Laser Hair Removal: Your Complete Guide

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Have you been thinking about starting laser hair removal treatments? Fall and Winter are some of the best times of year to consider a laser hair removal treatment plan, so you can enjoy the warmer months without the hassle of shaving. SomaSou has compiled a guide of everything you need to know about laser hair removal below. Keep reading to learn more.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. It’s also one of the safest procedures available. Laser hair removal is a specialized treatment that uses a laser to remove unwanted body hair. Using an intense light beam, a laser will gently heat and remove unwanted hair from each follicle in a designated area. This will not affect the skin around the area, just the designated hair follicle. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

This is one of the most common questions we receive about the treatment. When you hear the word “laser” you may automatically think “pain,” but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Laser hair removal is nearly painless thanks to advances in technology over the last several decades. You may experience slight discomfort during your treatment, including tingling and stinging sensations – but that’s nothing compared to the pain of razor burn caused by shaving. 

Where Can I Use Laser Hair Removal?

Some of the most popular areas for laser hair removal on women include the bikini area, underarms, and lower legs. Men typically treat their chest or back area and if they have a beard, laser hair removal works wonders to prevent those razor stubbles around your beard. Laser hair removal treatments can be performed anywhere on the body where hair grows, including your face. You’ll want to be sure to treat areas with dark hair, as thicker and coarser hair respond better to treatment. At this time, laser hair removal treatments do not work on hair that is blond, white, gray, or red.

When Will I See Results?

We recommend at least six treatment cycles spaced four to six weeks apart in order to follow the cycle of your hair follicle to see the best results. That’s why starting a laser hair removal treatment plan in the fall or winter months will help you achieve smoother and hairless skin by summertime. For best results, don’t skip out on any scheduled sessions, and shave prior to treatment. It’s also best practice to avoid sun exposure after treatment. And finally, always be sure to see an esthetician who is licensed before starting any laser hair removal treatments. 

Where Can I Buy Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

Are you interested in beginning laser hair removal treatments this winter? Contact SomaSou, Del Ray’s first MedSpa offering services to help our community regain vitality, strength, and confidence in themselves. SomaSou means “your body,” and we give you options to help you feel confident about it. Start your journey by taking an active role in your well-being and schedule a consultation with us today. For more information about our services and to schedule a laser hair removal treatment, please contact us here.

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