Removing unwanted body hair can be time-consuming and expensive. To maintain a beach or pool-ready body, you may need to shave or pluck every day. Waxing is a messy process when done at home and a costly one with regular spa appointments. Laser hair removal is the solution for all of these problems.
Laser hair removal is a very common cosmetic procedure performed all over the world. The highly concentrated laser beam is focused on the pigment in the hair follicle, which absorbs the light as heat and is then destroyed. Once the follicle is destroyed, it can no longer grow hair.
Hair grows in stages, and laser hair removal is only effective during the growth stage. For this reason, several treatments may be needed to get the smooth, clear skin you want for summer. Generally, it takes about six treatments spaced a few weeks apart for best results. This is one reason why we recommend that you start the process during the winter, so when the warm weather starts, you will be ready. However, this is only a recommendation. Clients can begin their laser hair removal treatments whenever they would like.
The main benefit of laser hair removal is that it can be used on almost all parts of the body with the exception of the area around the eyes. It can be used on the chin and upper lip, legs, arms, back, chest, underarms and bikini line.
Laser hair removal is very precise. We can target one hair on your upper lip or a wider area on your back, legs or chest. The light is only absorbed by the pigment in the hair, so the surrounding skin is unaffected. As an added benefit, the treatment is quick. The CoolGlide laser can treat an area in just a few seconds. This is especially good news for those who are tired of taking time out of every day to shave.
The goal of laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction. If a few hairs start to grow back after several months or even a year, you can have a maintenance treatment to keep your skin smooth. Any regrowth will be pale and weak. After treatment, your hair may appear to be growing longer, but this actually means that the hair is falling out and can be washed away.
After meeting our specialist, you may decide that laser hair removal is your best option. You may be asked to stop plucking and waxing for six weeks before your treatment date. This is because these procedures affect the follicle. Shaving is all right, however, because it does not touch the follicle. The area to be treated should also be kept out of direct sunlight for six weeks before treatment for best results.
You can stop spending money and taking endless hours removing unwanted body hair when you choose laser hair removal. We offer this treatment among our many aesthetic services at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center, and we would be happy to help you learn how it can benefit you. Contact our office in Oklahoma City to schedule your consultation and learn more.