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Answering your Questions about Laser Hair Removal!

April 13, 2017 | Blog

Answering your Questions about Laser Hair Removal!No one likes to shave. In addition to being a time-consuming hassle, shaving can also be a painful ordeal for some people. Wouldn’t it be nice to do away with the inconvenience of shaving, as well as all those little nicks and cuts, for good? While ditching shaving entirely may seem like an impossible dream, it doesn’t have to be.

By utilizing the GentleMAX laser from Candela, laser hair removal treatments at AYA are able to quickly and safely remove unwanted hair from all over a patient’s body. The most commonly treated areas for laser hair removal include the face, legs, arms, back, bikini area, and chest, but when performed by our expert providers, laser hair removal can be performed on almost any area where unwanted hair is present. We’ve answered some common questions to help explain how laser hair removal treatments at AYA can help people with a wide variety of aesthetic needs.

Is it possible to use laser hair removal to reduce the density of hair from a certain area instead of removing it entirely?

Absolutely. Laser hair removal treatments are able to do away with hair from certain areas of the body after a series of about 8 treatment sessions. Reducing the density of hair from thicker areas (like a man’s chest) can be achieved by undergoing fewer sessions (typically 3-4) instead of the full course of treatments. We recommend finding a laser hair removal expert like one of our experienced & licensed estheticians that uses the most updated and proven medical laser technology to avoid unflattering patchiness or spots.

Are any precautions necessary after a laser hair removal treatment session?

It’s important to follow your treatment provider’s before and after-care instructions to experience the best possible results from your laser hair removal. Protecting your skin from exposure to the sun before and after treatments is important. Wear loose, protective clothing to keep direct sunlight from reaching any areas that were treated. Do not use a tanning bed, sun lamp, or any other artificial tanning equipment. We strongly recommend coming to AYA for a complimentary skincare analysis to determine how to prepare for your laser hair removal treatment.

Why are multiple treatments sessions required?

There are 3 phases of the hair growth cycle: the anagen phase, the catagen phase, and the telogen phase. Laser hair removal targets hair that is in the anagen phase, meaning hair that is still actively growing. Not all hair follicles go through their growth at the same time. Meaning, patients will need multiple treatments to treat each newly-grown batch of hair as it grows.

We are excited to announce that we are finally bringing our entire line of laser hair removal services to our Avalon location! AYA is owned and operated by members of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) with years of combined cosmetic laser experience. So if you are in the area and are interested in removing your unwanted body hair, contact AYA Medical Spa in Alpharetta today to schedule your laser hair removal appointment. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more cosmetic tips and updates.