How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal is a quick, precise way to mitigate unwanted body hair, and laser hair removal is a safe way to destroy hair follicles without hurting the skin around them. It is a more permanent hair reduction alternative to waxing or shaving.

During the laser hair removal process, the laser emits a beam that’s absorbed by the melanin in your hair. We use high-quality medical lasers that will intentionally damage the sacs in your flesh that are in charge of the growth of your hair. This will prevent future hair growth without damaging your skin.

It all starts with a consultation. During this appointment, you will tell us what you want to change, and we’ll put together a plan that’s unique to you. Laser hair removal usually involves four to six treatment sessions spaced about four weeks apart. For the best possible results, we highly recommend that you get maintenance treatments done once every year for two to three years. During your consultation, our team will go through what plan will work best for you. Every client is unique, and we don’t have a one-size-fits-all process.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

If you’re planning on going through laser hair removal treatment, we advise that you let your unwanted hair go untouched for six weeks before we start laser hair removal. Whenever you wax or pluck your hair, you temporarily remove the hairs’ root. Laser hair removal targets the hairs’ root, so it needs to be intact for treatment to be effective. You should avoid exposure to the sun as much as you can for the six weeks leading up to your treatment, too.

Who Is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

We have clients that are both male and female and range across a wide age range, so to put it bluntly, if you’d like to get rid of any amount of hair, laser hair removal is for you. We know how bothersome even a small amount of unwanted hair can be. If you have unwanted hair, book a consultation today to go over what your laser hair removal procedure would look like!

What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal

The length of time of the treatment sessions depends on the size of the area that you want to get treated. Small areas can take just around five minutes while larger areas can take around 30 minutes.

You should expect hair to shed within three weeks of each session. Your hair may appear as if it’s growing, but this is just part of the shedding process, and it’s completely normal. Common side effects of laser hair removal include redness, irritation, crusting, numbness, bruising, and pigment changes.

Tired of shaving, tweezing or waxing? At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, we pride ourselves on being Panama City’s experts in laser hair removal. Book a consultation today!

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