What Parts of the Body Respond Best to Laser Hair Removal?

Everyone has body and facial hair, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it anywhere it grows. If you’re tired of fighting unwanted facial and body hair with tweezers, razors, and chemicals, laser hair removal could be the solution for you. 

As part of our comprehensive line of services, the team of aesthetic experts at Medweight, Lasers & Wellness Centers in Irvine, California, uses the latest in laser hair removal technology to give clients the smooth skin they’ve been longing for. 

Many of our patients come to our practice with questions about laser hair removal, including which areas of the body respond best to treatment. Take a moment to learn what you need to know about laser hair removal and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to reduce body and facial hair. The treatment destroys hair follicles without marking or damaging your skin.

The result? The silky skin you’ve been longing for. Since hair grows in a 3-part life cycle, and laser hair removal only works on hair follicles in the growth stage, you may need several treatments to achieve your goals.

Do note that thick and dark hair can often be removed in fewer treatments than thin, light hair.

What parts of the body respond best to treatment?

Laser hair removal can safely treat most areas of your body, and your provider at Medweight, Lasers & Wellness Centers can work with you to create a customized plan to meet your hair removal needs. Possible treatment areas include:

While laser hair removal can be used on many areas, the overall effectiveness and number of treatments can vary depending on the body part being treated. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from the most popular treatment areas:

Treating your legs

The legs usually respond great to laser hair removal. Leg hair is typically thicker and darker than hair in other areas. Because of this, you can often get amazing results in the fewest number of treatments. 

Treating your face

While laser hair removal can provide results you’ll love for unwanted facial hair, it’s important to understand that thin and light facial hair may need a number of treatments for removal. In addition, facial hair has a longer resting phase in the 3-part hair cycle, meaning you may have to wait longer between treatments.

Treating your bikini zone

Like your legs, the hair in your bikini zone is often thicker and darker, making it an area that can respond quickly and dramatically to laser hair removal. Most patients enjoy noticeable results in about 4-6 months. 

Treating your underarms

The underarms are a popular treatment area for laser hair removal, and it can even lessen the continuous dark shading many people see even after shaving or waxing. It typically takes 6-8 treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction in the underarms.

Do you want to see how laser hair removal can help you achieve the smooth skin you’ve been longing for? To learn more, book an appointment over the phone with MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers today.

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