Dealing with unwanted hair is frustrating and takes a lot of time, expense, and energy that could be better spent elsewhere. Laser hair removal is a great option, and one of many advanced treatments available from Norma Curby, ND, and the team at Wellife Center in Sandy Springs, Georgia. If you’d like more information about laser hair removal, call the office today to set up a visit, or use the easy online booking tool.
The best way to understand laser hair removal is to think about how your hair grows. Your body is covered in millions of hair follicles, each of which has a root at the base that creates hair cells.
As those hair cells multiply, they stack on top of each other, developing into a strand that eventually makes its way through the follicle and out of your skin. This growth cycle goes through multiple stages, including periods of active growth, transition, rest, and shedding.
Laser hair removal works by using concentrated beams of light to create heat deep within your hair follicle. That heat damages your hair root, impeding normal growth.
This process is only effective when your hair is in an active growth phase, which is why it takes several sessions to achieve the best possible results with laser hair removal.
The technology used in laser hair removal ensures that the right level of heat is created at the base of targeted hair follicles while keeping the surface of your skin at a comfortable temperature. For most people, laser hair removal treatments are easily tolerated.
Many report the sensation as similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin. This sensation only occurs in areas where the laser is drawn to the pigment in your hair, so there are significantly fewer “snaps” after you complete the first couple of sessions.
If you have especially sensitive skin, a numbing cream can be used prior to your treatment, reducing sensation in the area. Any lingering tenderness is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications, although most people experience little to no discomfort after sessions.
When you initially explore the cost of laser hair removal, it might seem like an expensive treatment. Viewed from a longer-term perspective, however, laser hair removal is a great investment.
All those razors, shaving creams, wax strips, and depilatory creams aren’t free, and those costs add up over time. There’s also the value of your time to consider, as well as the frustration of dealing with ingrown hair, razor rash, and other skin irritations.
Laser hair removal is a lasting solution that gives you soft, smooth skin without daily maintenance. Once you complete your initial treatment sessions, you can extend your results with a yearly touch-up treatment to address any new hair development.
To explore laser hair removal in greater detail, call the office today or use the simple online booking page.