Unwanted hair is a burden that many people deal with. Other methods of hair removal, such as waxing and shaving, not only have to be constantly repeated but can also be painful and cause irritation to the skin. With laser hair removal, you are going to have a treatment that is not only effective but also completely painless! Here at Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL, we can help!
How Many Sessions of Laser Hair Removal Do You Need?
The number of treatment sessions you will need is going to depend on the thickness of your unwanted hair and the pigment or color of it. Those who have thicker, darker hair are likely going to need more sessions than those who have lighter, thinner hair will need. On average, most people find that the unwanted hair does stop returning after about 6-10 treatment sessions!
During your consultation, our professionals may even be able to give you a better estimate of how many sessions you will need after they take a look at the unwanted hair and the area you wish to have treated.
There are a number of areas that can be treated to get rid of unwanted hair once and for all. Below are some of the most popular areas for treatment.
This is probably the most popular treatment area because getting rid of unwanted hair on the legs is likely going to save you more time and money than in other areas. It is also going to ensure that you can be ready to wear whatever you want, whenever you want with total confidence! You can have either the entire leg treated, the tops of the legs or the bottoms.
The Underarm Area
The area under the arms can be sensitive, more so for certain people, so methods of hair removal like shaving will likely cause irritation in this area. This treatment can remove all unwanted hair with no irritation! And, you will never have to worry about painful razor burn again.
The Bikini Region
This area is also pretty sensitive and therefore prone to become irritated after waxing or shaving. This treatment will remove hair in this area to your preferences so you can be confident any time! It will also remove unwanted hair with zero pain!
Some people are self-conscious about hair on their arms, usually on the forearm area. Some people also deal with this concern by shaving the hair which can sometimes cause it to come back thicker and even more of a concern. This treatment will remove any unwanted hair on this area once and for all.
Unwanted hair on the back is probably a concern for more people than you would think. And, let’s face it, getting to that area on your own can sometimes be impossible so it usually means a lot of pricey and painful waxing appointments. This treatment will take care of that unwanted hair for good so that it is never a worry again.
The Upper Lip
This is another very popular treatment area as many people do care about skincare and if there is unwanted hair on their upper lip, that can affect how you are caring for your skin. Waxing this area can be painful and usually results in irritation but this treatment will remove unwanted hair, leaving you left with smooth skin.
If you do have another area where unwanted hair is a concern, please let our staff know. They will be able to tell you if that area or areas can also benefit from this treatment.
How It Works
This treatment does not yank the hair out by the root or remove the visible part of the hair. Actually, it targets the hair follicle itself and by using a highly concentrated laser, heats up the follicle until it removes the pigment. This will essentially kill the hair and stop the hair from returning after the appropriate number of treatment sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most-asked questions about this type of treatment but if you have additional questions please do not hesitate to ask!
1. Does It Hurt?
Not at all. This treatment is completely painless. Many who have had this treatment just describe a bit of heat but it is nothing like waxing where the hair is ripped out by the root. You do not have to be worried about pain when it comes to this treatment.
2. Is This a Safe Treatment Option?
Of course, it is a safe treatment option! Not only is this a tried, tested, and proven treatment but it is also approved by the FDA. You do not have to be concerned about your safety or even the safety of your skin. The entire treatment is perfectly safe.
3. How Long Does a Treatment Session Take?
The amount of time your session will take is going to depend on the area or areas you are having treated. However, on average, most sessions do not last longer than 30-45 minutes! It is not a long treatment process or one that you have to carve out a huge portion of your day to have. It is quick, effective and delivers results!
4. How Do I Get Ready for my Treatment Session?
It is actually recommended that you do nothing to the area or areas you are having treated and simply allow the unwanted hair to grow. This will allow the treatment process to actually be even more effective because it will enable the laser to target the unwanted hair while it is in various stages of regrowth. So, all you need to do is show up for your session and our experts will handle the rest!
5. Can I Have More Than One Area Treated During the Same Session?
Absolutely! This treatment is gentle and safe enough to treat more than one area in the same session. This will also save you time and help you reach your goals more quickly if you do have more than one area in which unwanted hair is a concern of yours. So, you can have the legs and bikini region treated during the same session without worries!
6. Will It Dry Out My Skin?
Not at all! A lot of people even find that their skin is not only smoother after treatment but is also better able to hold in moisture. This is likely because the skin is no longer having to deal with other means of hair removal such as shaving which can irritate and dry out the skin.
7. How Do I Know That This Is Right for Me?
If you are someone who is tired of constantly removing unwanted hair via shaving, waxing or hair removal creams, it is likely that this treatment can help you! It works for most people and if you are still unsure, during your consultation, our staff will be happy to let you know if this is a treatment that will work for you and give you the results you are looking for.
8. Is There Downtime?
No this is not an invasive treatment or a surgical one so there is no need for downtime because there is nothing to recover from. Again, this is a completely painless treatment that simply uses a machine with a laser that heats up the unwanted hair follicle. You do not have to worry about any downtime! So, even if you have a stricter schedule, you can likely fit this in!
9. What if I Have Thicker Hair?
Even if you do have hair that is on the thicker side, that doesn’t mean that this treatment will not work for you. Again, during your consultation, our helpful experts will be able to have a look at the area and determine if this treatment can be helpful for you! There are those with thicker hair that this treatment has been effective on but more sessions may be needed.
Get Rid of Unwanted Hair for Good Today Without Any Pain
If you are tired of removing unwanted hair and never feeling completely confident due to redness or irritation, laser hair removal may be the answer to all of your concerns! The treatment is completely painless, effective and will leave you with smooth skin minus any unwanted hair! And, there is absolutely no downtime needed! Come see us today at Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL where we can make your goals a reality.