Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal eliminates the bothersome need to keep waxing, plucking, and shaving unwanted hair. For a more permanent hair removal solution, patients can come to Covet Med Spa for laser hair removal treatment.
What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective solution to removing unwanted body hair. Using a controlled laser beam, the light can be targeted at the hair follicle where the pigment then absorbs the light and the hair is destroyed. Hair can be removal from virtually any part of the body including the face, neck, arms, underarms, legs, stomach, and bikini line.
Who is a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Both men and women who are bothered by body hair can benefit from laser hair removal. Laser hair removal can be used on all skin and hair types and colors, however, some individuals will find more effective results than others. Because the laser targets pigment in the hair, those with more pigment will see more effective results. black and brown hair is easiest to treat, while blond hair will take a few more treatment sessions.
What to expect during Laser Hair Removal

Before receiving laser hair removal, you should avoid waxing and plucking for about six weeks. You will need the hair follicle intact because this is what will be targeted during removal treatment. You should also avoid too much sun exposure which can make your skin more sensitive during treatment and the laser less effective.

Your aesthetician in Royal Oak will begin treatment by trimming the hair just above the surface of the skin. They will then apply a cool gel to protect your skin, and you might wear eye protection if the laser will be directed at or near your face. Next, your aesthetician will select the appropriate laser settings for your hair type and color. The laser will then be used in a grid like pattern, zapping small sections of hair at a time. Because only some of our hair is in its active growth phase at a time, several spaced out sessions are required for full treatment.

Recovery and Results

After laser hair removal, the area that was treated might be red and feel like a sunburn. A cool compress and keeping the area moisturized can help ease any discomfort. The sun can cause temporary changes to the color of the skin that was treated, so wear an effective sunscreen for the month following treatment. Over the next few weeks, the treated hair will fall out. For complete hair removal, it is recommended to attend several follow up sessions every 4-6 weeks for a total of 4-6 treatments.

To learn more about laser hair removal or to schedule an appointment, contact the Covet Med Spa today!

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