Who doesn’t desire a smooth, hairless body? You do have your options in the good old waxing, shaving and tweezing, but they aren’t permanent. Each one of them have their pros and cons. Don’t you feel helpless when you have a date coming up and your body hair is noticeable, but just too short to be waxed? Sure, shaving is an option, but who wants to end up with stubbly skin every second day? Tweezing isn’t even an option for all the problem areas with plenty of hair! So what do you do in such a case? Just hope that your date looks past the physical appearance or go the extra mile and opt for a laser hair removal session?
Before and after pictures can help
If you go for the latter, you might want to know how big a difference will laser hair removal make? You might also want to know if you are an ideal candidate for it. It is very essential to get the treatment done at a licensed medical spa. If you stay in and around Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando or Calabasas, CA, an appointment with certified and recognized Dr. Bijan Farah can help you understand if laser hair removal will work for you. Dr. Farah can help you make an informed decision by explaining you all about the procedure as well as sharing a few before and after pictures of the past treatments handled by him.
Follow the advise given by medical spa
Your doctor will advise you on stopping waxing or plucking hair, about six weeks before the procedure.
You will be allowed to shave as it does not take out hair from the roots, unlike waxing and tweezing. Also, you will have to avoid getting out in the sun before and after the treatment, probably for six weeks.
Once you are convinced about going ahead with the procedure, the med spa technician or doctor will first trim the hair. The strength of the laser beams will be adjusted based on your skin type, skin color and hair density. Laser hair removal was initially believed to be effective only on dark hair, but there are now options available even for people with gray or blonde hair. Your doctor will explain you that your hair goes through three phases, the first is the growing stage, the second is resting and the final being shedding.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The laser beams target the hair in the first stage and destroy the melanin present inside the hair follicles. It is possible that even after the treatment, you may notice some hair left behind. You don’t have to worry about that, as the treated hair will fall out over the next two weeks. You can exfoliate your skin around the tenth day after the treatment to remove the hair gently.
Laser hair removal is a preferred option for getting rid of hair from all over the body and not just the face. You will have to go through four to six sessions, to get the best results.