If you feel like you’ve been fighting a never-ending battle against unwanted hairs, we have good news for you! Laser hair removal is a solution that can give you the convenience of never having to resort to shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams ever again. In fact, at Reno Sparks Medspa in Reno, Nevada, getting rid of your unwanted hairs has never been easier. Read on to learn more about what this service can do for you.
Laser Hair Removal Can Make Your Daily Routine Easier
Life is full of complications. Fortunately, your hair removal can be easy and straightforward. Imagine the convenience of waking up every morning hair-free and ready to go! You won’t need to spend extra time in the shower shaving or block off time for waxing. After your hairs are permanently removed, you’ll never need to stop and ask yourself if you remembered to shave. Even better, you won’t have to plan your outfits to cover certain areas because you didn’t have time to get rid of the unwanted hairs.
Imagine your life after this service. When you want to go to the beach, you can to just grab your swimsuit and go. When you go out for the day, you can put on a sleeveless top without checking your underarms.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
We Apply a Laser
When you come in for an appointment, you will lie on a spa bed in a comfortable position. We will apply our Gentle YAG Pro laser to the areas that you specify for treatment. It will emit short pulses of light that can reach the hair follicles under the surface of your skin. After a few days, the hairs that we treated will fall out.
Target the Hair Follicles
Every single hair you have is grown from a tube-shaped sac called a follicle. Our lasers are designed to emit light that is attracted to the color of the melanin in your hair. When the hairs absorb this light, they convert it into heat, which alters the follicle. After this process, the follicle is no longer able to produce a hair.
Our lasers are able to emit light at a variety of wavelengths, energy outputs, and pulse widths. We will adjust the settings according to:
- The length and thickness of the hairs you want to treat
- Your skin color
- The color of your hairs
Who Can Benefit From This Treatment?
Women With Unwanted Hairs
This treatment is the most effective, long-lasting solution for unwanted hairs. It works extremely well for women who want to use it as an alternative to shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams. Areas that women most frequently choose to treat include:
- Areas of the face
- Bikini line
- Brazilian area
Following the treatment, most of the hairs will be completely removed. Any that are left over will be lighter, thinner, and barely noticeable.
Men With Unwanted Hairs
This treatment works effectively for men, too. Often, men request it to reduce the appearance of hair on their chest or back.
Men Who Want to Reduce Razor Burn
For men who shave their faces and/or neck frequently, razer burn can be an ongoing problem. It can lead to redness, irritation, and even abscesses or folliculitis. When not treated properly, these conditions often lead to scarring. Men who want to reduce their razer burn can choose to treat all of the hair on their face and neck or simply lessen it. After only 2 or 3 treatments, the hair count will drop by about 50%, resulting in a 95% reduction in razor burn.
On an important note, this benefit is not just for men. Laser hair removal can help reduce razor burn in women who shave certain areas of their bodies, too.
Women With Hormonal Hair Issues
Some women have more hair than others on their arms, faces, and other areas. This is sometimes the result of polycystic ovary syndrome. Laser hair removal can improve the cosmetic aspects of this condition by reducing the number of unwanted hairs. When combined with other treatments for the medical issues that go along with POS, it can be an effective way to address the problem.
How Many Sessions Will You Need to Do?
The number of sessions you need will depend on your hair and the area you want treated. Most people can get the results they desire in 6 to 8 sessions. Each treatment typically results in a 15-30% reduction in the number of hairs in the treated area. 4 to 6 treatments are usually sufficient to treat the underarms, chest, back, or bikini areas. The number of sessions needed to treat the legs varies from person to person, but 6 is usually enough.
How Often Can You Get Treated?
We recommend scheduling your treatments 28 days apart. Doing so allows us to time your sessions according to your hair growth cycle for optimal results. Hairs grow at different times, meaning that at any given moment 20-40% of your hairs can be visible above the surface. These are the ones that are treatable by the laser.
For hairs at this stage, the laser will be effective even if you shave or use a depilatory cream, because it is the condition of the hair near the follicle that matters.
During each of your treatments, the laser will remove the active hairs. In between treatments, others will grow out to a treatable point in the cycle. You can repeat this process until all of your unwanted hairs have been treated.
How Long Do the Results Last?
This treatment is the most long-lasting form of hair removal available. Most people consider the results permanent. Following the completion of your sessions, you will not need to go back to other methods of hair removal like shaving, waxing, or using depilatory creams. You can enjoy smooth skin all the time. To keep their results fresh, most people just need to come in for a small touch-up once a year, sometimes less frequently.
How Much Time Is Needed for One Session?
This treatment is very fast and straightforward. For smaller areas, such as the upper lip, we can finish your session in less than half an hour. For larger areas, such as the legs, you usually only need to plan for two hours of treatment time at most.
Can I Resume Normal Activities After the Treatment?
Yes. This is a gentle treatment that doesn’t require any down time. When you leave our medspa, you can go about your day-to-day routine normally. The only activities to avoid immediately after your treatment are sunbathing and heavy exercise. You can resume these activities within a few days.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes! This is a non-invasive treatment that has been practiced commercially for decades. At our practice, we have over 10 years of experience performing this treatment. The Gentle YAG Pro lasers we use are medical-grade and FDA approved. In fact, they are the safest lasers available on the market. Unlike other lasers, they can even treat darker skin tones and skin that has had a little sun exposure.
