Have you ever thought about how much time you spend removing unwanted hair? Whether it’s constant shaving or expensive waxing appointments, hair removal is nobody’s favorite chore. Put down the razor and cancel your waxing session. Laser hair removal will give you long-lasting smooth skin and an end to struggles with hair.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure to remove unwanted hair. It works on almost all body parts, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, and back. Laser hair removal targets the pigments in your hair roots to stop hair growth. Over a series of treatments, you will see less and less hair growth until you have little to no hair remaining.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal targets the melanin pigment inside your hair follicles. Melanin in the hair root absorbs the laser energy, converting it into heat. The heat damages and deactivates the hair follicle, preventing it from regrowing hair. Because it targets hair roots, laser hair removal leaves the skin uninjured. Your Renew MD provider has the skill and experience to make your treatment safe and effective.
How Long Should I Wait Between Laser Hair Removal Sessions?
You will need a series of laser hair removal treatments to see your desired results. The number of treatments needed depends on the treatment area and your hair and skin tone, but most people need between six to eight sessions.
We recommend waiting four to eight weeks between sessions for several reasons. One key reason is that hairs go through cycles of being active and resting, and not all hairs will be active simultaneously. Only active follicles respond to treatment. Four to eight weeks allow dormant follicles to become active and grow hair.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
Laser hair removal produces long-lasting results. Many people may not have hair regrowth for years, while others may see it after a few months. Hair that regrows looks and feels finer, softer, and paler than before. We recommend yearly or as-needed maintenance treatments to catch these stray hairs and stop their growth.
Is There Any Downtime With Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure, typically without downtime. You may experience redness, swelling, or mild discomfort in the treated area, but this should subside within a few hours to a few days. Avoid sun exposure and follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your technician to minimize any side effects.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Most people with unwanted hair make good candidates for laser hair removal. Though treatment will work best on dark hair and pale skin, your Renew MD team can safely treat some lighter hair colors and darker skin. You may not be a good candidate if you have an active skin condition or infection in the treatment area.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Renew MD in Reno, Nevada. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!