Laser Hair Removal
The waxing, the shaving, the plucking … it never ends. Laser Hair Removal is a way to stop that cycle and remove unwanted hair permanently or near permanently. You no longer have to spend years going back for electrolysis treatments where each hair must be removed one by one by one.
Laser Hair Removal takes finesse and skill, however. The way the laser is applied depends on your skin type and tone, the texture of the hair, and the condition of both your skin and hair. So, don’t have it done at just any old spa!
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The intense, high-energy light of the laser pinpoints the pigment inside the hair follicle without harming any of your skin. The hair then stops growing and falls out within three weeks of your treatment.
Does hair color matter?
Yes, it does.
- Darker hair is the easiest to remove because the darker pigment more readily absorbs the laser light.
- Light and medium colored hair is also easy to remove, but you may need more treatments to get rid of it.
- The hair that can’t be removed by the laser includes peach fuzz, white and grey hair, red hair, and light blonde hair. If your hair is brown with some red, the laser will probably work for you.
If you’re unsure if your hair color falls into the “no can do” category, talk to us, and we’ll give you straight talk about what the laser can and cannot do.
Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?
In can be in some cases, but not always. If the hair grows back, it will be light and fine compared to its original state. So, it won’t be so noticeable, but you can get touch-up treatments periodically, if necessary.
After the initial hair removal procedures, some people return once or twice a year for touch-ups.
The average result is 70-90% less hair after 4-6 appointments.
Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
If you’ve ever had a rubber band snapped against your skin, that’s what you can expect from the laser used in hair removal. So, while it isn’t entirely painless, it hurts a lot less than waxing and even less than shaving, plucking, and electrolysis.
We can use a cream to numb your skin a bit and help you feel more comfortable.
Besides the less pain factor, Laser Hair Removal doesn’t irritate your skin as much as other hair removal methods.
How many treatments are necessary?
Most people require 4-7 treatments. Then, you may want to have a session once or twice a year to make sure none of the unwanted hair grows back.
What is recovery like?
Some people experience minor redness and swelling for about an hour after treatment, but there’s no recovery period necessary. Remember that the irritation is almost always less than you’d have from traditional hair removal techniques.
We’ll give you some easy after-care instructions, but you can go back to work or social appointments straight from your procedure.
Is Laser Hair Removal safe?
Yes, lasers are very safe because no cutting is involved. It’s a non-invasive process.
Contact RR Aesthetics in Beverly Hills today for for a laser hair removal consultation.