Dealing with unwanted hair can be a time-consuming battle. You may have to spend hours every other day or so plucking, waxing, or shaving to get a smooth and flawless appearance. When you want to enjoy these results on a more permanent basis, you may look beyond traditional hair removal methods. You could get the look you want by undergoing laser hair removal.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that involves removing hair with laser technology. During the treatment, concentrated pulses of light directly pass through the skin and into the hair follicle. The follicle then absorbs the light, which kills the hair and prevents it from re-growing.
This procedure does not require a lengthy recovery period. It is performed in the comfort of our office and may take only minutes to complete, depending on the situation. Further, it lasts longer than regular hair removal methods like shaving, plucking, and waxing. Your hair reduction may be permanent after a series of laser hair removal sessions.
How is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
The procedure itself is relatively fast and simple. Before it begins, you will come in for a consultation, during which we will assess your unique situation and ask you questions about your health and medical history.
During the actual treatment session, the laser energy is carefully and skillfully directed at the area of treatment. After the procedure is finished, your skin may be slightly reddened and sensitive. These side effects are entirely normal and typically go away on their own within just hours.
Although there is virtually no downtime involved after your treatment session, it is important to follow our team’s instructions regarding aftercare. For example, your skin will be sensitive to sunlight, so it is crucial to take the proper precautions in protecting it while outside.
Who Can Undergo Laser Hair Removal?
As safe as this procedure is, it is not for everyone, especially people who have certain health conditions. The best candidates are individuals who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the treatment and the results.
Laser hair removal continues to grow in popularity and offers numerous benefits. It is fast, simple, convenient, and offers long-lasting and sometimes permanent results that cannot be found with other methods of removing hair. We warmly invite you to consult with our specialist at Northern California Wellness in El Dorado Hills to get all the facts about how this treatment can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!