Shaving and waxing are both temporary treatments for hair removal that can lead to rashes and bumps that are both painful and embarrassing. In comparison, laser hair removal is a more comfortable and efficient way to reduce body hair.
This treatment method uses medical-grade lasers to alter the hair growth cycle by heating and destroying the hair at the follicle. There is little risk to this method and permanent hair reduction can be obtained with roughly 6-10 treatment sessions.
Overall, there is minimal risk associated with laser hair removal and it is quick and effortless. In addition to its efficiency, there are many other benefits associated with laser hair removal that cannot be said about other hair reduction measures.
Laser hair removal can be used almost anywhere on the body including the face, legs, arms, back, bikini area, and stomach. Due to the versatility of usage areas, this treatment is applicable for both men and women.
This technique is also incredibly precise. Hair is targeted specifically to protect the surrounding skin from damage. The general process is quite fast for smaller areas, as treatment can take just a few minutes per session. For larger areas of the body it may take up to an hour, but for the results you get, this time is worth it.
Finally, laser hair removal lasts a long time. Permanent reduction may not be instant, but over time and with multiple sessions, the hair becomes thinner and growth will eventually come to a halt.
Every person is different when it comes to preparing their skin for laser hair removal, however, there are a few general steps you should follow before your appointment. You should always wear sunscreen outdoors, but it is more important to protect your skin from any sun damage before a laser hair removal appointment to prevent more extensive damage or pain.
In addition to sun protection, avoid plucking or waxing before your appointment. It is ok to trim the area that you desire to seek treatment for, but leave a little hair in the area, as this is what the laser device is targeting: the pigmented follicle.
If you want to stop shaving or waxing for a long time, laser hair removal may be for you. The dermatologists at Trillium Creek Dermatology are here to get you the smooth, worry-free look in your desired treatment area with quick, painless sessions of laser hair removal. To get this process started, schedule a consultation at one of our Ohio locations today.