Unsightly body and facial hair can be frustrating, especially during the summer months when your skin is supposed to shine. It isn’t always easy to cover it up, and waxing, plucking, shaving, and other methods can be time-consuming and ineffective.
At DiStefano Medical Spa, our care team is dedicated to helping clients in Chattanooga, Tennessee, achieve healthy, beautiful skin. Our commitment includes helping you feel good about the skin you’re in with laser therapy.
Read on to learn about how laser hair removal now can help you be pool-ready by summer!
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently reduce or eliminate unwanted facial or body hair. For the best results possible, our team members target the cells of protein that support hair growth.
These cells are located below the surface of your skin at the root of your follicles. When we train our lasers on them, it blasts them away without damaging your skin. The result? An effective treatment that reduces hair growth, giving you the smooth, pool-ready skin you’ve been longing to have.
What areas can laser hair removal treat?
Lasers can safely remove unwanted hair from most areas of your body. With a few treatments, you’ll have the smooth skin you’ve always wanted. Some of the most common treatment areas include:
- Arms and legs
- Back and chest
- Bikini area
Before your treatments begin, our care team evaluates your skin and hair and then works with you to understand where you want to eliminate unwanted hair, so you get the results you want.
How long do laser treatments take?
How long your laser treatments take depends on the area being treated, how much hair you have, and the contrast in color between your hair and skin. A small area, like the upper lip, might only take one to two minutes, while removing hair from your back could take about an hour.
Can I remove all unwanted hair in one session?
Hair grows in cycles, so it isn’t possible to remove all unwanted hair in only one session. Our team are experts in performing laser hair removal and will let you know in advance how many treatment sessions you’re likely to need for optimal results. Most clients need four to eight monthly laser treatments to achieve the best results.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal stops new hair growth, meaning you’ll see results that last. Sometimes, however, different things can cause some new hair to grow back. For example, major changes in hormone levels can affect hair growth.
But even if you do see some regrowth, your new hair will be much thinner than before your laser treatment. A quick touchup appointment can eradicate light hair growth for more permanent results.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The vast majority of our clients say that laser hair removal isn’t painful. But at DiStefano Medical Spa, we know everyone is different and has a unique sensitivity and tolerance to touch. What’s more? The way laser hair removal feels can depend on the sensitivity of the area being treated.
Some people describe the feeling of laser hair removal as a tingling or tickling sensation. Others say it feels a bit like the quick snap of a small rubber band. Depending on the area and how much hair you have removed, your skin can be a little irritated after your treatment session though this resolves quickly.
Ready to have pool-ready skin by summer?
If you want to have pool-ready skin that’s hair-free by summer, now is the time to start with laser hair removal. The care team at DiStefano Medical Spa is here to help you look your best with our complete lineup of aesthetic services. We take the time to listen to your overall goals to help design a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Contact our Chattanooga office, or book an appointment online now to have silky, smooth skin by summer!