With silky, soft skin so important these days, many are concerned with stubble or peach fuzz in areas that should be smooth. With fashions what they are these days, women and men want to feel confident about their skin appearance. And because we are often our harshest critics because looking our best helps us feel our best, your confidence may depend on how good you feel about your skin.
Hair removal is becoming more and more popular, especially for women. Yet shaving and plucking and waxing can leave your skin irritated and red. That’s why laser hair removal is the optimal treatment for many women in Santa Barbara.
What to Know About Laser Hair Removal
Laser technologies are becoming increasingly valuable within aesthetic medicine. As its name suggests, laser hair removal removes unwanted hair from areas where you prefer smooth and soft skin. Different laser types can be used for this purpose, but they operate similarly. During the procedure, your skin is subjected to laser pulses which last for a fraction of a second. As the process continues, laser heat destroys hair follicles, hindering their ability to grow.
Here are the most sought-after benefits of laser hair removal:
Laser hair removal is effective?
When laser hair removal is administered correctly, it can have significant and long-lasting improvements on your skin. Each individual responds differently, but most see an 80 to 90% reduction of unwanted hair after repeated sessions. A minimum of three treatments with four to six-week intervals are typically suggested for optimal results. However, some require as many as six treatments for permanent hair removal. Each session takes only about an hour. Still, the recommended gaps in time between sessions need you to start your laser hair removal regimen as late as the early fall to achieve permanent results by the holidays this year.
Laser hair removal is safe?
You may hesitate to undergo laser hair removal because you feel unsafe or intolerable. Nothing could be further from the truth. Laser hair removal treatments are FDA-approved—the risk of side effects and complications are relatively low, with common side effects including mild skin irritation, temporary discomfort, and swelling after the procedure. And the best part is that most patients find the entire process worth the outstanding results.
Less body hair means more confidence
As we age, the unwanted body seems to sprout everywhere. For men, it’s on the back and neck. Women struggle with it on their legs, underarms, and bikini areas. And though clothing may hide it, you still know it’s there and keeps you feeling the best about yourself. Laser hair removal can address this issue permanently.
Add up the times you shave, wax, or pluck hair from your legs, under your arms, and the meticulous bikini area, and what do you get? Figure five to ten minutes per session (conservatively), and you’re looking at over forty hours a year.
And you won’t be rushing to get ready where accidents can happen with cuts and blood and unsightly rashes. Laser hair removal will eliminate those hassles with only a few quick and convenient sessions.
Add the expense of razors and lotions and creams and you’d be surprised how much you spend (or have spent) over the years. At our best estimates, the next thirty years will cost you somewhere in the $10K neighborhood. A fraction of that could be spent on laser hair removal.
Get Rid of Unwanted Hair for Good
If you’re looking for a way to boost your confidence, laser hair removal is a beneficial solution to your bodily hair woes. At Sara Yegiyants Plastic Surgery and Skin Spa, we employ the light-based hair removal technology Icon Laser. This light-based technology emits gentle energy pulses into targeted skin and heats the hair follicles responsible for growth. It offers:
- Fast sessions
- Long-term results
- Great for treating large body areas
- Comfortable treatment with no downtime
Contact us today to learn more about laser hair removal and other cosmetic skin treatments.