Did you know that both women and men will spend 7716 hours shaving in their lifetime? Over a lifetime the cost of razors are certainly higher than the cost of laser hair removal treatments. And the cost of razors keeps rising. Oh, and don’t forget the cost of shaving cream. And if you didn’t have to shave, think about all that extra time you’ll have. Ladies, never again will you have to be worried about being beach ready! And who doesn’t want to end being embarrassed about unwanted hair?
Laser hair removal is a fast and affordable way to achieve permanent hair reduction. Lasers work by targeting the melanin in your hair follicle. A laser beam is placed on the hair follicle, a pulse is delivered and zap goes the hair. Actually what we are doing is cauterizing the blood vessel that brings nourishment and oxygen to the hair follicle. Lasers can only treat actively growing hair. There are three stages to hair growth: 1) actively growing, which means you can’t pull it out, 2) transitional, which means the hair is shedding and 3) the sleepy stage, when a hair follicle has not begun to sprout. This is the reason a series of treatments are necessary to achieve permanent reduction. A small area such as underarms, bikini, face or neckline can take only up to 15 minutes; whereas, a large area such as a back, legs, or arms may take up to an hour.
The best candidate for laser hair reduction is an individual with light skin and very dark hair. If you fit that description, you are the poster child for laser hair reduction. There are lasers on the market designed to treat darker skin too.
So get ready to live the shave-free life. It might also be the tweeze and wax-free life too.
Tired of shaving, waxing or tweezing? Maybe you have unwanted hair in a difficult-to-reach or large area. Laser hair removal, one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the U.S., might be an excellent solution for you.
The process involves beaming a highly concentrated laser light in a series of pulses at the base of your unwanted, dark and usually course, hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the melanin pigment in the follicle, which results in heat that denatures and changes the proteins responsible for hair growth. A small area can take minutes while a larger area may take an hour.
It takes several treatments to remove the hair. Other factors contribute to achieving permanent results including genetics and lifestyle. Everyone is different, and at Reflections, we will work carefully and diligently to determine what will be most effective for you.
Six weeks before treatment, you’ll want to avoid sun exposure as well as waxing, tweezing or electrolysis. Avoid the sun for six weeks after as well. The procedure may cause some discomfort, but it is not painful nor will it harm your skin. Remember, laser light seeks out dark areas for absorption, so sorry blondies. While you may have more fun, as the saying goes, laser hair removal will not work for you.
Because laser hair removal is a medical procedure, it’s important to choose a practitioner, such as our own Janet Robbins, who is highly trained and experienced. What’s more, her ultimate goal is your comfort and happiness with the results. In addition, Reflections Laser & Wellness Center was named one of the 2017 best laser hair removal companies in the West Palm Beach area by Expertise, a research and professionals resource company.
So get ready for smooth, marvelous and sexier skin. You’ll see the difference. You’ll love the difference.