Whether you’re getting ready for your wedding day or just want to simplify your life while looking your absolute best, it’s time to consider laser hair removal. It doesn’t just temporarily shave off or pluck out hairs; it removes them. Permanently.
But will you really never have to shave or pluck again? It sounds too good to be true. So, is it?
At Invigorate Asheville, Linda Dula, DO, a regenerative medicine specialist, wants you to live your best life possible. That’s why we offer a full range of life-enhancing, health-boosting, anti-aging, and aesthetic therapies. At our office in Asheville, North Carolina, we also offer laser hair removal.
How effective is laser hair removal? Read on to find out.
How laser hair removal works
At this point, you’re pretty comfortable with painstakingly shaving your leg and facial hair with a razor or using hot wax to rip hairs out at the roots. Or, you like the ease of a depilatory. Sometimes it’s hard to let go of those familiar methods and switch to a high-tech option.
However, if you want to control your unwanted body hair, lasers are the best way to go. Laser hair removal delivers pulses of high-intensity light deep into your hair follicles. The heat damages the follicles, so they can’t hold or regrow hair.
We customize your treatment based on the location, thickness, and color of your hair to avoid discomfort and target your hair more effectively. Even better, laser hair removal treats virtually anywhere your razor or wax strips treat, including your bikini line, arms, underarms, legs, eyebrows, upper lip, and chin.
Send shaving to the past
Many of our patients enjoy hair-free skin after 3-7 hair removal sessions. Our lasers penetrate deep into the hair follicle to disrupt the hair growth process. The damage in the follicle then prevents hairs from growing back.
In contrast, traditional removal methods that cut or rip out hairs allow new hairs to grow back in a matter of days. Typically, we schedule each session about 4-6 weeks apart, which means you could be hair-free within the year.
Getting the permanent results you’re looking for takes a few rounds. However, you can rest assured that your hair will grow back thinner and finer even after your first session. We also recommend touch-up treatments every 6-12 months.
Get ready to rest
Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal is effortless and virtually pain-free. During your procedure, you recline comfortably and wear light-blocking glasses to protect your eyes. We carefully trim down your hair to give us easier access to the roots. Then, we press the handheld wand against your skin and pulse the laser on and off.
Most women and men feel a mild warming or snapping sensation on their skin. However, the pain isn’t any worse than being snapped with a rubber band. Depending on the size of the treatment area, you could get laser hair removal in as little as 10 minutes. Once your procedure’s over, you can get right back to your regular routine.
Side effects? They’re mild and easy to manage. At most, you may experience some redness or swelling for the first few hours. You can find relief by applying a cold compress to the treatment area and wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothes to allow the area to breathe.
Prepare to be smooth
Laser hair removal doesn’t require a lot of pep time. However, there are a few things you can do to make your appointment go as smoothly as possible. We recommend that you:
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Refrain from using skin-darkening or -lightening creams
- Don’t wax, pluck, or otherwise disturb hair follicles
- Avoid blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin
Please also do not shave before your appointment. We take care of all the prep work when you get to our office, so come as you are.
Trade in your razor for more leisure by booking laser hair removal today. Call or text our friendly staff at 828-237-1511 or reach out via the online message form.