Laser Hair Removal: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

Hair removal doesn’t have to be complicated when it comes to laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is among the top 3 most popular med spa services nationwide. As we know, there are many options for hair removal from shaving, threading, plucking, waxing, electrolysis, and of course, laser hair removal. Most people have started with shaving or waxing, which require time, money, effort, and follow up. Not to mention, most methods of hair removal often lead to in-grown hairs, razor burn, irritation, and possible infection. Just like I say in life, work smarter not harder. Laser hair removal is the smartest choice out there!

Laser hair removal is the most efficient, comfortable, and best investment when it comes to hair removal. It works by getting rid of the hairs by utilizing a laser that targets melanin or pigment in the follicle and damages those hair follicles, which then stops future hair from growing again. Laser hair removal requires pigment and therefore if hair is very light or lacks pigment it may not be possible, but for most individuals it is an option.

There are various kinds of laser hair removal devices and most people do not know the names of the devices…and that is ok. The most important thing is that the laser hair removal device is safe, effective, and long-lasting. At Sundrop Aesthetics we have the premium laser hair removal device named Cervello. The best part about this specific device is that it is virtually painless and operates efficiently, making treatment times go speedy and smoothly (pun intended). There is a double cooling chamber so everything feels cool without the pain or burning sensation of the laser being felt. Cervello is for all skin types, which many devices cannot say, making it inclusive to all who seek laser hair removal.
Sessions of laser hair removal are spaced apart every 4-6 weeks for optimal results. The necessary number of treatments may differ slightly from person to person but most individuals require about only 6 sessions.

The risk of laser hair removal is very low, when done in the hands of a trained professional and there are rarely precautions or side effects that are necessary. To prep, it is necessary to for skin to be healthy without sun burn, or wounds. We provide sunscreen post care and ask that patients continue to utilize sunscreen, as pigment may affect their treatments. Numbing is always an option, just ask, but no one ever does because it is so comfortable!

So how permanent is laser hair removal? Laser hair removal is long-term but not necessarily permanent because we are organic, living beings, and continue to have active and ever-changing hormones as we continue to live. Over time, hair may regenerate in new areas or some follicles can repair themselves. This hair will be sparse and a simple quick touch up may be all that is needed. For many, it is years before a touch up is necessary!

Laser hair removal is a great investment to have a hairless body and smooth skin. The benefits of laser hair removal include faster cooling in the heat, less friction, less odor, more time and money for other things, and more confidence! No more forgetting to pack a razor on vacation and feeling embarrassed or forgetting to shave before you put on that bikini, and feeling self-conscious. With laser hair removal, you can say goodbye to the painful hair removal methods and yes to efficient and painless laser removal to achieve smooth and hairless skin,