Can Laser Hair Removal Free Me from Shaving or Waxing Forever?

Do you wish you never had to shave again? It’s such a boring, mindless task that sucks minutes away from your morning.

Shockingly enough, the average woman spends 72 days of her life shaving. Now you can toss out the razor for a more permanent hair removal method that gives you smooth, touchable legs 24/7.

Shantique Med Spa offers laser hair removal to patients in Torrance, California, who want to rid themselves of unwanted body hair. Here we describe what’s involved in treatment and whether it can free you from shaving or waxing forever.

How it works

As the name suggests, laser energy is at the forefront of laser hair removal. We use ForeverBear Broadband Light to target the hair you want to eliminate. The laser energy emits a concentrated beam that the pigment, or melanin in your skin, absorbs in your hair follicles.

Laser hair removal works on:

The wavelength of the laser is dependent on your skin color and type of hair. The contrast between your skin and hair is what allows the laser to safely kill the hair follicle from the root without damaging the surrounding skin. 

Say goodbye to shaving

Stubbly knees. Razor burn. Ingrown hairs. These are just a few of the drawbacks of shaving. Luckily, laser hair removal offers a significant hair reduction, allowing many patients to stop shaving and waxing once and for all. 

You can expect to remove 10-25% of hair in your first treatment. Most patients need two to six laser treatments spaced about a month apart to get the results they want. That means if you start treatment now, you can be hair-free by summer. 

Laser hair removal allows patients to remain hair-free for months and even years. Even when the hair starts to grow back, there tends to be much less. Many patients come in once a year for a maintenance session to help keep hair at bay.

Six things to do before each treatment

Prepping for laser hair removal is easy. Follow these six steps to help ensure you get the best results from your treatment.

1. Don’t pluck or wax 

It’s important to stop plucking or waxing for four to six weeks before undergoing laser hair removal. Laser hair removal focuses on removing the hair from the root, and if the hair isn’t present during your appointment, treatment won’t be effective. Shaving is okay in between treatments since it doesn’t remove the root of the hair.

2. Avoid the sun

Stay out of the sun for at least two weeks before your laser hair removal treatment, including the use of tanning beds and self-tanners. This can cause discoloration, burns, and scarring. 

3. Stop the bleach

You might have used bleach to lessen the appearance of your body hair if you have dark hair. If this sounds like you, you must stop bleachingg and allow your hair to grow back to its natural color before undergoing treatment. This is because the technology works on the contrasting color of your skin to hair, and bleached hair makes it incredibly hard to target.

4. Check your medication

Make sure to tell Shahinaz Soliman, MD about the medications you are taking during your consultation. Some medications may affect the laser treatments or make the skin more prone to scarring and blistering.

5. Shave the area

Many people think they have to stop all hair removal methods before undergoing laser hair removal. However, we require patients to shave the treatment area within 24 hours before their appointment so that the laser can properly target hair and avoid discomfort.

6. Remove makeup and products

Always remove makeup and any skincare products or lotions before coming to your appointment because certain products can affect the nature of the procedure. Use a mild cleanser and water to clean the area as the go-to prep for your appointment.

Get hair-free skin 24/7 with laser hair removal today. Call 310-530-7244 to schedule your appointment or book online.

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