Could flawless, fuzz-free skin be in your future this holiday season? Laser hair removal has been a growing trend over the last decade as a way to ditch the razor and waxing appointments for good. It’s become one of the most common aesthetic procedures in the country. Before you take the plunge into the smooth world of laser hair removal, you probably have some questions. Let’s answer some of the most-asked questions about the laser hair removal process.
How does it work?
Highly concentrated light beams are sent into the hair follicle. They are heated up to the point that the hair at the follicle is destroyed, keeping it from growing back. The energy for the light is absorbed by pigment—or melanin—in the follicle, which is why the treatment works best on people with dark hair and lighter skin.
While the procedure doesn’t necessarily hurt, you may experience some mild discomfort in the treated areas. The discomfort may also depend upon the location of your treatment, and most people liken the sensation to a rubber band quickly snapping against your skin. The most common locations include legs, armpits, bikini line, upper lip and chin. After the treatment, the affected area will likely be red and tender, similar to a sunburn.
Although one session of laser hair removal may stunt the growth of hair for a long period of time, you will need multiple sessions in order for it to be permanent. Most patients average between 5 and 10 sessions for the desired effects, but others may need additional touch-ups to achieve the lasting smooth and silky skin they want.
Where should I get the procedure done?
While there are plenty of deals and specials out there to get laser hair removal today, we recommend going with a reputable doctor who has done the procedure many times. The specialists at HZ plastic surgery offer laser hair removal sessions as a wonderful non-invasive service for achieving that smooth skin.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of one session of laser hair removal is around $230. The overall cost depends on the size of the area, the number of sessions needed, the region in which you live and the type of specialist you visit.
If laser hair removal still sounds like something you’d like to do, call HZ Plastic Surgery today and schedule your consult.