Unwanted hair growth can be annoying, and some people get tired of regular shaving, plucking, waxing, and using irritating creams to remove the hair. Hair removal solutions like waxing are expensive and painful in some areas, such as the bikini line in women who undergo the wax-and-pulls repetitively. If you wish to remove unwanted hair permanently, getting laser hair removal at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV, may help you attain your aesthetic goals.
Laser hair removal is an FDA-approved treatment for removing hair from the body. The treatment can remove hair from almost every part of the body, but it’s not recommended for the eye area. In this post, we’ll cover some of the common body areas ideal for this treatment. Still, our doctor will engage you further during initial consultations to understand your needs.
Common Body Areas for Laser Hair Removal
It’s natural for people to have excess hair in the area around the navel. With this treatment, you can remove hair in the abdominal and torso areas, resulting in a long-term hair growth reduction. It provides great relief for people with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) conditions, resulting in a prolonged decrease in hair growth.
The ideal candidates are those with thick and dark hair on their back, making it a common solution for many men. The back hair can be challenging to groom since it is a hard-to-get-to area. You won’t have to worry about that concern after getting the treatment.
3. Bikini Area
Shaving and waxing are the traditional methods of maintaining hair in the bikini line; however, they produce short-term results. Irritation and redness are prone to occur when shaving or waxing the bikini line because it is a delicate body part. This treatment is a remedy that will ensure your skin is never inflamed and will give you long-lasting results.
Women can experience hormonal changes, resulting in hair growth on the breast and areola areas. These patients may opt for plucking if only a light growth of a few hairs is visible. In most cases, the hair regrows, making the laser treatment the best option to provide lasting reduction.
The buttocks area also benefits from this treatment, and it’s a popular choice for both women and men. Although patients find it a little uncomfortable because of the sensations during hair removal on the buttocks area, they can still tolerate them for a successful treatment. The doctor may use a numbing cream on the buttocks area to help dull the feeling during the session.
Maintaining hair on the chest can be time-consuming because of the rapid rate of hair growth and its large surface area. It’s incredibly time-consuming with temporary hair removal methods like shaving, tweezing, and waxing. Men who need an option that provides a long-lasting reduction and avoid hassle could benefit from the laser treatment option.
Frequent shaving of the face is the cause of ingrown hairs, folliculitis, razor burns, and abscesses. Since the face is front and center, you may not hide any of these, including the fuzz on the face. The unpleasant fuzz can lower someone’s self-esteem, but laser hair removal treatment can eliminate all these concerns.
The treatment will also help reduce ingrown hair and razor burns. For optimal results, patients will need 3 to 5 treatments over 3 to 4 weeks, which usually takes 15 minutes per session. The sessions are typically spread out to allow the treated areas to heal.
7. Knuckles and Feet
Most patients start experiencing hair growth on the knuckles and feet around puberty. This hair can become thick and more visible as people grow older. Therefore, they may opt for laser hair removal at this stage to enjoy a long-term result.
Legs are one of the popular treatment areas for hair removal. If you are fed up with the temporary methods of removing hair in your legs, laser removal is for you. Since the leg hairs are thicker and darker, you’ll need three sessions of this treatment, which takes 30 minutes, to yield the best results.
Patients with dark hair can understand how much the hair in the underarm stands out. They may need repetitive shaving of the underarms leading to darkening, ingrown hairs, and burns. Laser hair removal works effectively to achieve permanent hair reduction in the underarms with about 3 to 4 sessions.
It’s not always a big deal if you have light and thin arm hair. On the other hand, it can be so embarrassing to wear sleeveless clothes for patients with dark, thick hair on their arms. Even the smallest arm fuzz can stick out; laser hair removal treatment can address all your aesthetic needs.
Laser Treatment In Every Area Is Different
Bear in mind that it will take more time to treat body areas that cover large surface areas compared to the small parts. For example, a doctor can treat the upper lip in minutes, but the back can consume an hour with repeated sessions.
The number of sessions is influenced by the body parts and other variables like hair thickness, hair color, and skin color influence. The treatment works even much better on people with fair skin and dark hair because the laser beam will target the melanin pigment in the hair. Patients who are dark-skinned and have light hair will need additional treatment sessions.
Why Choose Laser Hair Removal?
There are various reasons for you to choose laser hair removal. One of the most important reasons is to permanently damage the hair follicles, preventing new hair from growing back in the targeted area. Another common reason is that it saves you time and money.
It all adds up when you think about how much time you’ve spent plucking or shaving unwanted hair. Also, with the number of times you’ve had to go to the salon for waxing. To avoid all this, you can embrace this simple treatment with lasting results, and you’ll not have to worry about waxing, plucking, and shaving again.
During the Treatment
Our doctor will use a hand-held laser instrument to press your skin. A cool gel or a cooling device will be used on the tool’s tip to protect your skin and minimize the risk of side effects. We want to ensure you get your desired results in the best experience possible.
When the laser is activated, its beam goes through your skin into the hair follicles. The intense heat from the laser beams damages the hair follicles, inhibiting hair growth. You may feel discomfort like a warm pinprick, and you’ll likely feel a sensation of cold from the cool gel or cooling device.
After the Treatment
You might notice swelling or redness for the first few hours after the treatment. To reduce any form of discomfort, you can apply ice to the treated area. The doctor might apply a steroid to the affected area if you experience any skin reaction immediately after the laser hair removal.
Between the scheduled treatments and after the treatment, try to avoid direct sun exposure on the area. Avoid using the tanning bed for six weeks or as instructed by your doctor. Also, the doctor might ask you to use a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen daily.
The hairs will not fall out immediately after this hair removal treatment, but they will shed over a couple of days to weeks. Repeated treatments are essential because hair loss and growth occur naturally in a cycle. Laser treatments work even better with hair follicles in the new-growth stage.
Results may be difficult to predict because they vary significantly. Many people experience hair removal, which lasts for several months and may even last for years. However, it is not guaranteed that laser hair treatment will permanently remove hair, which tends to be much finer and lighter in color when it regrows.
Get Smooth and Hairless Skin Today!
Laser hair removal will help you live the hair-free life that you’ve always desired. This quick treatment has been proved to cause no pain and discomfort; the result is smoother skin. The best part is that most body parts can benefit from this treatment, satisfying your aesthetic needs and getting your desired look.
The treatment is perfect for those tired of razor burns and ingrown hairs associated with the traditional forms of hair removal. It also offers long-lasting results and helps boost your confidence. If you’re interested in getting rid of waxing, plucking and shaving once and for all, get in touch with us today at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV.