Get a Summer Bod with Laser Hair Removal
Is your body ready for summer? While you’re hitting the gym and getting your summer shape up to par, don’t forget the other aspects that make a body beautiful. Have you considered laser hair removal? This procedure gives you smooth, hairless skin so you can ditch the razor for a hassle-free summer.
What is laser hair removal? This medical procedure removes unwanted hair using a concentrated beam of light, giving you a safe and effective procedure with no downtime. Laser hair removal can be used on several different parts of the body, including the legs, back, arms, underarms, face, chest, and intimate areas. Here’s how it works:
• Before the treatment, the targeted areas will be washed so that there will be no lingering oil, dirt, or lotion.
• You’ll be positioned in the direct path of the laser, and the energy from the laser will destroy the hair follicle at the root.
• You’ll be able to go about your day immediately, but you should avoid strenuous exercise and direct exposure to sunlight for at least 24 hours. There may be mild redness, but any irritation in the area can be soothed with anti-inflammatory creams or ice packs.
• Typically, it takes 4-5 sessions every 5-6 weeks to achieve the best results.
During this process, the laser emits a light, and the pigment (melanin) in the hair absorbs it. The follicles, tube-shaped sacs in the skin that produce hairs, are damaged by this light energy, which is converted into heat. The damage caused by the laser stops or delays future hair growth. This doesn’t usually result in permanent hair removal, but it can effectively delay hair growth for a long period of time.
Laser hair removal is suitable for most patients, but because the procedure targets melanin, it works best on people with higher contrast between their skin and hair. The best candidates, therefore, are those with lighter skin and darker hair. In addition to skin irritation, it can darken or lighten the affected skin, either temporarily or permanently. Sometimes these changes in pigment can affect people with darker skin, as well as those who don’t avoid sun exposure before and after the treatment.
Lasers for hair removal are available for use at home. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) categorizes these devices as cosmetic, not medical, so there’s not a high level of scrutiny regarding their safety. Professional devices are safer and more effective.
When you’re ready for your summer bod, come to Titan Medical Aesthetics for effective treatment s for the face, skin, and body. Led by double board-certified physician Dr. Guy Navarra, our team is committed to providing an attentive and personalized medical experience for each patient. We work hard to ensure that each of our valued patients are heard and understood, and we help them meet a wide range of aesthetic goals, from anti-aging to figure-slimming. Call 978.355.7343 or contact us for a consultation.