Have you ever heard the phrase ‘unwanted hair?’ Chances are you’re saying to yourself, ‘Yes, I have some!’ Hair is such a funny thing, we want more of it in some areas, and less-to-no hair in others. This quest for no hair gets troublesome due to time spent shaving, burning your skin with depilatories, and home waxing jobs gone wrong—all of which are only temporary fixes. Let Seaside Skin Care help you permanently reduce the unwanted hair on your body through Laser Hair Removal.
What is LHR?
Laser Hair Removal (LHR) reduces unwanted hair permanently through the use of a laser. Hair growth patterns change with age. Whether it’s hair you’ve always had, or hair you’ve acquired over time, LHR could be an option for you. The laser works on follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of the treatment, so several treatments are necessary to get the follicles during their growth phase. We typically recommend a series of 3 to 6 treatments, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.
How does it work?
The laser uses the transfer of energy in the form of the laser light. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts it to heat. The heat loosens the hair and disables the cell from producing new hair. Simply put, the laser causes localized damage to the hair by selectively heating the dark pigment in the follicle, leaving the rest of the skin untouched.
What are the treatment areas?
At Seaside Skin Care, we use the ‘gold-standard’ Cutera CoolGlide because not all lasers are created equal! With the CoolGlide, we’re able to treat even tanned skin. We can treat all skin tones and types with this best-on-the-market laser hair removal system. While LHR does work most effectively on darker hair and lighter skin, a complimentary consultation prior to treatment is recommended so we can put together a treatment plan specific to you. Treatment areas include face, legs, arms, underarms, back, bikini line, and chest. We prefer no suntan in the area that is being treated, and only shaving prior to the treatment. It’s best to stay away from waxing and tweezing for at least 6 months prior.
What to expect during and after a treatment?
The CoolGlide sends out bursts of cold air with each laser pulse. Most patients report a sensation of heat or stinging, so this cold air really increases the comfort of the treatment. At Seaside Skin Care we can vary the intensity of the treatment for your comfort as well. After a treatment the area could be slightly red, and may feel like a mild sunburn. It’s important to use sunscreen if the area has to be exposed to the sun.
If you’re interested in shedding that unwanted hair for good, call us for a complimentary consultation for LHR. Take back that time you spend shaving in the shower! LIKE us on Facebook to see exclusive Facebook only Promotions and Giveaways. Thank you! (949) 276-2777