What Is Laser Hair Removal?
This type of hair removal lasts much longer than any other type. We understand that the constant cycle of shaving, waxing, and plucking can become time-consuming and costly. With this type of hair removal, any unwanted hair can be removed for good. A laser is used to concentrate on the hair follicles that dwell within your skin.
The color in the hair, also known as a pigment, is within the follicle and absorbs that concentrated heat. This destroys the hair itself. This type of treatment is particularly great because it stops the cycle of hair regrowth at the source. The skin surrounding the hairs are not harmed or damaged in any way because the light beam specifically targets the hair follicle itself.
Typically, this type of treatment can be used to remove hair from the chest, back, face, arms, underarms, and legs. However, if you do have other areas where you would like to have hair removed, simply bring it up during consultation and our experts will let you know if that area could benefit from this type of treatment.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
This is going to vary from person to person. A variety of factors are going to come into play as well when considering how many treatments you will need. The area you want to have treated, the thickness of the hair, and other factors will play a role in determining how many sessions will be needed to permanently get rid of that unwanted hair.
For some, 1-2 treatments will be sufficient in removing the hair permanently, while in other cases, as many as 6 treatments may be needed. During your initial consultation with our experts, they will be able to give you a better idea as to how many treatments, you specifically, are going to need to be rid of that unwanted hair for good.
What to Expect During Treatment
After your initial consultation, you would come in for treatment. The concentrated laser is applied directly to the skin in the area in which you want to have unwanted hair removed. The concentrated laser then does all the work, effectively targeting the hair follicle and destroying the cycle of hair regrowth.
The treatment itself is very easy, painless, and will give you the results you want. The amount of time that treatment is going to take is also going to depend on the areas you are having treated. Either way, this type of hair removal does not tend to take long periods of time like other treatments might.
Commonly Asked Questions
1. Does It Hurt?
Unlike other types of hair removal that remove hair from only the surface of the skin or remove it at the root, you will not experience any pain associated with this type of treatment. This is because the actual hair follicle itself is targeted. Any brief tingling sensation you may experience will quickly pass. This is a quick, easy, and painless treatment.
Also, as soon as treatment is completed, you can go on about your day. There is no downtime!
2. How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
With this type of treatment, you actually aren’t going to need any type of preparation. It’s even recommended that you do not remove any hair from the area where you wish you have treatment. This will allow for the treatment to work best as it can target the hair follicles in different stages of growth. You simply show up, have the treatment, and then go on about your day as you normally would.
3. How Do I Care for My Skin After Treatment?
Our professionals will be there with you every step of the way, ensuring that you’re doing all you need to do to get the most out of this type of treatment. In the 24 hours following your treatment, it is recommended that you avoid direct sunlight. Other than that, there are typically no other steps you need to take. However, if you, specifically, would need to do anything additional, our experts will let you know.
4. What If I Have Very Thick Hair?
Even if you have very thick hair in some areas, you can still benefit from this type of treatment. Generally, thicker hair does require more sessions to fully get rid of it but it can lessen the appearance of the hair as well. Our professionals can take a look at your case individually and let you know how many treatments you may need to get rid of thicker hair.
5. How Does It Work?
The laser works by targeting the hair follicles, thereby stopping the cycle of growth at the source. The Vectus laser can even remove a lot of hair on a larger surface area more efficiently than other types of lasers. The laser specifically targets the hair, heating it up the follicle so that it essentially stops the growth of the hair.
While you’re having treatment, a type of cooling technology is also used to ensure that you are completely comfortable during your treatment. Once the appropriate hair follicles are targeted, it makes the growth of new hair impossible, ridding you of that unwanted hair forever!
6. Can I Do It Myself at Home?
It is never recommended to attempt any treatment of this type on your own at home. Our experts have been trained to use this type of laser so that you will get the most out of this type of treatment. Attempting this on your own could potentially damage your skin and may not even work.
DIY treatments of this type should never be attempted by anybody not trained to use the laser safely and effectively. Stick to the professionals.
7. How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate?
If you have unwanted hair on your back, chest, face, legs, underarms or other areas, chances are you are a great candidate for this type of treatment. Even if you have very thick or very thin hair, you can still benefit from this type of treatment. As long as you have unwanted hair that you would rather see gone, there are few reasons why you shouldn’t be able to benefit!
8. How Often Can I Have This Type of Treatment?
This is also going to vary from person to person. While one person may need to have this type of treatment more than a few times to get to their desired results, another person may need more or fewer treatments. Our experts will be able to give you a better idea of how long you should wait in between treatments if you are going to need multiple sessions to reach your goals.
9. When Will I See the Results?
You will notice your results very quickly after having this type of treatment. The hair will be less visible and noticeably thinner after just one session and it is possible that the hair could be completely removed for good after just one. However, some people are going to need more than one treatment before they will reach their desired results.
The laser targets the hair and destroys the growth of it on contact which is why you are going to see these results quite quickly as compared to virtually any other type of treatment.
10. Can It Damage My Skin?
No, this type of laser is completely safe and will not damage the skin around the hair. It specifically targets the hair itself and will not affect the skin at all. Unlike other types of treatments that can leave your skin irritated, this one will have no harmful effect on your skin at all!
11. Is It Safe?
Yes, this type of laser is completely safe. Unlike other types of treatments, this one isn’t going to come with any risk. Your skin will not be harmed and there are no other risks associated with this type of treatment. It’s a completely safe and effective treatment to get rid of unwanted hair for good.
12. Are There Other Benefits?
Because this type of treatment is going to remove unwanted hair for good, you are going to save money in the long run. You will save money because you will not have to worry about other means of hair removal for those hours. It will not only save you the time of worrying about removing the unwanted hair, but it will also save you money.
Some people have noticed that their skin is also more clear, bright, and smooth after treatment as opposed to any other type of hair removal. You are not going to have to worry about razor burn, razor bumps, or those little minor cuts that can happen while shaving. It’s going to save you a lot of hassle and remove all those unpleasant side effects from other treatments!
13. Will It Work for Everyone?
During your initial consultation, our experts will let you know what you can expect if you would choose to have this type of treatment. They can let you know whether or not you will benefit, how much you’ll benefit, and how many treatments can get you to your desired results.
Our professionals are trained to assess each person on a case by case basis to ensure that they know all the facts and what to expect every step of the way. We do this to help manage expectations, make sure you’re completely comfortable through the entire experience, and also to give you a good idea of what to expect when it comes to your specific results.
Get Rid of Unwanted Hair Today
Unwanted hair can be a pain in more ways than one. Other means of hair removal can be messy, painful, and leave skin looking irritated. With laser hair removal, you aren’t going to have to worry about that unwanted hair anymore. Your skin will be smooth, free of irritation, and best of all, free of that unwanted hair. Come see us today at Tru-Male Medical in Oak Brook, IL, and we will help you reach your goals!