Hair removal is an arduous task that can be performed in various ways. Unfortunately, most hair removal techniques are either ineffective or painful – some are both. The two most popular hair removal methods – shaving and waxing – can leave you with sore skin and rashes. This is why more and more people are turning to laser hair removal as an alternative. As well as being highly effective, it can even be seen as less painful compared to the other two hair removal options.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Laser hair removal uses light energy that directs heat to the root of the hair follicle, causing it to break down. With multiple treatments, you can reach a point where the follicle never grows back – or at least leaves you with months between hair removal sessions. Seeing as lasers are involved, your instinct suggests that it will be painful. However, it’s generally not that painful at all. The targeted area can be numbed before the laser is applied, which further gets rid of any potential pain. Generally, most patients might experience a slight burning sensation, coupled with slight sensitivity following the treatment.
Still, it’s not as painful as cutting yourself while shaving or ripping wax strips from your body. The more treatments you have, the less painful it is as the hair will be finer and easier to destroy.
There are many benefits to laser hair removal. The first of which is that it provides the best results out of any hair removal technique. Your hair won’t be permanently removed, but it will be gone for a very long time, and reappear finer and harder to see. It also works pretty much all over your body, while waxing and shaving can be troublesome in some hard-to-reach or sensitive areas.
Moreover, laser hair removal requires no downtime following the treatment. Each treatment lasts less than an hour, meaning this is something you could potentially have done during a long lunch break! You’ll see a 15-30% reduction in hair after each session, with only 4-6 sessions required to see incredible results.
Of course, laser hair removal is also less risky, in the sense that there’s less chance of something going wrong. At Renew MD, we use the Cutera XEO with two technology options to treat all skin colors and that delivers consistent results time and time again. Also, at Renew MD only our Nurse Practitioners or Physicians Assistant will perform your laser treatment. So you have great technology with experienced Medical Professionals.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
If you want to get rid of or reduce the appearance of body hair, laser hair removal could be right up your street. We don’t recommend laser hair removal for pregnant or breastfeeding women. People with darker hair tend to see the best results from laser hair removal treatments. Laser hair removal is not effective on white, grey or blonde hair.
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If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal or are wondering if you’re a good candidate for this treatment, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at Renew MD in Reno, Nevada today. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!