Would you like to say goodbye to shaving, waxing, or plucking to remove unwanted hair? A treatment called laser hair removal can deliver on this promise. Just a series of quick treatments is all that you need to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair in areas like your face, legs, bikini area, arms, or underarms.
A Closer Look at Laser Hair Removal
This treatment involves the use of a laser that directs thermal energy into hair follicles producing unwanted hair. After multiple treatment sessions, the treated area will longer produce hair. This allows you to spend your time on other activities besides the tedious task of removing unwanted hair.
The treatment works because melanin, the part of your hair responsible for its color, absorbs the energy transmitted by the laser. This destroys hair follicles individually, preventing the growth of unwanted hair in the treatment area. The laser is able to focus on individual hair follicles or many follicles simultaneously.
Before your laser hair removal procedure, we will take part in a consultation with you to make the determination that this is the right treatment choice for your wants and needs. We will go over your medical history, including any skin disorders, medication use, past hair removal treatments, and history of scarring. We will discuss your treatment benefits and expectations, including what the procedure can and cannot do for you.
What to Expect
Our technician will adjust the equipment according to your unique needs. A test pulse may be delivered. Our technician will then direct laser energy into hair follicles to destroy them and prevent the growth of unwanted hair.
Hair in the treated area will not immediately go away, but it will lessen over the following days and weeks. Multiple treatments are normally needed because hair grows in cycles, and the treatment is most effective when hair follicles are in a growth stage.
Your results may vary from other patients and can be difficult to accurately predict. Patients typically experience hair removal results lasting for a while, but the procedure cannot guarantee permanent hair removal. If any hair does grow back, it is normally finer and lighter in color.
If you would like to free up your time for activities that do not involve plucking, shaving, or waxing, learn more about laser hair removal treatments when you come to MiKO Medspa for a consultation. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Beverly Hills.