Hair removal can be tedious and time-consuming. Repetitive and temporary treatments like shaving, waxing, threading, and creams involve neverending maintenance and don’t allow for ever-ready smooth skin.
Avani Derm Spa by Nayak Plastic Surgery offers patients in St. Louis laser hair removal, so that they can embrace every opportunity with confidence and spontaneity. Our laser hair removal technologies are safe and effective on all skin types - even dark skin. Our highly effective, state-of-the-art technology is the fastest available and requires no messy numbing creams.
Laser hair removal works by using a laser to deliver thermal energy to the hair follicles. This heat damages the hair follicles, disabling them from growing hair. The precision of laser hair removal allows for the safe elimination of unwanted hair without causing damage to the surrounding skin.
Once the laser damages the hair follicle, hair in that location cannot return. However, the natural growth cycle of hair follicles necessitates multiple laser hair removal treatments to reach all-over permanent results. Laser treatment is most effective during the new-growth stage, and it can take several sessions to treat each hair follicle at the optimal stage of growth.
Laser hair removal can free you from endless treatments and empower you to seize each moment without thinking about stubble.
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment for unwanted hair in virtually any area of the body, including the face, legs, arms, armpits, bikini area, upper lip, chest, and back. Treatments are tolerable and, depending on the size of the target area, usually take less than an hour. There is no downtime after laser hair removal, so you can maintain all of your regular activities while your treatment progresses.
It is essential to understand how laser hair removal works to make your treatment as effective as possible.
By understanding the process, you can better prepare for your treatment and ultimately achieve optimal results in fewer treatments. As the laser delivers light to the hair, the light is converted into thermal energy, damaging the hair follicle. For this process to work, the hair should be long enough to treat but short enough for the heat to transfer to the follicle efficiently.
For this reason, you should avoid any hair removal treatment that removes hair at the follicle for a minimum of four weeks before laser treatment. Also, it is a good idea to shave the target area one to two days before your treatment. You should also avoid sun exposure and any medications that may thin your blood before treatment.
When you arrive for your treatment, we will provide you with protective eyewear, which you will need to keep on through the entirety of your session. No numbing cream is necessary, so your treatment will be underway quickly. When your treatment begins, you will experience a sensation of heat from the laser as well as cooling from the device or gel. Depending on the size of the target area, your session may last anywhere from just a few minutes to over an hour.
After your treatment, you will notice treated hairs falling out gradually over days or weeks. Because of the hair growth cycle, it may appear that treated hairs are continuing to grow. However, you will notice ongoing improvements and decreasing hair growth with each treatment. You may notice redness or swelling for several hours after treatment. A cold compress can help to reduce any discomfort.
Most patients achieve permanently smooth skin after three to seven sessions. For areas in which hair grows quickly, your treatments may be spaced four to eight weeks apart. For areas of the body with slower hair growth, you may schedule your sessions 12 to 16 weeks apart.
If you are interested in laser hair removal in St. Louis, we invite you to schedule your consultation with us via call, text, or contact form. Please contact us using the method most convenient for you.
Possible side effects associated with laser hair removal include swelling, redness, and scarring. Blisters and permanent scarring are possible but rare.
While laser hair removal used to be less effective on patients with darker skin tones, it is now an ideal treatment option for patients of all skin tones who would like to permanently eliminate unwanted hair. However, laser hair removal should not be performed on tattooed skin.
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