Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures. Gone are the days when laser hair removal was painful and required long treatment sessions. Today’s advanced lasers are extremely effective and fast.
Laser hair removal is a method of removing unwanted hair. It works by aiming a laser beam at hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and destroys them. This leaves the follicles unable to produce hair. It can take several sessions to treat all the follicles. The procedure is relatively non-invasive and yields results within a short amount of time.
Hair growth patterns are unpredictable. However, you can prevent new hair growth with laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is most effective on patients with light skin and dark hair. If your skin is darker, laser hair removal may not be as effective. This is why a consultation with our Vancouver, WA dentist is recommended. During your consultation at the best spa in Vancouver, Washington, we will review your medical history and determine if laser hair removal is the right treatment for you. If it is, we may recommend using a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.
Before the procedure begins, one of our trained laser technicians will clean and shave the area being treated. Then, the laser will be adjusted based on your hair and skin color, and the technician will explain how the laser will be adjusted.
Next, the technician will position the laser handpiece over your skin. The laser handpiece will be gently pressed onto your skin and a cooling gel will be applied. As the laser handpiece moves across the skin, it will deliver quick pulses of light. The technician will tell you to move away every now and then, so the laser can pulse over your skin.
During the procedure, the technician of the best spa in Vancouver, Washington, will constantly monitor your skin, adjusting the laser if needed. After your treatment, the follicles are destroyed. This prevents the follicles from growing more hair. If your hair does start to grow back, you can schedule another session to treat the area again.
After your procedure, you’ll need to keep your skin clean and avoid touching the treated areas. You may have some redness or swelling, but this should subside within a day or two. Avoid tanning for at least a couple of weeks after your procedure.
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