Shaving, waxing, and plucking are standard parts of most people’s daily routines. Unwanted hair grows quickly and can be tiresome to remove. Laser hair removal removes hair quickly and effectively in 30 to 45 minute sessions with semi-permanent results. At RenewMD, laser hair removal works on all skin tones and can help you live with smooth, hair-free skin.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal targets the pigment in hair follicles to remove hair without damaging the surrounding skin. The hair follicles change the concentrated beam of light into heat which damages the follicle to inhibit or delay further hair growth.
Since the laser targets pigment in the hair, it can only remove hair in the active growth phase. Multiple treatments are needed to remove all hair in the resting stage during the initial session.
At RenewMD, we use the Cutera CoolGlide laser and the Cutera Pro Wave to remove hair on almost all skin tones. These lasers reduce unwanted hair in any area, but legs, armpits, upper lip, back, and chest are the most common.
About Laser Hair Removal Recovery
There is no downtime needed with laser hair removal. Sessions last around 30 to 45 minutes and can be spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. After each session, your skin may experience slight redness and feel similar to a sunburn. Cool compresses can help with any discomfort in the days following treatments.
It is vital to protect your sensitive skin. Avoid direct sun exposure, and wear sunscreen as your skin heals. It is also important to avoid tanning beds, sun lamps, or any indoor tanning equipment. If you follow the dermatologist’s after-care instructions, your recovery will be quick and comfortable.
Laser Hair Removal Results
Each treatment removes 10% to 30% of hair in the targeted area. Most people need four to eight sessions to completely remove all hair, depending on the size of the treatment area and your hair’s natural growth patterns.
Results are semi-permanent. After the final treatment, most people see results for several months, some for over a year. Hair that does return is often thinner and more sparse. Maintenance treatments are needed after hair regrowth, but there tends to be less hair each regrowth.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Anyone sick of shaving, waxing, plucking, and bleaching unwanted hair from any area of their body is a good laser hair removal candidate. At RenewMD, we use lasers that work on all skin tones, including those with darker complexions. Ideal candidates have realistic expectations for their results.
You may not be a good candidate if you have blonde, red, or gray hair, but you can discuss other options in a consultation appointment with our specialists.
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!