What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal
Often referred to as the best hair removal method on the market, laser hair removal treatment offers a multitude of benefits, from increasing patients’ overall confidence in their bodies to freeing up extra time they would have spent shaving and producing permanently smooth, soft skin.
Most individuals can benefit from the permanent hair removal offered by laser treatments, ranging from patients suffering from chronic excessive hair growth to those tired of razor burn and the time-intensive processes of hair removal.
The most well-known benefits of laser hair removal include the fact that it addresses both current hair growth and reduces future hair growth, and how little it hurts compared to alternatives.
Xanadu Med Spa has been helping our patients discover the benefits of laser hair removal for many years with impressive results. Our clients have experienced permanent relief from the tedious and often sore processes of hair removal and the increased confidence and freedom that comes with smooth, hair-free skin.
To discuss the laser hair removal services available with our expert team at Xanadu Med Spa, contact us today at 970-591-7919 to book a free consultation.
Laser Hair Removal: A Brief Overview
Laser hair removal uses laser technology and both light and heat energy to penetrate hair follicles to the root of the hair and damage and destroy the source of the hair growth. Once a hair follicle is destroyed it can no longer grow hair. A course of laser treatment is a highly effective, almost pain-free solution for long-term and permanent hair removal.
Over time, patients could experience some breakthrough hair growth after their treatment. However, any treated hair that does grow back with time is much finer and more sparse than previously. This re-growth can be addressed with infrequent top-up sessions.
Patients can use laser hair removal treatments to safely remove unwanted hair almost anywhere on the body. Popular places for laser treatment include the legs, underarms, bikini line, upper lip, chin, arms, and back.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal Treatments
The list of benefits that patients experience after laser hair removal treatments is extensive, with some benefits more well-known than others. Patients are often most pleased with their increased confidence, lack of concerns about body hair on holiday, and consistently smooth skin. Clients have also reported that their skin appears more toned and that they experience reduced body odor in the treatment area. Some of the standout benefits of laser treatment include the following:
One main benefit that is continually praised by patients is how low maintenance laser hair removal is, and how easy managing body hair becomes after your treatment. During your treatment course, you do not need to do anything to maintain your results between appointments, but you can shave if you want to. Although, most patients see a substantial reduction in hair growth after their first session and rarely feel the need to shave between treatments.
Once your course of treatment is complete, you will experience either no hair re-growth or very little, fine re-growth once a substantial period of time has passed since you completed your treatment. To maintain your smooth skin and address any pesky re-growth, annual or 6-monthly short top-up treatments will suffice to keep your skin soft and hair free.
At first glance, laser hair removal may seem like a more costly treatment than other options, such as waxing, using depilatory creams, or shaving. However, the fact that after the first course of treatment, individuals need very few maintenance top-up treatments means that it is not as expensive as it first seems.
The cost of constant waxing appointments, razor blade refills, and other hair removal products can quickly add up and outweigh the initial upfront cost of laser hair removal procedures.
Reduces Skin Irritation
Unlike waxing and shaving, laser hair removal decreases the likelihood of individuals regularly suffering from skin irritation, such as ingrown hairs and razor burns. Methods such as epilating or waxing can pull the hair out in the opposite direction to the hair follicle, which increases the likelihood of ingrown hairs. As laser treatment addresses hair growth at the root, it does not increase the risk of painful and irritating ingrown hairs.
Permanently Addresses Hair Re-growth
The main benefit that draws people towards laser hair removal is that not only does it address any unwanted hair that you already have, but it also addresses the source of the hair and reduces future hair growth. As opposed to other hair removal methods that only manage the hair currently above the skin’s surface, laser hair removal is an investment that will save you time and money in removing your unwanted hair in the future.
Patients may feel slight discomfort during their laser hair removal sessions, particularly in sensitive areas such as the underarms and bikini line, but the pain is minimal compared to other methods of hair removal. Any discomfort can be managed with topical numbing cream, but most patients report that the feeling of the laser is nothing compared to waxing, threading, and plucking.
FDA-approved, Safe, And Low-risk
Laser hair removal treatments carry very few side effects. Most side effects are minor, can be managed with simple at-home remedies, and subside quickly. Laser treatment is also fully FDA-approved and deemed safe for the effective removal of unwanted body hair.
Especially Beneficial For Individuals With Excess Hair Growth
Hormones, genetics, and certain conditions, such as polycystic ovaries, can cause excessive hair growth, which is often a source of insecurity for men and women alike. Managing persistent excessive hair growth can be draining, resource intensive, and exhausting for sufferers. However, laser hair removal offers a long-term, effective alternative.
For example, men with insecurities over excess back hair or women with hair growth due to hormonal balances can benefit tremendously from this treatment. This procedure allows patients relief from the constant routine of hair removal, can help them regain their confidence, and will save them a significant amount of money in the long term.
Is Laser Hair Removal Suitable For Everyone?
Thanks to modern technology, laser hair removal procedures are suitable and effective for most people. The treatment works by the laser locating the pigment in the hair to target the high-intensity light energy. As a result, this can mean that the treatment can be less effective on individuals who have little contrast between their hair and skin tone.
Both patients with fine, light hair and light skin, and individuals with darker skin tones and darker hair may not see the same level of results as others. However, this is usually only applicable to a few individuals as developments in laser technology have improved this treatment’s applicability to a wider range of skin tones and hair types.
Individuals on specific medications, such as blood thinning medications, acne treatments, retinoids, and medication that increases the skin’s sensitivity to light, are not eligible for laser hair removal treatment as this could result in damage to the skin. Similarly, patients with extremely sensitive skin and pregnant and breastfeeding women are not able to be treated with laser hair removal.
Are There Any Downsides To Laser Hair Removal?
The downsides of laser hair removal treatments are relatively few in comparison to the benefits patients experience after their treatment. Before and after laser hair removal sessions, individuals must adhere to some restrictions to protect their skin, avoid irritation and maximize their results. These include avoiding sun exposure, tanning beds, excessive exercise, skin bleaching cream, chemical peels, and certain skin products.
The potential risks and side effects of laser treatments include a rash, warm or inflamed skin, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, and swelling. Most patients do not experience any side effects, but symptoms are mostly mild and temporary if they do occur.
To Experience The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal, Contact Xanadu Med Spa Today!
Xanadu Med Spa is unique in that we combine the best of both worlds. In our relaxing day spa, you can experience treatments such as massages and facials in our luxury, serene spa facilities. This is combined with industry-leading, FDA-approved, high-tech procedures in our med spa with our fully-licensed aestheticians. Our broad range of expertise includes laser hair removal, body contouring, permanent makeup, botox and dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation services.
Every treatment comes with a complimentary consultation before you go ahead with the procedure. This session allows our professional estheticians to advise you on the process and understand the results you’d like to achieve. Here you can discuss the areas you’d like to treat and the results you can expect from laser hair removal. Your technician can also examine your hair type and tailor the treatment plan to suit your needs. We will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice and prepare for your appointment to maximize the efficiency of your laser treatment.
Whether your confidence has taken a hit because of excess hair growth or you are looking for a more long-term and sustainable solution for managing body hair, our laser hair removal treatments can help. To discuss how laser hair removal treatment could benefit you with an experienced laser technician, contact Xanadu Med Spa today for a free consultation.
Call our team at 970-591-7919 to book.