Hey guys! Are you sick and tired of spending countless hours shaving? Do you dread those painful waxing appointments (Ouch!)? If you’re looking for a more long term, less painful hair removal solution, then laser is the answer! When getting treatments for laser hair removal, you’ll want to avoid sun exposure in those areas. That makes now the perfect time to start treatments, so you are hair-free and ready for swim season. Let’s take a closer look at the process…
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
At our Tampa laser hair removal spa, we apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to make the procedure more comfortable. Don’t let that scare you. We swear it’s not that painful. Next, we target the unwanted follicles of hair by sending a short laser beam to the root. The laser is pulsed for a millisecond which emits a beam of light onto the skin. The light energy passes through the skin but is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft. The laser works by disabling hair in the active growth stage at the time of treatment.
Since not all hair follicles are in the same stage of growth at the exact same time, additional treatments are necessary. Typically, three to five treatments at four to six-week intervals will do the trick. Please note, treatment time will vary based on the area of hair removal, as results are based on skin tone, hair follicles, and the growth stage.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Around three to ten days after treatment, hairs will begin to surface. Don’t get disappointed. Many of these hairs are from follicles that were treated which are now “falling out”. It is not re-growth. We repeat. It is not re-growth. However, you will still see hairs that were not in the ideal stage of hair growth, and therefore, went untreated by the laser. Annoying as it is, it’s important to not wax, pluck, or bleach those hairs. Shaving is okay…hallelujah.
From small areas such as the back of the neck or beard shaping to full body laser treatments, we make the laser hair removal process as quick and easy as possible. For more information or to schedule a free men’s laser hair removal consultation at our South Tampa Med Spa, please give us a call at (813) 839-4141.