In recent years, women and men have begun to abandon their razors and shaving cream, ditching the wax, letting go of the dyes and hair removal creams, and all-around saving themselves time and energy by investing in laser hair removal.
This non-invasive, effective, time-saving procedure is perfect for eradicating unwanted hair nearly anywhere on the body, and it’s completely safe for the skin. If your interest has been peaked on laser hair removal, but you’re unsure about the process, here is everything you could ever want to know… and more.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is the trendiest and most effective non-invasive cosmetic procedure to remove unwanted body hair. It works by targeting the melanin, or pigment, in hair follicles. In the past, it’s been more effective for people with lighter skin and darker hair, but at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, we use the advanced technology of Diolaze, which can remove hair from any skin tone.
Where Can I Have Laser Hair Removal?
Wave goodbye to razor burns, ingrown hairs, and prickly legs. Laser hair removal can be done almost anywhere on the body. It’s most commonly used to remove hair from the legs, back, underarms, upper lip, chin, and bikini line. It is not recommended to have laser hair removal done anywhere around the eyes, as the laser used to penetrate the hair follicles is intense and can damage your eye site.
What Can I Expect During Laser Hair Removal?
It’s recommended that you cease and desist on all waxing, plucking, shaving, bleaching, tanning, or self-tanning in the areas you want treated for laser hair removal for at least six weeks before your treatment session. Six weeks sounds daunting, but the hair must be at a certain length and at a certain point in the growing stage in order for the treatment to be fully effective.
During your appointment, the treatment area will be cleaned, and a gel that protects your skin and helps the laser to work will be applied. Next, your treatment provider will place the tip of the Diolaze device onto the surface of your skin, firing off blasts of laser light energy that penetrate the surface of the skin into the hair follicles.
Smaller areas such as the chin and lip can be treated in a few minutes. Larger areas such as the back, legs, chest, or arms can take up to an hour.
After your treatment, you’ll be cleaned up and free to go about the rest of your day.
Laser Hair Removal in Huntington Beach, CA
At Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka leads the team at this beautiful Huntington Beach location, helping every patient who comes to see her achieve their own personal aesthetic goals. With a compassionate approach, artistic eye, and exemplary education, you can rest assured that you and your skin are in the best hands.