How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

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Now, you can enjoy state-of-the-industry laser hair removal treatments in the comfort of our spa-like setting.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works by using a concentrated beam of light to target the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle, which absorbs the light and converts it into heat. The heat then damages the hair follicle, inhibiting future hair growth.

We begin each procedure by scheduling a consultation with one of our qualified professional technicians. They will evaluate your skin and hair type to determine the best laser technology and settings to use for your hair removal goals.

During your session, a handheld laser device is used to deliver short pulses of intense light to the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the hair follicles, causing damage to the follicle while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.

This procedure is usually painless, but some individuals may experience mild discomfort or a sensation of heat during the treatment. In that case we may use a cooling gel or device to alleviate any discomfort.

The length of each laser session can vary depending on the size and location of the treatment area. But, generally, a session can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.

How Long Will I See Results After Laser Hair Removal?

Despite public perception, this is not a permanent hair removal solution. That being said, you’ll enjoy the results longer than after waxing, and far longer than shaving. It’s also less messy and relatively pain-free.

Most individuals require multiple hair removal sessions to achieve optimal results. This is because hair grows in cycles, and the laser can only effectively target hair follicles that are actively producing hair. Treatments are typically spaced out several weeks apart to allow time for new hair growth to appear and become targeted in subsequent sessions.

The length of time between sessions depends on your hair type and also on the treatment area. Thicker, dark, or coarse hair will need to be treated more often. Facial hair requires a touch up about once a month. Those seeking body hair removal can schedule a touch up session every six weeks or so.

Best of all, this treatment inhibits hair regrowth, which means that you will notice less hair in the targeted areas over time with successive treatments. The hair that does return will be much finer as well.

Popular Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas

Laser hair removal can be used to eliminate hair from almost any part of the body that you discover unwanted hair. However, there are certain areas that are more commonly treated than others.

These are some of the most popular treatment areas for laser hair removal:

  • Face: This procedure is often used to remove hair from the upper lip, chin, and sideburns.
  • Back: Laser hair removal is a popular option for men who want to remove hair from their back.
  • Underarms Lasers can provide a no-fuss, long-lasting solution for underarm hair removal.
  • Chest Removing hair from the chest area is easy with laser hair removal.
  • Bikini area: Laser hair removal is often used to remove hair from the bikini area, including the bikini line. Even a Brazilian is relatively fast and painless with this technology.
  • Arms and legs: Lasers can be used to remove hair from the legs, including the thighs, calves, and ankles. It’s also a great solution for removing unwanted hair from the forearms and upper arms.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of laser hair removal can vary based on factors such as skin color and hair color. For example, this treatment tends to work better on coarse, thicker hair than on fine or light-colored hair. This is because the lasers target the melanin in hair follicles for removal.

You’ll get the best results when you consult with our qualified, licensed aestheticians to determine the best course of action for your individual needs and skin care goals. Aftercare will prolong them.

Prolonging the After-Treatment Results

As with many of our spa and medical-grade treatments, aftercare is an important part of the laser hair removal process. It will help minimize potential side effects and ensure longer-lasting results.

Here are some general guidelines for aftercare:

  1. Avoid sun exposure: Avoid sun exposure for at least four weeks after the treatment, as the skin may be more sensitive to UV rays.
  2. Avoid other hair removal methods like waxing, plucking, or electrolysis between treatments, as these methods can remove the hair follicle and make laser hair removal less effective.
  3. Avoid hot showers or baths for at least 24 hours after the treatment, as hot water can irritate the skin.
  4. Avoid tight clothing that may irritate the treatment area for a few days after the treatment.
  5. Apply a cold compress or an ice pack to the treatment area to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  6. Moisturize the skin on the treatment area regularly to prevent dryness and flakiness.

It’s also essential for our guests to follow any additional instructions provided by their aesthetician. Your treatment is based on a personalized consultation, and your clinician may recommend additional aftercare instructions based on your individual needs and the specific laser technology used.

For a comprehensive approach and overall great results, pair your laser hair removal treatment with any of our other premium skin and body enhancements and discover new ways to love the skin you’re living in.

Where to Find Laser Hair Removal in Parker, Colorado

People in the Parker community visit Aesthetics360 Lash & MedSpa for the services and stay for the friendly, knowledgeable staff, luxurious setting, and guest amenities.

When you’re ready for your glow up, don’t hesitate to contact us to book an appointment today.