Laser hair removal is becoming more and more popular in Annapolis and other cities across the United States. There are several reasons this treatment is becoming more popular, including the fact that it delivers semi-permanent results, adds convenience to a person’s life, and does not leave a person with irritated skin. If you are thinking about having these treatments performed in areas on your body in which you have unwanted hair, it is good to take the time to learn about how the treatment is performed and to make a balanced decision.
Learn How the Treatment is Performed
When a laser is used to get rid of unwanted hair, the goal is for pigment in the hair to absorb the laser energy. As it is absorbed, it will create heat. The heat will reach the hair follicle, which will basically destroy the follicle. When the follicles in certain areas of the body are destroyed, they will not be able to produce hair. Of course, there are different things that can trigger new hair growth, like hormonal changes. However, the hair follicles that are treated at the moment and are going through an active growth phase will not be able to produce more hair.
Many people are surprised to learn that that the hair on the body goes through different growth and resting cycles. This is why it is necessary to have follow-up treatments in order to get good long-term results. In most cases, it is recommended that a person schedule their appointments anywhere from four to six weeks apart. Most people need to have at least five or six sessions in order to get the best results. Knowing the time frame that it takes to get rid of unwanted hair will help you feel more satisfied with your treatments. Realistically, the entire process to get rid of unwanted hair will take six months or more.
When hair in a specific area is resting, the energy from the laser may not be able to generate enough heat in order to destroy the hair follicle. The more treatments you receive, the more likely it is that you will be able to completely get rid of unwanted hair in a specific area.
In order to get the best results, you need to work with a doctor who has received the right type of training and has experience performing laser hair removal treatments. Make sure that you take the time to do your research and that you feel satisfied with the answers that you receive when interviewing doctors. We would be happy to schedule a consultation where you could come in and meet our doctor. We would be happy to tell you about the many treatments we have provided and show you how many of our Annapolis clients have felt completely satisfied with their treatments.
Say Hello to a More Convenient Life
As you are determining if this treatment is right for you, it is good to think about how your life is going to be so much more convenient after you receive the recommended amount of treatments. One thing that you could consider is the amount of time that you are going to save. If you spend a lot of your time removing unwanted hair when you get ready for work or other activities every day, just think about how much more time you will have for other important activities. Or think about the freedom that you will be able to enjoy when you no longer have to wonder if you shaved or have to plan to go home and shave before you accept an invitation.
For example, let’s just say that your friends invite you out after work. You would love to be able to put on a skirt and enjoy a night out on the town with your friends, but in the back of your mind you are wondering if you need to shave. Or you would love to throw on a tank top, but you need to go home and shave first. After you have these treatments performed, you will no longer need to worry about wearing shorts, a swimsuit, or other clothing that reveals areas where you now have unwanted hair. Your skin will always be smooth and soft.
Do you often deal with skin irritation or ingrown hairs after shaving with a razor? This leaves an individual with skin that is red, uncomfortable, and unattractive. Many people are trapped in this vicious cycle where they get rid of unwanted hair with a razor, they deal with skin irritation, they let the irritation heal, the hair grows out, and they need to start the entire process all over again. They are constantly dealing with unwanted hair or irritated skin.
When you have our treatments performed, cooling devices are used in order to keep your skin as comfortable as possible during the treatment. You will feel some of the pulses of energy during the treatment. However, this is well tolerated by our clients. You may have a bit of tenderness in the area where the treatment was done. This will go away after just a couple of hours or a day. After this immediate tenderness, you are never going to have to worry about the skin irritation that comes with shaving or waxing. No more ingrown hairs. No more rashes. No more unwanted hair growth.
You may be wondering which part of your body you can treat with a laser. The treatments are extremely versatile and are customized in order to fit the needs of each client. The laser treatment can be used on almost any part of the body. The only area where it is not recommended to use is around the eyes. It is just too risky to use a laser in this area. So you can pretty much have the treatment performed on almost any part of your body with the exception of treating your eyebrows or eyelashes.
We often see that men and women treat areas of their body that are particularly sensitive to shaving. For example, some women have armpits that are very sensitive. They may not mind shaving their legs with the razor, but every time they shave their armpits, they are left with red bumps, cuts, and even infections. In a situation like this, a woman would benefit from having the hair in her armpits treated. What we have seen time and again is that after clients have a small part of their body treated, like their underarms, they feel so satisfied with the results that they return later to have a larger part of their body treated, like their legs. You can have multiple areas treated during the same session. So you may decide to have your legs, underarms, and upper lip treated every time you come in for the recommended five to six treatment sessions.
Men have been getting fantastic results with laser hair removal. Men often have this treatment performed on areas where they have embarrassing hair growth. For example, many men do not like the fact that hair grows on their backs. This hair can be difficult to shave and painful to wax. So a man may decide to have the laser treatment done in areas where he has embarrassing hair growth. Or a man may have the treatment performed in an area that is especially sensitive, like his neck. Some men have to shave on a daily basis but have very sensitive skin. They are also trapped in the cycle where they shave their face and neck each day but always have ingrown hairs, a rash, and other skin sensitivities. In a circumstance like this, a man may decide to have certain areas of his neck or face treated in order to reduce hair growth to prevent irritation.
Determining if This Treatment is Right for You
It is good for you to think seriously about your decision to have laser hair removal performed. One factor to consider is the amount of waste produced with single-use razors and other manual forms of hair removal. Think about the amount of waste that you produce purchasing the above-mentioned items. After you go through our treatments, you will definitely be lowering your carbon footprint. You will no longer be adding as much to the problem of growing landfills.
It is good to think about if you have the time that is needed to dedicate to these laser treatments. As we mentioned above, you will need to visit our office at least five or six times. You need to be sure that you have the time to visit our office in order to have your follow-up treatments. This is the only way to get good long-term results.
There are some things that you will want to take into consideration when determining the best time for you to start your treatment. While we would be happy to schedule treatments for you at any time of the year, we have found out our clients usually get good results when starting their treatments during the fall months. One benefit to having the treatments done at this time is that you will be able to more easily avoid exposure to the sun. In order to qualify as a candidate for this treatment, you have to have skin that is free of a tan, even a fake one. You will need to avoid exposure to the sun before and during your treatments.
You may want to schedule these treatments before an important event. For example, if you are going to be getting married, you may want to have your complete amount of treatments done before your wedding day. Make sure to think about this as you plan your special day. Or, if you are going to be going on an international trip that will last several months, you may want to schedule your appointments after you return. Just think about the timing of your treatments in order to make sure that you will be able to have all of the follow-up treatments that are necessary.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
We would love to visit with you and tell you about your candidacy for laser hair removal. To learn more about how this revolutionary procedure could benefit you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with O’Donnell Vein and Laser. At our convenient locations in Annapolis and Easton, our caring and knowledgeable team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!