According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, laser hair removal is growing more popular across the United States. There was a 51-percent increase in body hair removal procedures from 2012 to 2013. The procedure is especially popular among women between the ages 19 and 36 and men between the ages 18 and 45.
If you are tired of shaving, waxing, or plucking only to see wisps of hair already growing back the following day, you may be considering laser hair removal. The experienced clinicians at Radiance Medspa can evaluate your health and cosmetic goals to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Our team performs a variety of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures including permanent hair removal and wrinkle treatment. Call 202-483-0008 today to make an appointment for laser hair removal in Washington, D.C.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Although most people could benefit from laser hair removal, some individuals will experience better results than others. A variety of factors can affect the procedure’s effectiveness including the individual’s natural skin tone, the coarseness of the hair, and the size of the treatment area.
In general, the whiter your skin and the darker your hair, the more effective laser hair removal will be. For example, if you have pale skin and you want to remove black or brown hair, you are a great candidate for laser hair removal.
If you have brown skin and you want to remove black, brown or gray hair, you may not experience dramatic results immediately; however, depending on the area that you want to treat, you may still be able to reduce the hair’s coarseness and thickness with laser hair removal.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
During the laser hair removal treatment, the technician aims a small, concentrated beam of light at the hair. The pigment in the skin surrounding the hair absorbs this light, damaging the follicle enough to prevent future growth.
Depending on your skin and hair type, you may require multiple treatments in order to achieve your desired results. The results vary among individuals, but in general, you can expect them to last for several months to several years.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
You may experience some discomfort during the procedure; however, it is minimally invasive, and any pain typically subsides shortly after the procedure. According to Fitness Magazine, some people experience a gentle tingling while others might feel a hot stinging sensation during the procedure, but the treatment itself does not actually hurt.
If you think you might be a good candidate for laser hair removal, turn to Radiance Medspa. Our spa operates under the supervision of a medical doctor, so you know you will be in good hands.
In addition to laser hair removal, we offer wrinkle treatment and facial fillers in Washington, D.C. Call 202-483-0008 today to make an appointment.