Laser hair removal is a technique that is used to get rid of unwanted hair on the body. A laser is directed at the hair follicles under the skin. The laser is used to zap and kill the follicle. Once the follicle dies, the hair will not return. This is a great option for individuals who are tired of removing unwanted hair in other ways, like shaving, tweezing, plucking or waxing.
Even though laser hair removal is used to kill the hair follicles under the skin, it is a semi-permanent, or long-lasting, treatment. The hair on your body goes through different growth cycles. This means that if you come in for laser hair removal treatment today, we are only going to be able to treat the hair follicles that are on your body right now. However, in a couple of weeks, you are going to have other hair follicles that will need to be treated using laser hair removal. Many of our patients need to come in for at least three or more laser hair removal treatments in order to get the best results. These treatments are usually scheduled at least a couple of weeks apart.
It is important for all potential laser hair removal candidates to understand that they are not going to see immediate results. After the first treatment, they will definitely have less hair in the area that was treated. However, it is usually not until at least two or three months later that they are able to experience the full results that come from the hair removal treatment.
That being said, the really great thing about this treatment is that you are going to be able to enjoy the results for a long time. Some individuals do not need to come back to our office for several years in order to get another treatment. While a little bit of regrowth is quite possible, most people notice that if any hair does grow back in the next few years, it is usually lighter and thinner. They do not have as much hair as they did in the past.
Something else that a person should know is that there are better candidates for this treatment than others. Since the laser light is directed at the hair follicle, it is often best if a person has lighter skin and darker hair. However, this does not mean that other individuals who have different skin and hair combinations will not be able to get great results.
The best way for you to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure is to schedule a consultation at The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery. We will help you see if laser hair removal is right for you. If so, you will be able to enjoy smooth skin that is free of hair. You will no longer have to spend tons of time plucking, shaving or waxing and you will definitely not have to keep forking over tons of money for these hair removal options.
The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery has two locations for your convenience in Celebration and Altamonte Springs. If you are ready to stop spending money on other hair removal options and live life hair-free, contact us today to schedule your consultation!