One of the biggest disadvantages to shaving, waxing, plucking, and depilatory creams is that they provide temporary results.
So, it’s not surprising that an increasing number of women and men are turning to permanent laser hair removal.
If you are looking for a more effective and longer-lasting solution to excess hair, continue reading to learn all about permanent laser hair removal in Northern Virginia.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure designed to significantly reduce unwanted hair growth on the face or body.
Popular treatment areas include the chest, back, underarms, bikini line, legs, arms, neck, upper lip, and chin. However, LHR can be performed on virtually any part of the body that has coarse, dark hair.
How Does LHR Eliminate Excess Hair?
During permanent laser hair removal, concentrated light beams pass through the skin and are absorbed by melanin in the hair follicle.
The energy then converts to heat and destroys the follicle’s growth center. This prevents the follicle from producing hair in the future.
Within 10-21 days, the destroyed follicles are naturally exfoliated from the body and fall out.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Most patients find permanent laser hair removal to be a quick and relatively painless process.
In fact, many women and men report that the treatment feels similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. They emphasize that this sensation is very brief and tolerable thanks to the laser’s cool tip technology.
How Many Treatments Are Needed for Permanent Laser Hair Removal?
If you are seeking permanent laser hair removal, you will need to undergo a series of six-to-eight treatments, spaced six-to-eight weeks apart.
Doing so usually achieves an 80-90 percent reduction in growth and allows individuals to ditch their razors or other hair removal methods.
Annual touch-up treatments are recommended in order to best maintain laser hair removal results.
Interested in Permanent Laser Hair Removal?
If you are considering laser hair removal, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.