Shaving hair away can lead to cuts, ingrown hairs, and irritated skin. In addition, the ongoing costs of both time and money can really add up over time. If you’re ready to stop shaving and have excess body hair permanently removed, laser hair removal treatments may be just the right choice for you. Understanding the process is important before making a final decision.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
If you examine your body hair closely, you will see that each hair extends down into the skin. The root of the hair is held in place by the hair follicle. The follicle is responsible for the hair. The laser used for hair removal heats up the hair root, which in turn affects the hair follicle. Once affected, the hair follicle cannot produce another hair.
Due to the fact that our hair grows in cycles, with some follicles being in a dormant state at any given time, multiple treatments are necessary to treat all of the follicles on the treatment area. Once this is achieved, the area will be completely smooth and will remain so permanently.
Is It the Right Choice for You?
There are several skin conditions that make laser hair removal unsuitable. If you suffer from vitiligo, which is a pigmentation disease that causes extreme color variations on the skin, you should not receive laser treatments. Psoriasis is another skin disorder that does not mesh well with laser. If you are experiencing an active outbreak of cystic acne, herpes sores or a rash of eczema, you will need to wait for the skin to heal up completely before you can have treatments.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Not only will you have smooth, hairless skin, but the laser treatments will not affect your life. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, there is no disruption to your lifestyle or routine. The only concern you will have after treatment is to keep the treatment area protected from the sun by wearing proper clothing or using adequate sunscreen, as the treated skin is more likely to sunburn.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Laser hair removal can help you get rid of your razor once and for all. If you’re interested in exploring this treatment option, come in for a consultation at Paradise Med Spas of Texas, located in Lubbock. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about this exciting, simple process. Contact our office today to make your appointment.