reason for concern. It is important to have a good regimen to take proper care of your skin. You should also use a high-quality sunscreen on any areas of your body that may be exposed to the sun. In the weeks after your treatment, you may start to notice new hair growth in the areas you had treated. This is because the dormant hairs were not impacted by your treatment. Once these hairs enter the phase of active growth, the result is new hair.
This is why it’s important to schedule another laser hair removal session to address this new growth. A damaged hair follicle will eventually grow back. Once the hair follicle has been destroyed, the results can become permanent. To make certain all hair follicles in the phase of active growth have been treated, a series of different sessions is usually necessary. This will help ensure all the hair follicles have been permanently destroyed. It is always a good idea to make a follow-up appointment with the professional. This is especially true if there are any changes noticeable in the areas you had treated. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the office.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Any side effects of laser hair removal are rare and very minimal. Once you have discovered this procedure, you can look forward to saving money for expensive razors, wax treatments, depilatory creams and assorted methods of hair removal. Imagine never having to pay for any of these treatments or items for the rest of your life! You will also save a lot of valuable time that was previously spent on shaving, waxing or other hair removal treatments. One of the biggest issues with epilating, threading and waxing is the ingrown hairs. Not only are these hairs unattractive, but they are often extremely painful. You will also eliminate the irritation and burns that are so often caused by razors. This treatment even improves issues with ingrown hairs.
You do not have to have hair on the surface of your skin to have this procedure. Shaving prior to laser hair removal is usually encouraged shortly before your session. This is to prevent any of the hairs on the surface from becoming affected during the treatment. This means that during the period of time it takes for the procedure to work, you will not have to deal with the fuzz that is so common with the majority of hair removal methods requiring the hair on the surface to be a certain length prior to being treated. The procedure was designed to target the hair at the follicle.
Laser hair removal is also safe. No long-term health risks have ever been linked to this procedure. Substantial results can be seen after a series of quick and convenient sessions. It is important to note that the results can become permanent once the hair follicle has been completely destroyed. However, results vary from patient to patient.
If you are interested in laser hair removal, don’t hesitate to reach out to Reno Sparks Med Spa so your personal consultation can be arranged at our office in Reno, NV. We would be more than happy to evaluate your case and determine if this treatment can benefit you. You can consider this treatment on its own or as part of our Sexy Legs Program, which can also address problematic veins on your legs. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!