How laser hair removal leaves your skin soft and smooth
A problem that virtually every human being experiences is unwanted body hair. It’s a problem we experience every day, all day. In the summertime, people look forward to lying by the pool and soaking up some sun. As great as that sounds we all know this involves shaving and/or waxing the sensitive areas of our body a lot more often. We endure the pain of waxing and the ingrown hairs that can cause along with the annoying razor burn and bumps to try to look better in a swimsuit. You will be happy to know that there are options for permanently reducing body hair through laser hair removal treatments. The struggle is real when it comes to keeping unwanted hair at bay.
The acronym, laser stands for Light Amplification through the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is a focused beam of light that has been optimized to be able to provide maximum energy on specific targets. A laser is a focused, optimized beam of light that can be absorbed or reflected depending on what it hits. When the actual energy from the laser gets to your hair follicles (where all those little hairs come out), they absorb and are heated up as if someone was holding them over an open flame. As you burn down each individual strand with intense heat, more strands get singed until there’s nothing left but smooth skin! In effect, this kills the hair follicle so it no longer can grow hair.
The optimized energy of the laser is focused on dark hair instead of lighter-colored skin. This is the reason laser hair removal works best on people with skin that is lighter than the hair that is being removed. The reason for this is as simple as the fact that there is more contrast between your natural coloring and what we’re treating you with. So if there’s a lot of contrast in those two things together, then all of our lasers will be targeted primarily at getting rid of any unwanted hairs. When we use an optimized laser on someone like yourself, all the power from these devices goes into completely removing every bit from your body–including everything else besides just their annoying black roots! When you are treated with an optimized laser, all of that energy affects the hair and not the skin. Laser hair removal kills the hair and leaves your skin smooth, silky, and untouched.
According to the different colors of our clothing, white reflects light energy and black absorbs it. As a result, people wearing lighter clothes stay cooler on sunny days while those in dark attire become hot much more quickly. The same principle applies when laser hair removal is performed on someone with darker skin: all of that radiated heat from the sun’s rays gets absorbed by their brown or black pigment instead of reflected off as if they had been wearing white-colored clothing!
If you have darker skin don’t you worry! Historically, laser hair removal was only appropriate for light-skinned individuals. Today there is laser technology with specific wavelengths of light that can treat any skin type including dark-skinned patients with unwanted hair. If you have facial or body hair that you are tired of shaving and waxing, laser hair removal could be the right option for you.
Laser hair removal is usually done anywhere from four to eight times, ideally at one-month intervals, which is the hair growth cycle. If by a month your underarm hair grows back slower then you can go at six or eight-week intervals. Remember you do have to be regular about the treatments to get the best results Although laser hair removal can be done anywhere on the body the best places to have it done on is the underarms, bikini area, and lower legs. This is because the hair is coarser in those areas. Remember, the coarser the hair the better laser hair removal will work.
It is extremely important to have someone who knows the skin and the technology so they can help determine what the best settings are for you. Then you can enjoy the results and have long-lasting results with minimal to no risk.
Here at FitLife Med Spa, we are ready, willing, and able to help you be the most confident you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you!