Getting rid of unwanted hair is an unending process. Shaving, waxing, tweezing, and using expensive creams can become a chore and also has setbacks such as skin irritation. Don’t you wish there was a better way? Luckily there is! With laser hair removal, you don’t have to waste a ton of time and energy to get rid of unwanted hair. Here at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we can help!
How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Do You Need?
This is going to vary from person to person depending on the thickness and pigment of the hair itself. But, on average, most people need around 7 sessions to be fully satisfied with their results. Touchups can also be performed to ensure that you are getting the maximum benefit of this type of treatment which means no unwanted hair!
However, the number of sessions you will need may vary. While one person may find they are completely free of unwanted hair after only 5 treatments, some people with thicker hair may need as many as 10. During your initial consultation, our experts will be better able to give you an idea of how many treatments you are going to need to be completely free of any unwanted hair.
What to Expect During Treatment
After your initial consultation, you will come in for treatment into the office. The hair removal device will be applied directly to the area you wish to be rid of unwanted hair. The concentrated laser targets only the hair follicle itself, essentially destroying the pigment and stopping the cycle of hair regrowth in its tracks.
The device will be applied, for a time to the area or areas you wish to have treated by one of our experts until all of those hair follicles are properly targetted. Then, that’s it! Your session will be complete and you are free to go on about your day as you normally would. There is absolutely no downtime when it comes to this type of treatment.
Being rid of unwanted hair has more benefits than simply being rid of the hair itself. Over time, having this type of treatment is going to save you not only time but also money. There are also even more benefits you may not have thought of.
No More Razor Burn, or Irritation
With waxing, shaving, tweezing, plucking, or even using creams that remove unwanted hair, you are likely going to experience some type of irritation at one time or another whether it be redness, skin irritation, or razor burn. These are not pleasant things to experience. With this type of treatment, you will no longer have to suffer through the pain of razor burn or skin irritation!
After ridding yourself of any and all unwanted hair, you can go to the pool or the beach with confidence. You will no longer have to worry about taking the time to get rid of that unwanted hair.
Saving Time and Money
The cost of removing unwanted hair adds up. The time does as well. Buying razors to shave, investing in waxing treatments, and using creams all adds up to time lost and money spent. With this type of treatment, you will save both time and money, in the long run, giving you more time to do the things you love without having to worry about unwanted hair.
The Areas That Can Be Treated
This type of treatment is safe enough to be used on most areas where unwanted hair can be a problem. The legs, under the arms, the chin area, the upper lip area, and the bikini area are the most commonly treated. However, if you do have hair in other places you would rather not, be sure to bring that up during your initial consultation.
Areas like the arms and the back can also be treated. Wherever you have hair that you would rather not can likely benefit from this type of treatment. Just be sure to bring up all the areas during your consultation and our experts will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the most out of each one of your sessions!
How It Works
This type of treatment works by targeting the hair follicle itself. A concentrated laser is used to essentially attack the pigment in those unwanted hairs, stopping the cycle of regrowth in its tracks. The laser removes the pigment in the hair and kills it quickly and painlessly. This type of treatment is effective because it kills the hair regrowth over time.
Commonly Asked Questions
1. Does It Hurt?
No, unlike waxing and other ways of removing unwanted hair, this one is virtually painless. Sometimes, our experts will add numbing cream to ensure that you are kept comfortable throughout each one of your sessions. You don’t have to worry about pain or discomfort when it comes to this type of treatment.
2. How Do I Know if I’m a Candidate for This Type of Treatment?
If you have unwanted hair that you are tired of dealing with via other means of hair removal, it is likely that you are a great candidate for this type of treatment. This treatment is beneficial to nearly everybody who gets it. During your initial consultation, our professionals will work with you to ensure that you can benefit. They will also let you know exactly what to expect every step of the way.
3. Is This Only for Women?
Absolutely not! This type of treatment is for anybody looking to remove unwanted hair on parts of their body or face. Many men may find that they don’t like excessive back hair and have found this type of treatment incredibly helpful. Both men and women who have unwanted hair they would rather not have can benefit from this treatment! It is for everyone.
4. How Do I Prepare for My Session?
Unlike other types of treatments that may require prep work on your part, this type of treatment is actually the opposite. In the days leading up to your treatment, it is recommended to allow the unwanted hair to grow to make the treatment that much more effective. You don’t have to worry about preparation for this type of treatment on your end. You simply show up for treatment and our experts do the rest.
5. How Do I Care for My Skin After My Treatment?
It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight in the 24 hours following treatment but other than that, there is no special care you need to worry about. If there is any type of extra care you would need to apply to your daily routine following treatment, our professionals will let you know. However, it is unlike that would be the case. Usually, your regular routine is all that is needed.
6. Can It Damage My Skin?
No, you do not have to worry about this type of treatment damaging your skin. The laser is highly concentrated and only targets the hair follicle itself. The skin surrounding the hair is left completely unharmed and will be totally smooth!
7. How Long Will My Results Last?
Most people who undergo this type of treatment will not see their hair return for months or even years! This is going to depend on your hair type. However, you can come in for touchup treatments when and if you would notice that unwanted hair coming back. When compared to virtually any other type of treatment, this one outlasts them by miles.
8. Can’t I Just Do This Myself at Home?
Even if you could attempt this type of treatment by yourself at home, it is never recommended that you should do so. If you would try, you would run the risk of damaging your skin and causing pain. When it comes to this type of treatment, it is best left to the professionals who are highly trained to use this type of device safely and effectively.
9. What if I Have Really Thick Hair?
Even if you do have very thick hair, it is likely that you can still benefit from this type of treatment. During your initial consultation, our experts will talk to you about all of your concerns and let you know if you can benefit from this type of treatment and how many sessions it will require for you to stop the entire cycle of hair regrowth. Even those with very thick hair have benefited in the past.
10. Is It safe?
Yes, this type of treatment is completely safe! Unlike other types of treatments that may be more invasive, there are no risks associated with this one. The laser used is approved by the FDA and totally safe!
11. Is There Downtime?
No. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that does not require any form of downtime. As soon as you are finished with your session, you can go on about your day as you normally would without interference.
12. How Soon Can I Have Another Session?
This may vary on a case-to-case basis but on average you can have this type of treatment once every 4 to 6 weeks. It is so safe that you do not have to wait long between sessions. The wait is simply so the cycle of hair regrowth can start again and the laser can again target those hair follicles.
13. What if I Just Want Hair Thinned in a Certain Area?
If you just wish to have thinner or less apparent hair in certain areas, that is also an option. Most people who undergo this type of treatment notice a significant thinning in the hair of the treated area. So yes, it is possible to have this type of treatment simply to thin out hair in certain areas.
14. Does It Really Work?
Yes, there is proof that this type of treatment does work. It is not just some fad. It works by eliminating the hair growth at the source.
Get Rid of That Unwanted Hair Quickly and Easily Today
If you are sick of waxing, shaving, tweezing, and generally dealing with unwanted hair, laser hair removal is a great option for you. It is quick, painless, and effective! If you are ready to get rid of that unwanted hair and have the smooth skin you desire, this type of treatment can help. Come see us today at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, where we can make your goals a reality!