Get beach ready with laser hair removal

Get Beach Ready with Laser Hair Removal

March 4, 2013

As we prepare to welcome in warmer weather, now is the best time to start thinking about your summer appearance. How do you want to look this summer?  Toning muscles at the gym requires a great deal of time and discipline.  Do not let excess hair stand in the way of showing off your body in the summer heat.  Prepare your appearance for beach season with noninvasive laser hair removal treatments.

Hair growth occurs in three phases: the growth phase, the transitional phase and the resting phase. The laser light is attracted to the color of melanin found in a hair follicle. Laser hair removal only destroys hair in the growth phase, or Anagen phase, because hair follicles contain the largest amount of melanin during this phase.

Approximately, 15-20 percent of hair is destroyed during one treatment. The heat from the laser cuts off the follicle’s blood supply causing hair to fall out. The majority of hair will fall out 10-14 days after the treatment. Multiple treatments are required to permanently remove hair, because hair follicles develop at different rates. Maintenance of the treated area is greatly reduced between treatments so you can spend more time catching some much-needed rays, and less time shaving, tweezing or waxing.

Unlike popular DIY options, laser hair removal offers a long-term solution to hair removal without the side effects of shaving or waxing. Waxing removes skin cells along with the hair follicles, and can result in breakouts in unwanted areas. Waxing is considered more painful than the stinging sensation of the laser treatment. Ingrown hairs in the bikini zone are less common with laser hair treatment; hair grows back finer after every treatment.

The two types of lasers used to remove hair are: true lasers and intense pulse light (IPL) technology. True lasers use highly concentrated focused beams of light where as IPL use broad spectrum light. IPL technology is most commonly used for skin rejuvenation treatments, has a shallow depth of penetration, and does not cause permanent hair removal.

Spring is the best time to start preparing your body for summer fashion. This summer, be hair free! Talk to a professional esthetician to find out if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.

Helpful Hint for Beautiful Skin

Two laser hair treatments this spring means no shaving this summer. Start your treatments now to enjoy a hair-free summer season.

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