As the weather starts getting warmer, you may be contemplating hair removal treatments to feel comfortable in a bikini or shorts. Traditional hair removal methods are often messy and ineffective, potentially creating additional issues such as razor bumps or irritated skin. Laser hair removal is a stress-free way to remove unwanted hair so you can focus on enjoying your time outdoors.
In this post, we answer common questions about the treatment to help you get ready for those body-baring summer clothes.
What Areas Should I Treat for Summer-Ready Skin?
Laser hair removal can reduce hair on your upper lip, legs, underarms, bikini area, stomach, and all those other areas that show in your warm-weather clothing. Laser hair removal is especially suitable for areas such as the bikini line or underarms that are easily irritated by shaving or waxing, and it works well for all skin types and skin colors.
Some people also ask about leg vein treatments to complement their laser hair removal results. Check with your provider about the best timing for each procedure, as they may need to be staggered.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do I Need for My Bikini Area?
You will need at least 2 laser treatments to remove unwanted hair from your bikini area, but most people need a few extra treatments to achieve their desired results. That’s because your hair grows in stages, and laser hair removal only affects the portion of your hair in the active growth phase. Treatments are usually spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Your provider can advise you on the optimal number of treatments you will need for a smooth bikini line.
What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive treatment, and you will typically experience minimal discomfort. Our med spa uses the Alma 810 diode laser with In-Motion™ technology to provide the most comfortable experience possible. This laser uses multiple low-energy pulses rather than the higher-energy pulse used with other laser treatments.
The gradually generated heat effectively targets hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin. Additionally, this treatment removes hair faster than other laser procedures, giving you more time to enjoy yourself at the beach!
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Your results are not permanent, as laser treatments can’t target all hair follicles in one session. However, laser hair removal can remove up to 90% of unwanted or excess hair with a series of treatments.
It’s a good idea to start your treatments right away so you will be ready to dazzle during the upcoming summer months.
How Should I Prepare for My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
It’s best not to pluck or wax your unwanted hair before the treatment; you need to keep the root of the hair follicle intact. However, your provider may advise you to shave before your hair removal session for the best results. It’s a good idea to stay away from tanning beds and wear sunscreen outdoors to prep for your treatment, as the laser can cause pigmentation on tanned skin.
Summer is just around the corner, and laser hair removal is a must-try for anyone who wants smooth, glowing skin with minimal downtime. If you are ready to say goodbye to your razor forever, request a consultation or call us at (229) 238-2007 to schedule an appointment.