If you’re looking for a long-term treatment that can help you get rid of unwanted hair, you’re not alone. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. At La Mer Medical Spa & Yoga in Twin Falls, Idaho, Mar Davis MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEO, and the team use the Aerolase® Neo® Elite laser to effectively and almost painlessly remove unwanted hair. For a hair removal consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that permanently destroys hair follicles, so you no longer need to shave, wax, or tweeze unwanted hair. At La Mer Medical Spa & Yoga, the team uses the advanced Aerolase Neo Elite laser for your laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle under the skin. The energy produced by the Aerolase Neo Elite heats the follicle and destroys it, preventing further hair growth. The team uses the laser tool to remove unwanted hair from many areas of the body, including the face, arms, legs, underarms, back, and bikini area.
How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
The team at La Mer Medical Spa & Yoga provides specific instructions on how to prepare for your laser hair removal during your consultation. To minimize any potential for side effects, the team recommends you stay out of the sun and not use tanning beds for at least six weeks before your laser hair removal session.
The team also requests that you not pluck or wax the hair in the area undergoing laser hair removal. These hair removal techniques alter the integrity of the hair follicle and may affect the results of your treatment. The team does, however, request that you shave the treatment area on the day of your session.
What happens during laser hair removal?
Your laser hair removal sessions are conducted at the office. To ease any discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing agent to your skin before starting your laser treatment. Once ready, your aesthetic specialist activates the Aerolase Neo Elite laser and begins your treatment.
Treatment time varies depending on the area you’re having treated. The team reviews the specifics of your treatment plan before your session, so you know what to expect.
There’s no downtime after your laser hair removal treatment, and you can resume your usual activities afterward. However, your skin is sensitive after laser treatment, so you need to keep the treated area covered with clothing or sunblock for at least two weeks after treatment.
How many laser hair removal treatments do I need?
Hair grows in cycles, so you need more than one laser hair removal treatment to get the best results. The number of treatments may depend on the area of your body undergoing the therapy. In general, you may need 2-6 treatments set at four to 12-week intervals.
Laser hair removal can give you smooth, hair-free skin and simplify your at-home beauty routine. Call La Mer Medical Spa & Yoga or request your consultation online today.