Everything you Need to Know about Laser Hair Removal

Say goodbye to your razor, wax, and threading, and say hello to laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is a process to remove unwanted body hair, which has amazing long-lasting results. Laser hair removal can be used almost everywhere on the body, but it is usually used for underarms, face, arms, legs, back, and/or bikini area. Laser hair removal should be done by a trained professional with the right laser for the person’s skin type. This is very important on darker skin tones to avoid scarring, hyperpigmentation, or permanent hypopigmentation. This is caused by the destruction of cells in the skin (melanocytes) from using the wrong type of laser or using the laser incorrectly.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle with a beam of concentrated light energy. The laser device is set to a wavelength that is suitable for the person’s skin type and color, and then the laser is gently applied to the skin to send pulses of light into the hair follicles. This light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles and converted to heat, damaging the follicles and preventing further hair growth. The skin is left untouched and unharmed, allowing for permanent hair reduction after a series of treatments.

Results, recovery time, and risks.

After your laser hair removal appointment, your skin might be red, swollen and a little tender. Each of these symptoms can be lessened by using an ice pack or a cold compress. You will be able to return to normal activities right after your appointment. It is suggested that you do not show the part of your skin you had the laser hair removal treatment on in natural or fake sunlight.

Laser hair removal does not last forever, but the results last much longer than shaving or waxing. You may not have new hair growth for years. The hair that does grow back will be much thinner and lighter. To get the full benefits of laser hair removal, most people need to have six treatments done. Laser hair removal is usually safe when done by a trained skincare specialist, but side effects can include blisters, burns, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, scars, or permanent skin discoloration, especially when done incorrectly.

If you are in need of laser hair removal, we can help! Connect with one of our skincare specialists at Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center to discover how laser hair removal can help you get rid of stubborn, unwanted hair once and for all. Contact us today online or at (704) 971-9191 to schedule a meeting, where our skin specialists will help you find the right treatment for your unique skin care needs. Please ask our front desk staff to learn more about our monthly deals. We are proud to be Charlotte’s first med spa that specializes in the treatment of diverse skin tones, including African American skin and a variety of ethnic skin tones. Our team is committed to helping you look – and feel – your best.

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