Facial hair bogging you down? Think you could do without those hairy armpits? What do you do? Do you shave or wax? These hair removal methods can be quite painful, expensive, and time-intensive. Also, traditional hair removal techniques only keep you hairless for so long. The results are not as long-lasting as you’d want them to be.

Laser hair removal is a quick and painless medical procedure that uses a focused beam of light on your skin to rid you of undesired hair. The light emitted by the laser is absorbed by the hair’s melanin — the light energy converts to heat energy and damages the hair follicles responsible for hair growth. As a result, hair growth is delayed.

Often thought to be a permanent solution to hair-growth, laser hair removal only prevents hair from growing back for longer periods of time than possible via traditional hair removal methods. One needs to go in for multiple sessions to experience the best results. It works best for individuals with light skin and dark hair.

Things to Note

You can use laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair growth in different areas of the body. This includes the upper lip, chin, legs, armpits, and the bikini line.

Your skin color and hair type can have an effect on how successful your laser hair removal will be. People with significantly darker hair compared to their skin will benefit the most from this treatment. The laser will specifically target the hairs and leave the skin unharmed.

Initially, risks of damaged skin were greater when there was no contrast between the skin and hair color. However, advancements in the technology used have now made it possible for laser hair removal to be used on individuals with a dark skin tone.

This treatment, however, is not as effective for people with hair colors that don’t tend to absorb light very well such as blonde, white, red, and grey hair. Treatment options continue to be developed for those with light-colored hair.

How To Prepare

If you’ve decided to undergo a laser hair removal treatment, you should make sure to work with a doctor who has plenty of experience performing the procedure. It’s important that you do your research and ask around to ensure that you’re working with someone you can trust.

After finding a skilled cosmetic surgeon who performs cosmetic laser treatments, you should schedule a consultation with them to talk about your needs and goals. During this time, your doctor will assess your body and give you an idea of what to expect. He will also give you a set of instructions to follow leading up to the surgery to make sure you are fully prepared once the process begins.

Contact Our Office

Unlike traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal gives you long-lasting results that will leave your skin looking smoother and vibrant. If you want to finally say goodbye to those razors and hello to hairless and smooth skin, contact Omni Aesthetics to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hung William Song.