The days are getting longer and summer is getting closer by the day. If you know anything about hair reduction, you know that the options are endless. From shaving, waxing, sugaring, creams, plucking, threading, the list goes on forever. With many options, hair removal can be a temporary success, until it grows back in three days and you’re stuck in the endless cycle that is hair removal.
Well, we’re here to put an end to your hair troubles once and for all. Laser hair reduction is the only option that has permanent results. AKA, your one-way ticket to a long-term hair reduction life. Say hello to the ultimate shorts summer. If you’ve been thinking about laser hair reduction, now is the time to get started.
Schedule an appointment with us today so we can help you feel beautiful.
What is laser hair reduction?
There are so many reasons why people choose to have laser hair reduction. Beyond just making you silky smooth everywhere, laser hair reduction can also aid in painful ingrown hairs, hyperpigmentation, and skin irritation. During the procedure, a technician will use a laser that exposes your hair follicles to pulses of light so that they can be destroyed. This is a popular permanent solution that many people choose to do because of problem areas or rapid hair growth on the body.
Since laser hair reduction uses a high amount of light on a small area of skin, people usually choose to get smaller areas of their body treated. Underarms, upper lips, bikini lines, are the most popular areas that we treat. The procedure is highly effective with long-term effects.
How laser hair reduction works
The laser hair reduction process is pretty simple. Here at AK Beautiful You, we specialize in using the Icon Pulsed Light Hair Reduction System. This revolutionary process provides treatment beyond the technology of traditional Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems. The Icon System allows us to treat most skin and hair types. IPL works by emitting a pulse of light into the hair follicles, safely heating and disabling the cells responsible for hair growth, and permanently “reducing” hair production. We recommend five treatments for successful results, which are usually done at intervals or four to 12 weeks.
What to expect at your appointment
Before each appointment, you’ll need to make sure the areas being treated are clean shaven. This will maximize the effectiveness of the laser and reduce the risk of any minor burns. Many clients describe the experience as feeling like having rubber bands snapped against your skin. The discomfort is very minor. However, as the amount of hair is reduced over time, the sensation will become more and more tolerable.
After your first appointment, it may take anywhere from two to three weeks to see the first signs of a difference. Once you’ve completed all your treatments, you’ll notice a significant change. It’s really important to be consistent with your appointments, because each hair follicle is at a different stage of growth. You need to make sure each follicle has been lasered effectively to ensure permanent reduction.
After each appointment, it’s normal to see some small red bumps and feel some heat in the treated area. You can treat the area with ice to reduce any discomfort, but it should be minimal.
Always choose a professional
If you’re considering laser hair reduction, it’s important that you choose a medical spa with a great reputation and experienced clinicians to ensure the treatment is administered correctly and effectively. Here at AK Beautiful You, our clinicians are able to advise you on all your beauty needs, from laser hair reduction to Botox, Juvéderm’s collection of fillers, chemical peels, and more. Our goal is to help you look as good as you feel to make you feel happy and confident for the summer season.
Ready to discuss your beauty goals? Contact us today.