It’s Emotional Wellness Month, and what better way to take care of yourself than to get rid of unwanted hair? Laser hair removal is a popular treatment that can remove hair from just about any area of the body.
Laser hair removal is a process that uses a laser to target the root of the hair follicle. The heat from the laser damages the follicle and prevents it from growing new hair. The treatment is safe, effective, and permanent.
If you’re considering laser hair removal, you should know a few things. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything from the benefits of the treatment to the different types of lasers available. Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a popular treatment for many reasons:
- It’s a permanent solution to unwanted hair.
- It’s much less painful than other hair removal methods, such as waxing or tweezing.
- It’s fast and convenient.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal works by targeting the root of the hair follicle with a laser beam. The heat from the laser damages the follicle and prevents it from growing new hair.
The treatment is usually done in several sessions, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart. Most people need 6 to 8 sessions to achieve permanent hair reduction.
Types of Lasers Used in Laser Hair Removal
Two types of lasers exist in laser hair removal: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin along with the hair follicle. Non-ablative lasers target the hair follicle without damaging the skin.
Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal’s most common side effects are redness, swelling, and blistering. These usually go away within a few hours or days. Rarely side effects include skin lightening or darkening, scarring, and changes in skin texture.
How to Choose a Laser Hair Removal Provider
When choosing a laser hair removal provider, it’s essential to find someone experienced and certified. The provider should also use FDA-cleared lasers appropriate for your skin type.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment at our Bryn Mawr or King of Prussia offices, please call 484-322-5316.