Medical Spa located in Bethesda, MD
Traditional hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, and plucking give you instantly hairless skin, but they’re only temporary solutions. If you want an 85-90% permanent reduction in your body hair, your best option is laser hair removal at Kaizen Medispa in Bethesda, Maryland. To request your hair removal consultation, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe, effective, and noninvasive way to reduce or eliminate your body hair. While other hair removal methods like shaving and plucking remove the hair itself, laser hair removal targets and disables the follicle responsible for the hair’s growth. Because of this, the results are longer-lasting and, with multiple treatments, permanent for some patients.
How does laser hair removal work?
At Kaizen Medispa, the team uses the Lumenis LightSheer® laser system. The laser has numerous settings according to the patients’ hair color. Your provider sets it to target the color of your body hair.
The laser device delivers quick energy pulses to the area you’re targeting. The pigment in your hair absorbs this energy and converts it into heat. The heat goes below your skin’s surface to reach your hair follicles and destroy them, disabling them from continuing to grow your hair.
The Lumenis LightSheer laser uniquely includes a cooling system so you don’t feel the heat. It’s also safe for all skin tones, a feature unavailable with other hair removal lasers.
Where can I get laser hair removal?
You can get laser hair removal nearly anywhere on your body that you would normally shave or wax. Popular areas for laser hair removal are:
- Bikini line
- Women’s pubic area (Brazilian)
The only exceptions are your inner ear, inner nostrils, and male genitalia. For these areas, it’s best to stick with your current method of hair removal.
What should I expect after my laser hair removal session?
Many patients expect that their hair will be gone after their laser hair removal session. This isn’t the case. Because the laser’s energy is too low to dissolve the existing hair, hair remains for several days before falling out. It’s important for you to avoid rubbing the hairs away during this time no matter how badly you want to see your hairless skin.
Your disabled follicles push out any remaining hair. You won’t stop growing all of your body hair in just one laser session, so the team helps you plan for several appointments to catch hairs in different phases of growth. Most patients need between 5-7 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The Kaizen Medispa team recommends yearly maintenance sessions thereafter.
To throw away your razors and waxing kits for good, call Kaizen Medispa or request your laser hair removal consultation online today.
*Individual results may vary.
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