5 facts you need to know
Laser hair removal in Palm City started around the 90’s and has grown in popularity ever since. It’s a safe way to remove unwanted hair in a more permanent way than shaving or waxing.
In a laser hair removal treatment, a doctor or trained technician will place a device over the skin and emit a laser beam. The laser attacks the hair follicle with heat, damaging it. These are 5 facts you need to know if you’re interested in laser hair removal.
1. Drop the wax and tweezers, pick up the razor
As the laser works by destroying the hair follicle, which is the base where the hair grows, you need that to be intact for the treatment to work well. Therefore, you shouldn’t wax or pluck for six weeks before treatment, nor in between treatments. The only way to remove unwanted hair would be by waxing.
2. Treatment sessions need to be regular
Hair undergoes a growth cycle where it grows, falls off and regenerates. On a laser session, some hairs will be in the regeneration phase and therefore won’t be targeted. Having regular sessions allows you to target hairs that were on the regeneration phase on previous appointments.
3. It’s a fast process
The device that emits the laser can treat many hairs at the same time in an area of the size of a quarter. This means that the treatment is very fast: the upper lip can take only a minute, the back can take up to an hour.
4. Your daily routine changes
As it is a medical treatment, you’ll need to prepare correctly and to take proper care after the laser session. This includes no tanning for 6 weeks before or after the session, use sunscreen of at least SPF 30 daily, shaving the day before the session, and avoiding exercise, saunas or hot showers for 24 hours after.
5. It takes time
Although people expect to lose hair immediately after the session and for the hair loss to be permanent after a couple of appointments, the changes are slower than that. After each session, your hair will seemingly continue to grow (it’s actually ejecting what is inside the follicle), and will only fall off about two weeks after the session. Similarly, people start seeing hair reduction after the second or third treatment, and it takes between 6 and 12 treatments for full results.
To know the specifics of how suited you are for laser hair removal in Palm City and what steps you need to take, you should consult a doctor. We recommend one of the specialists from the Institute of Health & Wellness.
The Institute of Health & Wellness is a center dedicated to helping patients with internal and gastrointestinal disorders, skin problems and physical limitations. At the Institute of Health & Wellness, we care about every single patient, providing personalized treatments according to specific needs.
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Address: 218 SW Atlanta Ave., Stuart, FL 34994