You’ve heard about laser hair removal, but perhaps the word “laser” makes you feel uneasy about looking into permanent ways to eliminate your hair follicles.
However, the lasers used for hair removal have been used since the early ’90s with no significant side effects.
Our specialist at Mind Body Infusion, Dr. Yuvraj Grewal, provides laser hair treatments for his patients in Santa Clarita, California. To help you out, we asked Dr. Grewal about how laser technology works and why it’s worth looking into if you want to achieve smooth skin with no effort on your end.
How lasers destroy hair follicles without damaging the surrounding tissues
The laser technology used to remove hair follicles targets the pigment in the hair follicles. You may feel some discomfort on your skin, but most of the energy is concentrated on the root of your hairs, which are exposed to short bursts of heat. If your skin is more sensitive, you can ask Dr. Grewal to apply a topical anesthetic.
For best results, you may need between four and six sessions. It’s recommended to wait for at least four to five weeks between each session so you won’t experience skin sensitivities.
After the full treatment, some people may need maintenance sessions. To prevent hair follicles from regenerating after a full round of treatments, you may need one or two maintenance sessions per year.
Laser hair removal recovery
The treatments are done on an outpatient basis, and you may return to your daily activities soon after leaving our office.
Dr. Grewal recommends you avoid sunbathing in the days following the treatments and avoid using skincare products that irritate the skin. Hot baths may also make your skin feel tight and sensitive following the treatments.
Stop spending money on hair removal methods with subpar results
Laser hair removal treatments may seem more expensive at first glance. However, when you add up all the time spent removing hair at home and all the money spent on wax strips, razors, and shaving creams throughout a lifetime, the cost of a few hair removal treatments pales in comparison.
Also, the results provided by traditional treatments are often subpar. People often develop irritated skin or ingrown hairs that can get infected. With the help of laser technology, you can enjoy smooth, hair-free skin at all times, without having to worry about all of the skin issues associated with using sharp blades and wax strips.
If you want to find out whether you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal treatments, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our specialists will answer all of your questions with regards to the best course of action for your skin type.
Dr. Yuvraj Grewal, MD, pioneers holistic wellness at Mind Body Infusion Med Spa, Santa Clarita. Evidence-based, customized treatments rejuvenate mind and body, from vitamin infusions to headache relief and digestive balance.