Laser Hair Removal Treatment
in Culver City, CA
We all want smooth, hairless skin. And there’s nothing more annoying than having to shave again and again. Laser hair removal treatment is the perfect answer for people who struggle with excessive body hair. This type of laser treatment can permanently remove hair from almost any part of the body without leaving behind any visible side effects. Thanks to its advanced technology, laser hair removal treatment is painless and very effective.
Here is everything you need to know about this non-invasive procedure before booking your appointment.
What is Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Laser hair removal treatment is a non-surgical, pain-free procedure that removes hair from any part of the body. Using a laser, a trained professional will target the melanin in the hair follicles. This damages the follicles, resulting in slower hair growth and a reduction in the amount of hair overall.
For most people, laser hair removal is a long-term solution. However, It’s important to remember that it doesn’t work immediately and requires multiple sessions. Depending on the area being treated, four to eight passes are needed to safely remove the hair from the roots. That said, for the best results, eight sessions are usually recommended.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser is applied to the skin, and the light energy passes through the epidermis and into the hair follicles. The light is then absorbed by the dark pigment of the hair and the melanin in the skin. When the laser passes through the epidermis, it heats up the hair follicles and destroys the root, reducing the amount of hair.
The laser is applied to the skin in short pulses that last only a fraction of a second. In most cases, the entire process takes less than ten minutes per treatment area. Also, it’s important to note that the laser beam can be targeted towards two different types of hair: light hair (blond, red, or white) and dark hair (any shade of brown, black, etc.). This is important because you don’t want to damage the surrounding skin when targeting light or dark hair.
Who Can Get Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Laser hair removal is a good option for anyone who has excessive hair on their face and body that can’t be removed with shaving or other hair removal methods. It’s ideal for people with all skin types and hair colors, but it’s best for people with light skin and dark hair.
If you’re not sure if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal, schedule a free consultation with your local laser hair removal specialist. They’ll ask you a few questions about your lifestyle and overall health before recommending the best treatment plan for you.
It’s important to note that people who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot undergo laser hair removal. It would be dangerous for the baby, so the best thing to do is wait until after the baby is born before scheduling your laser hair removal treatment.
How Many Treatments are Needed?
During each laser hair removal treatment, multiple passes are made over the targeted area to remove hair from the roots. Depending on how much hair is on your body and how detailed you want the results to be, four to eight treatments are needed. The number of treatments needed will be discussed during the consultation with your laser hair removal specialist.
It’s important to keep in mind that laser hair removal doesn’t work immediately. You must be patient and wait for the hair to fall out naturally before returning for your next treatment. You’ll notice less hair after your first few treatments, but you may not see the full results until after a few sessions. For the best results, eight sessions will usually be recommended.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
The only way to determine the longevity of the treatment is by examining the skin type and hair color. If you have darker hair, your laser treatment will last longer than someone with light hair. Skin type also plays a role in how long the results will last. People with oily skin tend to see their hair grow back sooner. That said, in most cases, following eight treatments, you can expect to have smooth, hairless skin for many years to come.
Is Laser Hair Removal Treatment Painful?
Laser hair removal is a very quick and painless procedure. In most cases, patients don’t feel anything during the treatment itself. Some people report feeling a slight tingling sensation while others feel nothing at all. It all depends on your pain tolerance, but most people don’t feel a thing.
In order to make the treatment as quick and comfortable as possible, most people undergo a numbing cream or ice treatment before each session. The numbing cream is applied to the targeted area about 30 minutes before the procedure. The ice treatment is a great option for people who don’t like the idea of having cream applied to their skin.
Are There Any Side Effects
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure. However, it may result in some side effects such as skin irritation, redness, swelling, and itching. These side effects usually subside within a few days. If your skin looks worse after the procedure, let your doctor know right away.
If you are allergic to certain metals, tell your doctor before your treatment. They may advise you to take antihistamine medication to reduce itching and swelling. If you have a condition such as diabetes, hemophilia, heart disease, or an autoimmune disease, talk to your doctor before getting treatment. Your doctor may advise you to wait until your condition has stabilized.
How To Prepare for Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Before you have your laser hair removal treatment, there are a few things you should do to prepare your skin. First, you’ll need to shave the area about 24 hours before the treatment. This will ensure there’s nothing but smooth skin for the laser to target.
You can also apply a cream to the treatment area to help with inflammation and redness. But, keep in mind that some creams can interfere with the laser. However, you don’t need to worry about that because your laser hair removal specialist will recommend the best treatment preparation method for you.
Another important thing to do before your treatment is to hydrate. You want your body to be as hydrated and moisturized as possible before undergoing any skin-related procedure. This will help your skin heal faster and prevent any side effects that come with dry skin.
At-Home Care After Your Procedure
As mentioned, there are very few side effects of laser hair removal treatment. However, to speed up the healing process there are a few precautions you should take following each session.
Avoid Sun Exposure: The hair follicles that were targeted during your treatment are also responsible for producing melanin. This means that you should avoid spending too much time in the sun to avoid hyperpigmentation.
Avoid Waxing and Plucking: Drastic grooming methods can cause ingrown hairs, inflammation, and scarring.
Use Hydrating Products: Hair removal is also a form of exfoliation. This means that you should use hydrating products after every shower to avoid dry skin.
Avoid Shaving: Since laser hair removal targets the root of the hair, it’s best to avoid shaving between procedures.
Eat a Healthy Diet: Eating a healthy diet and supplementing with vitamins and minerals can reduce inflammation, promote healing, and prevent infections.
The Morpheus8 DiolazeXL in Culver City, CA
At True Jewel Cosmetic Center, we use the Morpheus8 DiolazeXL system to perform laser hair removal treatments. Morpheus8 DiolazeXL is an FDA-Approved, non-invasive procedure to remove excess body hair. This laser treatment uses targeted light energy to kill the root of the hair. The Morpheus8 DiolazeXL works efficiently on all skin types and hair colors.
That said, it’s important to note that the Morpheus8 DiolazeXL does not penetrate the skin, so it can’t be used for hair removal on areas with dark pigmentation. Additionally, it cannot be used for ingrown hair or scar removal. However, it does treat pigmented, non-pigmented, and tanned skin.
Visit True Jewel Cosmetic Center in Culver City, CA for your next Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser hair removal is a quick and painless procedure that can permanently remove unwanted hair from almost any part of the body. It’s a great option for people with light skin and dark hair because it targets the melanin in the hair follicles, permanently damaging them. Most people require four to eight sessions to see full results. Also, it’s best to wait at least six weeks between treatments to ensure that the skin has enough time to heal.
So, if you are ready to remove that unwanted hair today, then be sure to get in touch with our qualified team of specialists at True Jewel Cosmetic Center.
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