Laser hair reduction is the single most popular cosmetic procedure today. It permanently reduces unwanted body hair and allows you the convenience of smooth skin for months or up to a year without shaving, waxing or tweezing. Here at Open Door Med Spa, we are proud to offer this service to our patients and encourage you to learn more about it.
How Does It Work?
Laser hair reduction works by destroying the hair follicle, so it can no longer grow hair. Many follicles can never grow hair again, but some recover enough to grow pale, weak hair. When this happens, you can immediately have a touch-up treatment. Unlike waxing that requires all the hair to grow back before it can be removed, laser treatments can be done at your convenience.
The laser light is absorbed by the melanin in the follicle as heat. This damages the follicle. The hair will fall out after about a week during the shedding stage of hair growth. It may look like it is growing longer, but it is actually falling out. Laser hair reduction is only effective when the follicle is fully formed during the growth stage of the hair. This is why you will need a series of treatments to make sure you remove all the hair in the treatment area.
We recommend that you begin your laser hair reduction treatments in the fall or winter when you naturally wear more clothing. The treated area needs to be protected from the sun until all the treatments are finished and you have the smooth skin you crave. In addition, you will need to wait a few weeks between treatments, so if you start well before summer, you will be beach-ready when the warm weather arrives.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Reduction?
If you spend hours each week shaving or plucking and have expensive waxing sessions at the spa, you will enjoy more convenience after laser hair reduction. You will no longer need to purchase razors, shaving foam, depilatory creams or have messy waxing sessions at home. You can have smooth skin for several months and in some cases up to a year when your unwanted body hair is removed by laser. The most popular places are the upper lip, chin, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest and back.
What to Expect
When you talk to our skin specialist, you can ask your questions and learn more about the procedure and results. You will be asked not to wax, tweeze or have electrolysis for a period of time before your treatment. This is because those methods remove the follicle. You can shave all you want and will be asked to shave before your treatments.
Reach Out to Us for More Information
To begin your laser hair reduction treatments and enjoy the convenience of smooth skin for months without any effort, we warmly invite you to get in touch and make an appointment with Open Door Med Spa! At our convenient location in Mansfield, TX, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!