Is constant shaving, waxing, and tweezing to remove unwanted hair making you unhappy? South Bay Med Spa offers laser hair removal that could be worth considering. It is among the most commonly done procedures in the US. It is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light, a laser, to remove unwanted hair. The laser emits a light that the melanin in the hair absorbs. The light absorbed is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles; tube-shaped sacs in the skin; these hair follicles produce hairs. The damage caused to the hair follicles during laser hair removal delays or prevents future hair growth.
Laser hair removal is not permanent; you require multiple laser hair removal treatments and maintenance treatments for initial hair removal. It is effective primarily for people with dark hair and dark skin. The basic principle is that it should be the hair pigment, not the skin pigment absorbing the light. The damage should be on the hair follicle and not the skin; therefore, the outcomes are excellent when there is a contrast between the skin and hair color. Less contrast between the hair and skin color increases the risk of damage to the skin. These hair colors don’t absorb light well, such as white, red, grey, and blonde, making laser hair removal less effective. All is not lost because treatments for light-colored hair are being developed. However, South Bay Med Spa Laser hair removal is effective for all skin tones and hair types.
These are devices you can use at home for hair removal. No extensive studies compare the effectiveness and safety of home lasers and laser hair removal done at the doctor’s office. FDA considers home laser hair removal devices cosmetic, meaning they do not get the same scrutiny as other medical services. You should follow instructions carefully to reduce the risk of eye injuries when using a home laser hair removal device.
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that carries potential risks and requires training. Before the procedure, it is crucial to check the credentials of the treatment provider thoroughly. You should choose a board-certified medical practitioner like a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in laser hair removal. You should be cautious about spas that allow non-medics to perform the procedure.
Before the procedure, call us for a free consultation to determine how laser hair removal can be used to get rid of your unwanted hair. We will discuss the benefits, risks, and expectations of laser hair removal and take pictures to be used for assessments and review. You can then discuss a treatment plan and costs and start!
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal,
- Avoid sun exposure six weeks before and after treatment, and use sunscreen.
- Avoid blood thinning medications and other hair removal methods like waxing and plucking a month before the procedure.
- Avoid creams that darken your skin
- And lastly, shave the treatment area the day before the procedure to remove hair above the skin that can cause skin damage from burnt hair.
With these preparations, you are ready to experience a suitable laser hair removal procedure at South Bay Med Spa with results that will make you tell a friend about us.