Looking beautiful and feeling wonderful are aspirations most people strive to attain, at least at some point in life. We go to great lengths to present our best selves and, particularly at this time of year, looking great is a major goal. Shaving, waxing and other methods of removing unwanted hair are standard procedures in the quest for optimal beauty. After all, a sexy dress looks considerably less sexy with underarm hair stubble. Laser hair removal eliminates the need for constant maintenance of leg and underarm hair.
Neither Here nor Hair
How often do you shave your legs or under your arms to remove unwanted hair? Perhaps you use depilatories or waxes. These methods of hair removal can be painful, smelly and ineffective, not to mention, ongoing. The endless cycle stops with laser hair removal.
With laser hair removal, hair follicles are destroyed with a targeted, heated laser light. Once the follicle is eliminated, it can no longer produce hair. This method of hair removal works on actively growing hair. Additional sessions are needed as other follicles become activated. About a quarter of the hair in a specific area can be removed during a session. On average, about four sessions are required to completely remove hair from the designated area.
Laser hair removal is well-tolerated by most people, though you may experience some temporary side effects like mild itching in the treated area, a little tenderness or redness. Aloe Vera gels help calm irritation, and itching can be treated with topical hydrocortisone cream.
This method of hair elimination is considered a permanent treatment. If for any reason you would have a hormone surge that produced new hair growth, a touch-up treatment would remedy the situation. Laser hair removal allows you to have smooth skin from here on out. Now isn’t that a great way to start the New Year?
Call the San Francisco Cosmetic Laser Institute for more information. Schedule your appointment with us today and plan on a smooth start for 2020.
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