Laser Hair Removal – What You Need to Know

If you’re tired with the hassle of shaving and waxing on a regular basis, and hate dealing with the nuisance of ingrown hairs and razor burn, laser hair removal might be and option to consider.
Laser hair removal has been around since the 90’s and is a safe and effective way to get rid of that unwanted hair on your face, arms, bikini line and more. Laser hair treatment works by targeting the hair follicle using light. The pigment in the follicle absorbs the light which destroys the hair. The darker and coarser the hair the better! Fine hair has less pigment therefore can’t absorb as much light whereas thicker hair can absorb a lot of light due to the dark pigment, making it a better candidate for laser hair treatment.
Waxing and shaving irritates skin surrounding the follicle and needs to be done more frequently. Not only does it irritate the skin but it isn’t a permanent solution to hair removal. Laser hair treatment provides a permanent solution and typically consists of 6-8 sessions 8-12 weeks apart depending on the area. The follicle is specifically targeted which means less irritation for the rest of your skin. Pricing varies depending on the clinic you choose to go to and how large the surface area being treated is.
Integrative Aesthetics covers all types of areas for laser hair removal such as:
Small areas include: Ears, Nose, Eyebrows, Areola, Chin, Front or Back of Neck, Sideburns, Cheeks, Hands, Feet, Basic Bikini, Belly Button line.
Medium areas include: Lip and Chin, Chin and jawline, Shoulders, Upper Arms, Lower Arms, Upper Legs, Lower Legs, Extended Bikini, Underarms.
Large areas include: Brazilian, Full Face, Abdomen, Chest, Buttocks, Full Arms, Full Back, Full Legs.

According to The Hair Removal Forum, “Generally, laser hair removal is not much more painful than waxing, though the sensation is different. With each pulse, the feeling resembles a rubber band snapping against the skin for a quick second. Pain is only felt while laser is hitting the skin and doesn’t last.” It is recommended to shave the skin 1-2 days before your scheduled appointment so the follicle specifically can be targeted and not the growing hair above it. You should expect shedding of the hair treated about 3 weeks post-operative appointment. After your session exfoliating and scrubbing gently in the shower is recommended to speed up the shedding process.
If you feel that laser hair removal is right for you, support local and check out Integrative Aesthetics, Medicine and Laser removal! Located in Carmel, Indiana to schedule an appointment. They take a smarter, whole body approach to health care.