Unwanted face or body hair is one of the most common aesthetic issues people experience. People often try to address it themselves by shaving, plucking, waxing, or using chemicals to get rid of the hair. These temporary fixes work in the short term but require constant upkeep. Laser hair removal, by contrast, can permanently reduce the number of hair follicles. When paired with our skincare treatments, this will leave behind only smooth, beautiful skin.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal uses highly focused light beams that can be precisely targeted to specific areas of the body. The light beam is directed at pigments within the hair follicle. As the pigments absorb the light energy, the follicle is damaged enough to prevent future growth, either permanently or for several months. After three to seven sessions, most patients report permanent hair loss across the entire treatment area.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
After talking with a professional to determine whether laser hair removal is the best option, patients should take steps to prepare for their initial treatment. Patients are advised not to pluck or wax the treatment area, as this removes the roots and closes the hair follicle, making treatment less effective. Patients should also avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight for six weeks before and after the treatment as the excess of light energy on the skin can lead to complications and discomfort.
Don’t struggle with unwanted hair on your face or body. Visit Dr. Watts and the master aestheticians at Watts Wellness & Medical Aesthetics and discover how easy and painless laser hair removal can be.