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What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Treatment? September 2023

Updated: August 2, 2022

What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Treatment? 

Hair removal is one of the most common beauty treatments. Laser hair removal treatment is a fast way to remove unwanted hair even on coarse hair types. However, it can be costly and time-consuming. If you’re considering undergoing a laser hair removal treatment for the first time or have been going to a professional for years, you might be wondering just what are the benefits of laser hair removal treatment.

About Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser hair removal treatment is a procedure in which laser light targets and removes hair follicles from the skin. The laser light reduces or eliminates the growth of new hair on a treated area. Laser hair removal treatment isn’t permanent, but it can be long-lasting if done correctly.

When you start laser hair removal treatment, expect to have 6 to 8 sessions depending on your skin tone and how fast your body metabolizes the melanin that determines skin color. Your skin must also be dark enough for an effective laser treatment. In general, people with lighter skin require more treatments than those with darker complexions because darker skins absorb more energy when lasers are used to destroy hairs in the skin.

Skin must also be light enough to see the laser’s effect on the hair follicles and the surrounding tissue during treatment. Skin tone has to be compatible with a particular wavelength of light used in laser hair removal treatment, so consult your dermatologist or aesthetician about this before proceeding with any treatments. 

Typically, each session lasts 15 minutes or less, and you’ll probably feel some discomfort as laser pulses hit your skin and its heat penetrates deep into the tissues. Your professional may apply a topical anesthetic cream to reduce areas where multiple lasers will be used. Also, cold air is often circulated onto the skin to keep it cool during treatments for added comfort. You can go home right after your laser hair removal treatment session as long as your professional flips the laser “off” switch while removing the tip of the device from your skin.

The Right Candidates for Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser hair removal treatment is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair. If you’ve been waxing or tweezing hair yourself, have coarse hair on most parts of your body, light skin color, and dark hair, then you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal treatment. However, it’s not the best option for everyone. People with medical and skin conditions that increase the risk of complications or adverse reactions to laser hair removal treatment are not good candidates for the procedure. 

The Right Professional for Laser Hair Removal Treatment

You can have laser hair removal treatment done by your doctor, dermatologist, or qualified aesthetician. Ensure that the operator has experience doing this type of procedure since some procedures are more complex than others. For example, removing fine hairs on small areas is simpler than treating large areas like the back or legs.

While any professional can do laser hair removal treatment, ensure that your skin is ready before starting the procedure. Skin must heal fully following a previous laser hair removal treatment, so you may have to wait months between treatments. Also, make sure that your professional isn’t trying to upsell you on their most expensive services. Laser hair removal treatment is a procedure, not a spa facial, after all, so don’t let anyone try to sell you anything but the actual basic service that comes with agreed-upon pricing.

The Advantages of Laser Hair Removal

There are many benefits when you undergo laser hair removal treatment. Here are a few of the main ones to consider:

  1. Offers Quick Results

Laser hair removal treatment is one of the fastest ways to remove unwanted hair. However, laser hair removal is a much quicker solution compared to shaving or waxing. Like any other beauty treatment, laser hair removal involves a series of sessions to obtain the desired results. 

  1. Has Minimal Side Effects

Unwanted side effects come with shaving and waxing because these methods involve using sharp blades close to the skin. As a result, you might cut yourself or suffer from irritation. Laser hair removal treatment is completely safe because it’s performed by trained professionals who know the proper technique to be used. Also, unlike waxing and shaving, laser hair removal treatment is free of harmful side effects. The laser targets melanin, so it’s effective in inhibiting regrowth without causing skin irritation or burning the skin. Laser hair removal treatment also doesn’t cause bumps or rashes on the skin.

  1. Can Be Used on Most Body Parts

Laser hair removal can treat most areas of the body. This effective hair removal treatment is not limited to just the face and bikini area—lasers can also target your underarms, legs, and whole body! You can undergo laser hair removal on the upper lip, cheeks, chin area, back, legs, arms, and bikini lines. You can even undergo laser hair removal treatment on your chest, especially if you are a man. 

