If you have unwanted facial or body hair that makes you feel self-conscious or you have dark hair and light skin and are looking for an alternative to waxing, electrolysis, shaving, and bleaching, laser hair removal may be right for you.
It is a fast, precise hair removal procedure that gives minimal discomfort to the patient. The side effects are minimal, the results are long-lasting, and it does not leave any scar behind. Ultimately it saves time, energy and money for the patient.
Laser hair removal involves several steps. Body area is cleaned. You are given protective glasses or goggles to wear during the procedure. Your skin is treated with the laser. It might feel like a series of stings. Some people describe it as a rubber band snapping against their skin. Your procedure might take a few minutes or up to an hour. It depends on the size of the area that is being treated. You might smell smoke and burning hair. This is normal, and is the hair burning away from the laser’s heat.
Laser hair removal is usually safe and effective for most people. Only an experienced healthcare provider should perform the procedure.