Laser Hair Removal Newtown Square, PA
Unwanted facial and body hair can cause stress and worry. It can have a negative impact on your self-esteem and even lead you to avoid certain social and professional situations.
There are some at-home treatments available, but they’re usually time-consuming and highly repetitive. In particular, waxing and chemical removal creams are very difficult to use on one’s own and may cause more harm than good.
Excessive hair may appear to be an insoluble problem, but experienced estheticians such as those at Michelle Esthetics can take care of it. Laser hair removal provides consistent and long-lasting results and can ease the distress of those frustrated by at-home remedies.
Still, because laser hair removal is a medical operation, it’s crucial to know how it works, what kinds of outcomes it delivers, and what to expect before going through with it.
Why Choose Michelle Esthetics?
Since laser hair removal is a medical operation, it must be performed by a qualified and experienced medical spa practitioner to guarantee that it is done safely. Not only does Michelle Esthetics meet that high standard, but we place a high value on thorough client consultations and collaborative treatment planning.
The treatment plans we build for you are always based on your cosmetic goals, medical history, and expectations. Our estheticians have the clinical knowledge and experience to execute effective hair reduction treatments no matter what your cosmetic ambitions are.
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What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a minimally invasive process that uses medical-grade diode laser technology to eliminate unwanted body hair. It’s a precise procedure that provides longer-lasting results than other hair removal techniques.
The laser sears the individual hair strands in the treatment region, safely destroying the follicles and preventing (or at least delaying) future hair growth. The operation itself is quick, poses few health risks, and imposes only minor side effects in most cases.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The human body’s hair is one of its most misunderstood and unpredictable elements.
Individual strands arise from hair follicles immediately beneath the skin, and their color, coarseness, density, and where they develop on the body are determined by age and genetics. Follicles in the same area of the body can grow at various rates, and follicle activity can be influenced by health and stress.
Laser hair removal is used to remove unwanted hair from specific areas of the body. The laser emits a beam of extremely focused light that impacts the melanin in the strands, which determines their color.
The device is designed to target melanin while causing no harm to the surrounding skin or tissue. The follicles are damaged as the laser warms the hair strands.
Following therapy, the follicles will either be unable to regenerate hair strands or their rate of growth will be considerably slowed. Your provider can forecast how successful laser hair removal will be on your body, but the underlying resilience of the follicles will determine how many treatments are required to meet your hair reduction goals.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas
Both men and women can benefit from laser hair removal, and it can be used on the following areas:
- Chin and upper lip
- Arms and shoulders
- Back and chest
- Bikini line/bikini area
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
In the weeks preceding your treatment, you should avoid direct sun exposure, skin irritants, creams, waxing, tweezing, and NSAIDs to optimize and prolong your results. By taking these precautions, your skin will be protected and the growth cycle of your follicles will be successfully disrupted.
Your treatment will begin with the provider reducing your hair to just a few millimeters in length. They’ll then apply a numbing cream to the affected area. The laser will be calibrated based on your skin tone as well as the color, thickness, and positioning of your hair.
Next, the aesthetician will begin applying the laser treatment to the desired area(s). Although there may be a minor sting, the operation is usually painless thanks to the numbing anesthetic.
To manage post-procedure discomfort, the physician may offer cold packs or anti-inflammatory lotions after the session is over.
You’ll be sent home, and you’ll be able to schedule your next treatment to treat hair regrowth in four to six weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes a good candidate for laser hair removal?
In general, any adult, male or female, can safely undergo laser hair removal. Still, patients with a lighter complexion and/or darker hair usually experience more satisfying results than those with darker skin and/or lighter hair.
Laser hair removal is not recommended for those who have ongoing infections or a history of bleeding issues.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are possible, as with any medical procedure. The most frequent post-procedure side effects include swelling, redness, pain, and skin irritation at the treatment site. For a few days after the procedure, you may feel as if you have a moderate sunburn.
Scars, burns, blisters, infections, and irreversible changes in skin pigmentation are possible in rare situations. These, on the other hand, are more likely to occur when laser hair removal treatments are performed by technicians that are inexperienced and untrained. That’s why it’s critical that you see an esthetician with experience, such as those at Michelle Esthetics.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The overall cost of your treatment will be determined by your treatment site(s), the density of the hair you want to remove, and the number of treatment sessions required.
On average, one laser hair removal treatment costs $389.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
Hair growth and density are determined by genetics. Furthermore, hair grows in cycles. Some follicles are active, while others are dormant for a while before becoming active again. As a result, permanent and comprehensive hair removal typically takes two to six treatment sessions.
Your results’ longevity will be determined by your body type. Some people require regular maintenance treatments to keep their hair-free appearance, while others do not.
How long will it take to see my results?
Hair loss will begin a few days after your treatment session, and you should see your results within the first month after it.