Why Is This Treatment Preferable to Shaving?
It Provides More Lasting Results
Shaving only removes hair at the surface of your skin. As a result, it grows back quickly. To maintain smooth skin, most people need to shave every few days. One week is usually the maximum amount of time results can last. Some people actually need to shave every day.
By contrast, our treatment addresses the problem of unwanted hairs at their source. The lasers make each follicle unable to produce hair, so the results are permanent.
You Will Not Constantly Irritate Your Skin
Shaving repeatedly, which is necessary to maintain results, can irritate your skin. People who shave inevitably experience razer burn, red bumps, ingrown hairs, and abscesses. If you want more attractive, hair-free skin, you probably don’t want to look irritated and red. With our treatment, you can retire the razer forever.
You Won’t Cut Yourself
One of the biggest issues with shaving is the fact that in the course of repeatedly running a sharp razer over slippery skin, you will inevitably cut yourself now and then. This means that you could end up wearing a band-aid instead of the new shorts you just purchased. Our treatment is a safe, razer-free solution for unwanted hair.
What Makes This Treatment Better Than Depilatory Creams?
Creams Contain Chemicals
Depilatory creams work by dissolving unwanted hair with chemicals. They are not a very popular method of hair removal because most people don’t want to put these chemicals on their skin. In fact, many people experience allergic reactions to the creams. Other people just don’t find them very effective.
The Results of Depilatory Creams Are Temporary
Like shaving, depilatory creams are only effective on the portion of each hair that is above the skin. Within a few days, the hairs will grow back and need to be removed again.
Laser Hair Removal Is a More Pleasant Process
For most people, it is difficult to use depilatory creams without making a mess of the bathroom, especially on larger areas like the legs. Additionally, many people do not like how they smell. By contrast, our lasers use light technology, which is odorless and mess-free.
Why Is This Treatment Better Than Waxing?
It Is Less Painful
Waxing is known for being one of the most painful methods of hair removal. It involves the use of hot wax to pull hairs out by their roots. It is especially uncomfortable the first time you do it, and some areas of your body are more sensitive than others. While your skin can become less sensitive to waxing over time, chances are the uncomfortable sensation you experience will never go away entirely.
The sensation of laser hair removal is often compared to a light flick from a rubber band. It is a much gentler way of treating your hair.
The Results Are More Lasting
Many people turn to waxing as a means of achieving longer results than shaving and depilatory creams can deliver. While waxing treats hairs below the surface, it cannot permanently remove them because it does not alter the follicles.
Because hairs grow at different times, people who wax usually see new hairs appear in as little as one week. The new hairs they see are not the same as the ones they removed. Rather, they are hairs that were at a different stage of the growth cycle at the time of the waxing. This means that as long as you want to maintain smooth skin with waxing, you will need to schedule a separate appointment for each group of hairs every time it grows back.
With our treatment, you only need one session for the hairs in each stage of the growth cycle. Once you have treated all the hairs, they will not continue to grow.
You Don’t Have to Let Your Hair Grow Out
For the wax to grab on to your hairs, they need to be ¼ of an inch long. Therefore, you will have to go through a period of having longer hair every time you want to wax. During this time, you will probably want to plan your clothing accordingly.
With our treatment, you need to have some hair present for treatment, but it can be below the surface. The light from our lasers will be attracted to the melanin in the hairs even if you can’t see them above the skin. This means that shaving before your treatment is ok. You should avoid waxing or tweezing, however, because these methods remove the entire hair. Once our treatment is done, you will never need to worry about sporting visible hairs again.
What Are Some Advantages of Lasting Hair Removal?
You Save Money on Products
With other methods of hair removal, you need to buy many products, both to remove the hairs and to treat the skin for irritation afterwards. These can include razers, shaving creams, shaving soaps, waxes, strips, moisturizers, and aftershave. When you use laser hair removal to get rid of your hair for good, you save money by avoiding the accumulation of these expenses.
You Don’t Have to Think About Your Hair
When your results are permanent, you won’t have to constantly plan your schedule around appointments and at-home solutions. You will have the freedom to grab whatever clothing you want and go about your day.
Your Skin Will Be Healthier
Constant hair removal can take a toll on your skin. When your hair no longer comes back, you can finally give yourself a break from irritation, razer burn, cuts, and red bumps.
You Will Feel That You Look Your Best All the Time
You know that fresh feeling you get right after you shave? With laser hair removal, you can have that nice, smooth feeling all the time.
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hairs for Good!
Laser hair removal is the most effective method of hair removal. It is easy, convenient, and long-lasting. After your sessions are complete, you can be free from the hassle of ongoing hair removal. Get ready to enjoy the constant feeling of smooth skin!
Contact Reno Sparks Medspa in Reno, Nevada to schedule a consultation. We are very happy to discuss your treatment options and give you more information on how to be rid of those pesky hairs for good!