You can use laser hair removal treatments on any part of the body with excess hairs, especially if you want smooth skin without having to shave or wax in between sessions. The technician will recommend a course of treatments depending on your personal needs and preferences, so consider all of your options before making an appointment.

  1. Can Be Used on All Types of Skin

Laser hair removal works well on all skin tones and hair colors because the lasers target melanin which can be found in all kinds of hair follicles regardless of color or type. It doesn’t matter if you have dark skin and light hair or blonde skin and dark hair—laser hair removal treatment will inhibit regrowth without causing irritation or pain.

  1. Removes a Variety of Hair

Laser hair removal treatment can be used on all types of hair. There is no need to wait for the hair to be in a certain stage. The laser targets melanin, which can be found in any part of the body that has hair, regardless of its color or type. Therefore this treatment is perfect for women with thick black hair. It’s also the best solution for removing light blonde, white, or red hair from men and women.

  1. Has Long-Lasting Results

As long as you maintain your regular laser hair removal treatment sessions, you can continue to enjoy smooth skin without having to shave or wax. However, the results will differ depending on hair color and skin tone. For instance, darker-skinned people might need more sessions to get rid of lighter hair, while light-skinned people might find it easier to remove dark hair with fewer treatments.

  1. Affordable

Laser hair removal is a cost-effective solution for inhibiting the regrowth of stray hairs! You’ll enjoy smooth skin over several courses of treatment without having to worry about bumpy regrowth or irritating shaving and waxing in between each session. Laser treatments are significantly cheaper than electrolysis or threading for removing individual hairs. It’s also less expensive than waxing for removing larger areas of unwanted hair.

Just like other treatments, laser hair removal varies in price. However, the expense is much less than the cost of purchasing razors or waxing kits regularly. You can even opt for special promotions to save money on your first session. Depending on your needs, laser hair removal might range anywhere from $200 to up to $1,000 per session. This includes specific areas that are smaller or larger, such as half arms/full arms, bikini line/bikini only, face only/facials included, etc. With so many benefits to enjoy, laser hair removal treatment offers an excellent return on investment every time you visit the salon!

  1. Safe and Only Causes Minimal Pain

Laser hair removal treatment is one of the safest ways to remove unwanted hair. Unlike waxing, laser hair removal does not involve tearing away skin or irritating the skin with sharp blades. Removing hair with lasers is safe and comfortable because it targets melanin found in all hair types, regardless of color.

  1. Adds Smoothness to Your Skin and Works Well on Coarse Hair

Because laser hair removal treatment doesn’t require shaving or waxing in between sessions, your skin remains smooth for a more extended period. This reduces ingrown hairs and irritation caused by stray hairs left behind after shaving or waxing. Also, unlike shaving or waxing, which causes hair to grow coarse and thick, laser hair removal treatment inhibits regrowth by destroying the hair follicle. Therefore it works on coarse hair as well as fine hair.

  1. A Quick and Easy Procedure

Laser hair removal treatment is a quick, easy, and affordable process. The treatment lasts only a few minutes as the technician targets your skin with the laser device to destroy the hair follicles underneath your skin. You can undergo laser hair removal treatments in an hour or less. Depending on the technician’s experience level, some may be more adept at performing specific laser treatments than others, so you can consult the medical spa to see which procedures are offered before booking an appointment.

Final Thoughts

By now, you probably understand just how beneficial laser hair removal treatment can be for you! Laser hair removal treatment is an effective way to inhibit the regrowth of unwanted hairs for as long as you maintain your regular appointments. Eliminate your unwanted hair quickly and safely with laser hair removal treatment by visiting a professional. 

If you want to learn even more about this hair removal method, feel free to contact ELLEMES™ Medical Spa; we provide esthetician services, including Laser Hair Removal in Atlanta, Georgia. Just give us a call at (470) 222-6581 and schedule your appointment. Also, check out our website for more details. See you soon!

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Staff Spotlight

Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa