Remove Unwanted Hair in SLC, Utah
Hair in some areas may be mildly irritating or down right embarrassing. Getting rid of unwanted hair may be the best thing you ever do. Thanks to laser hair removal at Envision Cosmetic Surgery, you can get rid of hair permanently.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a process of destroying the hair follicles permanently using the heat generated by a laser. In laser hair removal, highly concentrated laser light is directed at the hair follicles. The light penetrates the skin and destroys the root, stopping hair growth. Multiple treatments are necessary since hair grows in cycles and not all follicles are active at once. Say good bye to shaving, waxing, or tweezing.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
The obvious benefit is being hair-free. Tired of shaving your armpits, no problem. How about “prepping” for the pool. Never do it again. The treatment is precise and quick. The laser only targets dark hair and not the surrounding skin. The laser is able to target many hairs at the same time as well. Patients at Envision Cosmetic Surgery routinely express their satisfaction with laser hair removal and their surprise at how affordable it is.
How can I prepare for laser hair removal?
To achieve optimal results from the treatment, you should avoid sun exposure a few weeks before your appointment, as tanned skin reduces the effectiveness of the procedure. Excessively long hair can reduce the effectiveness also. Patients should shave the day of or the day before their procedure.
What can I expect on the day of my laser hair removal appointment?
Our laser technician will assess your skin type and make the necessary adjustments to the laser. Areas to be treated are sometimes treated with cold packs or topicals. You’ll wear protective eye wear during treatments. The laser treats an area about the size of a nickel. Each spot treated needs to overlap the one next to it slightly. Treating large areas can take time.
Will there be any pain during laser hair removal?
Lasers generate heat. Cool blowing air removes heat improving comfort. Areas with high concentrations of hair are felt more. You will sense the laser pulses, though most patients say there is only slight discomfort. Following the procedure, your skin may feel like it is sunburned for a couple of hours. Cream and cool compresses help the skin after treatment.
When will I see results?
Results are seen immediately. Hair growth ceases for a period of three to six weeks. When the next cycle of hair begins, new growth is seen. After three treatments, an noted reduction in hair concentration will be evident. Following six to eight treatments, hair growth should be gone. We continue to have new hair follicles develop as we age. Occasional touch-up treatments may be needed. Hair free really is freedom.
How many treatments are necessary for laser hair removal?
Five to eight treatments are usually necessary to get an area essentially hair free. Hair grows in cycles. The laser only works on active hair follicles. Not all follicles are active at any one time. The average hair follicle cycle is six weeks which is why your treatments will be spaced out about that far apart.
Meet with a laser hair technician. Clearer, healthier looking skin is possible with simple laser treatments.
For additional information about any of our treatments please come and see us at Envision Cosmetic Surgery.