If given the choice of needing to wax and shave your legs, your underarms, or other parts of your body every couple of weeks or not needing to do it at all, which one would you choose? Likely, the vast majority of people are going to say that if they could throw away their waxes, their razors, and their hair removal creams, they would do it immediately. This is because traditional hair removal methods take up a lot of time and money. This has led a lot of people to consider laser hair removal.
During the laser hair removal process, a specially designed laser will be used to deliver energy in the form of heat at the unwanted hair. The energy travels through the hair to the hair follicle. The result is that the hair follicles are damaged, rendering them unable to produce new hair.
It is good to distinguish the difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis. Electrolysis is a procedure in which hair is removed using an electrical current to destroy the root of the hair. With electrolysis, a needle or a probe is inserted into every single hair follicle that is being targeted. Electrolysis is extremely uncomfortable.
Laser hair removal, on the other side of the coin, can remove larger patches of hair in a shorter amount of time. In just seconds, the laser can target hair from an area about the size of a quarter.
Laser hair removal is designed for permanent hair reduction and semi-permanent hair removal. One of the biggest benefits of laser hair removal is how fast the treatments are performed, especially when compared to other methods such as electrolysis or plucking. Most clients see a drastic reduction in hair growth after the proper amount of treatments.
Laser hair removal is more practical and more effective for treating large areas, such as the back or the legs. You will need to have multiple treatments to get the best results. This is because follicles only produce hair in a cycle when they are active, and some are active while others are not. Inactive hair follicles will not be affected by the laser treatment. However, if you have treatments that are spaced out every few weeks, you will eventually treat all of the hair follicles you have in a particular area.
Laser hair removal provides you with long-lasting results, especially when compared to conventional hair removal techniques such as waxing or shaving. It is drastically less uncomfortable and time-consuming than electrolysis, and it can leave you with smooth skin that you will be happy to touch.
The experts at H-MD Medical Spa proudly offer laser hair removal with the powerful and effective Vectus® laser, provided right here in our office in Oklahoma City. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the benefits of this amazing treatment.