Whether it is your legs, chest, back, underarms or bikini line, it could be smooth as baby skin and hair-free sooner than you may think if you act now. Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic treatment for men and women in the U.S. because it permanently reduces unwanted hair. You may never need to wax, shave or pluck again, depending on the situation. If and when a few hairs grow back, they will be weak and pale and can be removed with a maintenance treatment.

Laser hair removal is not a complicated treatment. There are several kinds of lasers that can be used, but they all destroy the hair follicles in the same way. If you just want some stubborn hairs removed from your upper lip or chin, it may take minutes. If you want a larger area cleared, such as the back, legs or chest, it may take an hour. Laser hair removal is safe of almost any part of the body.

It is generally required to have multiple treatments. Hair grows in stages starting with the dormant stage and then the growth stage and the falling out stage. Laser hair removal only works during the growth stage, which is why you need to wait for a set amount of time between treatments. After the last treatment, you may have smooth skin and never need to worry about waxing or shaving before you go to the beach or wear shorts, sleeveless tops or swimwear.

A few years ago, before the laser technology improved, laser hair removal was only effective on dark hair and lighter skin shades. Today, this is not always the case. There are lasers that can remove hair from many different skin tones.

Before your treatment date, which may be set when you have a consultation with our specialist, you should not pluck, wax or get electrolysis to remove hair. This is because these methods remove the follicle, which is needed for laser hair removal. You can shave, however, because it doesn’t affect the follicle.

How long the results you desire will last depends on the number of treatments you need and the area of the body being treated. You can learn more about laser hair removal when you talk to our specialist at The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill in Salem. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!