How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a focused beam of light, or laser, to target and destroy hair follicles. The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the melanin, or pigment, in the hair shaft. This causes the hair to heat up and the follicle to be destroyed. Laser hair removal is an effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair on the face, arms, legs, underarms, and bikini area.
At our Medspa Dallas Galleria location, we offer laser hair removal services. We use state-of-the-art laser technology to provide safe and effective hair removal treatments. A consultation with a certified trained professional is usually required prior to treatment to determine if laser hair removal is the right option for you.
Is laser hair removal painful?
While everyone’s pain tolerance is different, most people report that the procedure is not painful. However, some areas of the body may be more sensitive than others, and some people may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. Your Modern Medical Spa professional may offer a numbing cream or gel to help alleviate any discomfort.
Can I use self-tanner if I do laser hair removal?
The answer is NO. DHA can react with the laser and cause skin discoloration or burns. It is important to talk to your medspa professional about any skin care products you use before starting laser hair removal.
Can I use laser hair removal in all parts of my body?
Laser hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair from almost any part of the body, with the exception of the eyelid and the surrounding area. The most common areas for laser hair removal include the face, neck, chest, back, legs, underarms, and bikini area. Some people also choose to have hair removed from their arms, hands, fingers, feet, toes, and buttocks.
Laser hair removal is particularly effective for people with dark hair and light skin. This is because the laser is attracted to the melanin, or pigment, in the hair shaft. However, advances in laser technology have made it possible for people with darker skin tones to safely and effectively undergo laser hair removal as well.
It is important to note that laser hair removal is not a one-time treatment. Multiple sessions are usually required to achieve the desired results. The number of sessions needed depends on various factors, including the thickness and density of the hair, the area being treated, and the individual’s hair growth cycle.
How Permanent is Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a semi-permanent method of hair reduction. It works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle with a laser, which damages the follicle and reduces its ability to produce hair. While laser hair removal can provide long-lasting results, it is not completely permanent and some hair regrowth may occur.
The degree of permanence can vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s skin and hair type, the area of the body being treated, and the quality of the laser equipment used. Generally, multiple sessions of laser hair removal are needed to achieve optimal results, and some maintenance treatments may be necessary to keep the area hair-free.
It is also important to note that laser hair removal is not effective on all hair colors, as the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle. It is most effective on darker hair, and less effective on lighter, finer hair.
Can I wear makeup after laser hair removal?
Yes, you can wear makeup after hair removal. However, it is recommended to wait for a short period of time before applying makeup to the affected area to avoid irritating the skin. Depending on the type of hair removal, you may need to wait a few hours to a few days before applying makeup.
For example, if you have just had waxing or threading done, it is best to wait at least a few hours before applying makeup, as the skin may be slightly red and sensitive immediately after the procedure. If you have had laser hair removal, it is recommended to wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup to allow the skin to fully heal.
In general, it is important to make sure that the skin is clean and dry before applying makeup, and to use gentle, non-irritating products. You may also want to consider using makeup products that are specifically designed for sensitive skin, or that are labeled as “non-comedogenic” (meaning they will not clog pores).