Get ready to toss those razors, tweezers, and wax strips that are cluttering up your bathroom vanity. With the help of laser hair removal, the only thing you’ll be “shaving” is time off your getting ready routine. This popular noninvasive treatment is a favorite of folks in Knoxville and East Tennessee for effectively removing unwanted hair for several months or even years, and we’ve got it here at Culture Aesthetics & Wellness!
How does laser hair removal work exactly?
During this revolutionary laser treatment, our trained technician uses a special handheld device that emits bright flashes of light onto an area of unwanted hair growth. That light gently penetrates through your skin and specifically targets the melanin in your hair follicles. The follicles absorb the light energy, safely and effectively destroying the hair and eventually causing it to stop growing for a long span of time. When it does grow back, it’s often finer and less noticeable.
Which areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
Unwanted hair can grow virtually anywhere on the body, so laser hair removal was designed to be performed safely on many areas, including:
- Bikini line
Who are good candidates for laser hair removal?
People with light skin and dark hair tend to be the best candidates, but men and women of all skin types can benefit from this customizable treatment. We are able to safely and effectively treat patients of all skin types, tones, and hair colors, though very light hair may need the most sessions as it lacks pigment for the laser to absorb.
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
At any given time, your hair follicles are at different stages of growth. Because of that, it usually takes several sessions to ensure all the hair is exposed to the laser and you experience optimal results. We usually schedule follow-up treatment sessions about four to six weeks apart until all that unwanted hair stops growing and you get the smooth skin you love. Every case is different and not everyone wants hair gone in the same places, so we’ll go over how many sessions you may need at your consultation.
What should I do to prepare for my laser hair removal treatment?
You’ll need to refrain from any plucking or waxing in the desired area for about six weeks before your laser hair removal session. The laser targets pigment in the roots of the hair, so if the roots are gone due to plucking and waxing then there’s nothing for the laser to absorb. Also, we recommend you avoid sun exposure for six weeks prior to your appointment. The sun’s rays can have an effect on the skin that may interfere with the laser’s effectiveness. It can also increase the risk for certain side effects.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Most of our patients tolerate treatment very well and wouldn’t describe it as painful. Some say it feels more like a light snapping from a rubber band. The area where the laser is used will likely feel tender and appear red for approximately 24-48 hours after your session (like you’ve got a mild sunburn). After your treatment, you’ll want to avoid any prolonged sun exposure for a few weeks and wear sunscreen daily. There is no downtime needed after a laser hair removal session.
What are the results I can expect with laser hair removal?
If you’re a first timer, don’t expect the hair to fall out right before your eyes. It usually takes about two to three weeks after your first session to notice reduced hair growth. Optimal skin-smoothing results typically happen after eight to twelve treatments. But again, every case is different. We’ll be sure to go over everything during your consultation so you’ll have a clear understanding of what to expect.
What’s my next step to getting rid of unwanted hair with laser hair removal in Knoxville?
Smooth, hair-free skin for months on end is more attainable than you may think. The laser experts at Culture Aesthetics & Wellness are ready, willing, and able to tell you everything about this wonderful treatment option and help you say goodbye to those annoying traditional methods of hair removal. Give us a call today at (865) 500-0101 or click here to book online!