Is the unwanted body hair on your body making you lack confidence? Body hair can be a real concern for many people, especially if you have excessive amounts in unwanted areas. If you’re looking for a highly effective way of getting rid of this hair then our laser hair removal treatment will provide you with a lasting, safe way of getting the hairless skin you want. At Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, we’ll help you feel confident again.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Unwanted body hair can cause feelings of self-consciousness and make you unhappy with your appearance. There are many traditional methods of hair removal including shaving, waxing, and plucking. But these methods can be time-consuming, painful, and the cost of buying razors or heading to the salon for a waxing appointment can build up considerably over time.
For a more effective and long-lasting method of hair removal, you’ll want to consider laser hair removal. This method uses a precise laser that targets the pigmentation in your hair. As soon as your first session is complete, you’ll notice a significant reduction in the number of hairs in the targeted areas. After several sessions, you’ll see a permanent loss of hair.
Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal
How Does the Laser Remove Hair?
When you come in for your hair removal treatment, we’ll use our very precise laser to target your hair. The laser is attracted to darker pigmentation, which means it will hit the dark hairs on your body. When the laser reaches the hair, the light begins to convert into heat.
This will, in turn, heat up the hair that it’s targeting. This will travel down the hair and into the follicle, damaging it. Over the next few days after your session, you’ll notice the hair in the targeted areas beginning to fall out. After some time, the follicle will grow new hair. However, multiple sessions of this treatment will prevent the follicle from being able to produce new hairs, leaving you with permanent hair loss and smooth, hairless skin.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
When you think about getting any type of treatment, the most important thing is to make sure you’re getting it from a qualified professional. Our clinic will provide you with a safe and clean environment where you’ll feel comfortable throughout the entire process.
Before we begin the laser treatments, we’ll have a brief consultation with you. This will allow us to address your concerns, come up with a treatment plan, and ensure that this is the right hair removal method for you.
This non-invasive and FDA-approved treatment method requires very little preparation beforehand. That said, if you want to make sure that your laser removal treatment is as effective as possible, there are a few things you’ll need to do before it’s time to come in for your appointment.
We’ll provide you with full instructions before the day of your appointment arrives. Some of the things we may ask that you do involve avoiding tanning. This includes tanning outside or going to a tanning salon. You’ll also want to avoid hair removal methods like waxing or plucking, as the laser targets the root of the hair. If you have any skin irritation, you’ll need to wait until that clears up before getting treatment.
When the day of your appointment arrives, we will be happy to welcome you to our clinic. Before we can begin applying the laser, we will start by preparing your skin. The area or areas where you’re receiving treatment will need to be thoroughly cleaned. You may also be given protective eyewear during your treatment.
Once the skin is prepared, we’ll use the laser on the targeted areas. Treatment is painless, and you might simply feel a slight snapping feeling against your skin as the laser is applied. Depending on the size of the area being treated, sessions generally last less than an hour in total. For very small areas, your treatment may only take a few minutes.
One of the best things about receiving this treatment method is that there is essentially no downtime required. As soon as your treatment is complete, you’ll be able to leave our clinic and get back to your busy life.
There are a few things you should be aware of once you leave our clinic, however. Your skin will be more sensitive for the next day or so, and you will need to be mindful of that. Continue to avoid direct sunlight, and apply sunscreen every few hours. Make sure the sunscreen is at least 30 SPF.
What Areas Can Be Targeted?
A major benefit of this treatment is that all areas of the body can be targeted. This makes it an especially great hair removal method for people looking to target hard-to-reach areas like the back.
Basically, this treatment can be performed on any part of the body where there is hair. Some of the common places where people get this treatment include:
• Upper lip
• Bikini line
Will You Need Multiple Sessions?
The short answer to this question is yes, you will need more than one session for this treatment to be effective. Most people will require around 7 sessions total, spaced several weeks apart. However, the exact number of sessions you end up receiving will depend on several factors. These factors include:
Your Hair Type
One of the main things that go into your treatment plan is your hair type. The laser is color-sensitive, which means that it’s more attracted to dark hair than it is to light hair. This means that it will be much more effective on areas of the body where the hair is dark.
However, if you have super thick and fast-growing hair, then you’ll probably need more sessions than someone with finer hair.
The Area You’re Treated
Your hair type plays a huge role in the number of sessions you need for this treatment to give you the results you want. But the hair types on different areas of your body can vary greatly as well.
For example, the hair on a woman’s legs tends to be thicker than the hair on her upper lip. That means that you would most likely require more sessions for leg hair than you would for hair on the upper lip.
Your Desired Results
Of course, one of the biggest things you need to consider is what you’re looking to get out of treatment. While many people want to eliminate hair on a certain part of the body, that isn’t true for everybody seeking out this hair removal method. Some candidates simply want to thin out the area to make maintenance a little easier.
This is a common reason why some men may seek out this method of hair removal. If they have facial hair that grows very thick but still wants to maintain their ability to grow a beard, they may receive this treatment to thin out the hair slightly and make grooming more manageable. This will require fewer sessions than someone looking to get rid of hair entirely.
There are so many benefits to receiving this treatment. When you get this treatment, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the following advantages.
You’ll get to enjoy your results after your session for several weeks. The more sessions you receive, the more permanent your hair loss becomes.
This is in stark contrast to other options like shaving or even waxing. You will most likely need to shave every few days. And while waxing can last for several weeks, it’s certainly not permanent hair removal.
Traditional hair removal methods like shaving and waxing can take up a lot of time. While shaving may only take a few minutes at a time, remember that you’ll need to do this frequently to maintain the results you want. All of that time spent shaving adds up!
The same is true for waxing. Waxing appointments can take a while, and you need to keep returning. Laser removal sessions will last under an hour, and you’ll need far fewer of them to get the results you want.
While the idea of coming in for multiple hair removal sessions may seem high maintenance, in comparison to other hair removal methods it’s actually much lower maintenance.
This is because whereas traditional hair removal methods require a lot of upkeep, you’ll get permanent results from your laser hair removal sessions. If you’re looking for a way to get rid of hair that requires minimal maintenance overall, this is the perfect solution for you.
No Skin Irritation
If you’ve ever suffered from razor burn, then you know exactly how painful and uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, it’s a very real issue that comes up a lot when shaving. Plus, it’s common to get nicks and cuts when shaving which can be extremely unpleasant. Waxing can also have its own host of issues and cause skin irritation, especially if it’s done incorrectly. And then there are depilatory creams. Those with sensitive skin may want to avoid putting chemicals like these on their skin.
Getting laser removal will help you avoid this irritation altogether while also providing you with long-lasting results.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
If this sounds like it could be the perfect solution to your unwanted hair, then you might be wondering if you’re a good candidate. Anyone with overall healthy skin can safely receive this treatment. While the color-sensitive laser does work best on dark hair, it can also be used successfully on lighter hair.
If you have unwanted hair on your body and you’re looking for a highly effective way of getting rid of it, then you could be a perfect candidate for this hair removal treatment method.
Feel More Confident Today
Are you ready to learn more about how laser hair removal can help you? When you come to our clinic, we’ll help you get the smooth, hairless skin that you’ve been looking for. Feel confident in your body again when you receive this treatment. To book your consultation with us, get in touch with Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS today.