Whether it’s frequent shaving or waxing, unwanted hair removal can be a real chore! Sure, these methods are effective, but they are no longer the most effective or the most convenient. Laser hair removal is the newest method on the scene to get rid of that pesky unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is less high maintenance than those more traditional methods which is why many people are making the switch! Here at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery, we are happy to help you learn more about this revolutionary option.
How does it work?
This method uses intense pulsed light (IPL) or a laser to get rid of unwanted hair. It works by damaging the follicle at the root. When the light enters the skin, the melanin absorbs it. When the follicle is targeted like so, it overheats and prevents the hair from growing. Usually, you’ll have a course of treatment for the best results. Lasers can remove the hair for between months and years depending on the client.
What are the benefits?
If you opt for laser hair removal treatments, you’ll be providing yourself with a long-term solution to hair removal. Treatments like shaving and waxing will need to be carried out more frequently, and so you may end up wasting more time and money in the long run. Often, methods like waxing or shaving can result in ingrown hairs whereby the hair will grow back inside the skin. Ingrown hairs can become sore, itchy or even infected. With laser hair removal you won’t get any ingrown hairs causing you bother. What’s more, with these treatments, you don’t have to wait for the hair to grow. It’s possible to easily perform laser hair removal on very short hairs.
The procedure can work on a variety of different skin types. Anyone who is looking for a long-term method of removing unwanted hair could be a good fit. The best thing to do is to call us for a consultation. We will be able to discuss your skin type and medical history to see if laser hair removal could be right for you. Laser hair removal is not recommended if you have certain medical prescriptions, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Treatments are appropriate for both men and women who are interested in the services.
What should I expect?
During your treatment, a handheld laser will be pressed to your skin. On activation of the laser, the heat will pass through and damage the hair follicles. A cooling gel may be applied to minimize any discomfort. You’ll also wear special goggles to protect your eyes during the procedure. After the treatment, there is no recovery time, and you can return to normal tasks. You’ll need to avoid going to saunas for at least 48 hours, as well as being in the sun without any sunscreen on.
If you’re tired of frequent unwanted hair removal and looking for a more convenient option, we encourage you to learn more about laser hair removal by making an appointment with Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery. At our clinic in Beckley, plenty of people are so pleased with the results that they ditch their traditional methods of hair removal altogether. Contact us today!