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8 Helpful Facts to Know Before Laser Hair Removal

August 12, 2019 | Blog

laser treatments, laser hair removal, unwanted hair, cosmetic treatments, medical spaLike so many other cosmetic procedures, it’s important to do a bit of preparation before beginning laser hair removal treatments. After all, not every treatment is necessarily right for every person. Being informed and knowledgeable about what this treatment can and cannot do can go a long way towards achieving the best-possible results from laser hair removal. That’s why the cosmetic professionals here at AYA Medical Spa wanted to provide the following facts to help our patients better understand laser hair removal and what it’s capable of.

Fact #1: The treatment is less painful than many people realize. Although anything dealing with lasers can sound intimidating, the truth is that most people only experience a minor pinching or snapping sensation during treatment.

Fact #2: Laser hair removal can be performed all over the body. While this treatment is commonly associated with areas like the arms, legs, and back, laser hair removal can be done virtually anywhere that unwanted hair occurs. This includes the face, hairline, neck, feet, and more.

Fact #3: In the past, some believed that laser hair removal could only help patients with lighter skin tones. However, here at AYA we use the GentleMAX laser from Candela which is able to provide outstanding results for all skin tones.

Fact #4: Treatments are quick. Depending on the area being worked on, laser hair removal treatments can be completed in as little as 20 minutes (though larger areas may take longer).

Fact #5: There are no major side effects to worry about. Some people may experience some degree of itching, redness, or swelling in the area that was treated, but these effects are minor and typically subside within a few days.

Fact #6: One treatment likely won’t be enough since different hairs grown in different growth cycles. In order to achieve complete, long-term hair removal, a series of 6 – 8 laser hair removal treatments may be required.

Fact #7: No downtime is required after treatment. This means that most people are able to immediately return to their normal daily routine including school and work once their treatment session has concluded. It’s important to avoid excess sunlight before and after your treatment.

Fact #8: Results can be seen immediately. In many cases, a patient will be able to notice as much as a 25% reduction of hair in the treated area once they leave their first treatment.

When performed by the skilled, experienced providers here at AYA, laser hair removal can be a safe and outstanding way to shed unwanted hair once and for all. However, it’s important to come in for a complimentary skincare analysis appointment to make sure that you are a good candidate for laser hair removal treatments. For more information or to schedule a laser hair removal treatment, please contact AYA Medical Spa or stop into one of our locations (including our newest location in Buckhead). Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional skincare tips, photos, updates, and more.