5 facts you need to know
Want to get rid of those pesky hairs? Laser hair removal in Port Saint Lucie allows you to do just that.
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. Costs vary according to treatment area
There is no standard cost for a laser hair removal treatment, because the areas to be treated are different in size. Smaller areas like upper lip and armpits cost less, while larger areas such as legs and back are costlier.
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 Port Saint Lucie 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 provides services in many areas, including functional medicine, medical spa therapies, nutrition, and weight loss. Our restorative beauty and wellness services include facial procedures, body procedures, sexual health procedures, and skin care.
Want to get laser hair removal in Port Saint Lucie? Schedule an appointment with us!
Address: 218 SW Atlanta Ave., Stuart, FL 34994