Most men would give anything to not have to shave every day. There are many women who spend hours every month shaving their legs and under arms. They would much rather spend their time doing anything else than shaving. Thankfully, for these men and women, there is an option that is currently available that can allow them to say goodbye to their razors forever. That option is laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a minimally invasive treatment that is designed to produce permanent hair reduction. During the laser hair removal process, an apparatus is placed against the skin. It generates laser light energy. The light is absorbed by the hair on the skin and turned in to heat. That heat travels through the hair and affects the hair follicle. The heat deactivates or damages the hair follicle, preventing it from being able to produce more hair.
Laser hair removal is a very quick treatment. A person can treat an area the size of their upper lip in just a few minutes. Most people can have a full facial treatment done in as little as 20 minutes. Larger areas like the legs or the back may require up to one hour of treatment.
Laser hair removal is not designed to produce permanent hair removal. In some cases, that’s exactly what it does. However, in the vast majority of cases, what it will do is permanently reduce the amount of hair that grows in the treated area. The more laser hair removal treatments you have in the same area, the greater the chances are for permanent hair removal to take place.
Since laser hair removal is a non-surgical treatment, there is no downtime. After treatment, a person can go right back to their normal activities without any interruption. The only recommendation is that a person avoids the sun for the first few days following the treatment as direct sun exposure may negatively affect the skin and negate the effects of the treatment.
Laser hair removal is safe for just about every part of the body. If you are tired of wasting time and money on razors and manual forms of shaving, do something about it. Say goodbye to that razor after laser hair removal. To schedule a consultation, contact us today at Vida Aesthetic Medicine in Salem, OR.