How Laser Hair Removal Can Be Your Answer to Never Having to Shave Again

How Laser Hair Removal Can Be Your Answer to Never Having to Shave Again

Here in sunny Southern California, there’s always a reason to let your smooth skin take center stage. But keeping your skin smooth and hair-free can mean spending hours plucking, waxing, and shaving unwanted facial and body hair.   

At Medweight, Lasers & Wellness Centers in Irvine, California, our providers have a solution that means never having to shave again. It’s called laser hair removal. Keep reading to learn more about this innovative treatment that can help you stay hair-free for good.  

Understanding laser hair removal

Thanks to advances in laser technology, the providers at MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers use highly targeted laser energy to destroy the protein cells in your hair follicles. This stops your hair from growing, but it doesn't harm the surrounding skin and tissues. 

The number of treatments required depends on your unique needs, but, on average, most patients receive 6-8 treatments. This is because hair grows in cycles, and the treatment needs to target each hair as it enters the growth stage.  

The best part? Since laser hair removal prevents new hair growth, most people have results that last. And while some hair may regrow for certain reasons — such as due to a shift in your hormone levels — any new hair should be lighter, thinner, and easily removable with a quick touch-up laser treatment. 

Possible treatment areas for laser hair removal

Because laser hair removal is safe and targets only your hair follicles, you can pick and choose the areas to treat. Some of the most popular areas we treat with laser hair removal include the:  

If you have other areas you’d like to treat with laser hair removal, simply speak to your provider at MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers to create a customized treatment plan. 

Expectations for your laser hair removal treatment

Most of our patients report laser hair removal isn’t painful, but everyone is different. Your sensitivity and pain tolerance as well as the sensitivity of the treatment area can affect your experience. 

While most people describe the sensations during laser hair removal as a tingling or tickling feeling, others say it feels like a rubber band lightly snapping against the skin. To keep you comfortable, our providers first apply a numbing cream. 

Due to the personalized care you receive at MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers, the number of treatments and the duration of each will vary based on your needs. Certain factors, such as the treatment area, how much hair needs to be removed, and your hair and skin color, will affect your treatment time. 

Small areas, such as your upper lip or underarms, may only require several minutes of treatment time, but a larger area, such as your legs, back, or chest, may take up to an hour. After your session, you may notice that your skin is a little irritated and red. This typically resolves quickly. 

Are you ready to get smooth, hair-free skin without the hassle of shaving? Learn more by booking an appointment online or over the phone with MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers today.

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