The Lowdown on Laser Hair Removal

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

laser hair removal patientYou spend time washing it, styling it and even coloring it to create a look you’re proud to wear. As you age, it often thins out—causing you to obsess over ways to help restore it. But it’s presence on areas other than your head can be unsightly to your appearance. What are we talking about? Hair, of course.

For something as simple as hair, it sure does take up a lot of unnecessary time. If you spend hours shaving, plucking and waxing away your unwanted body hair, we have a solution for you. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we can eliminate hair with a laser hair removal treatment.

When to Consider Treatment

The great thing about laser hair removal is its effectiveness on both men and women alike. Our female patients tend to seek out this treatment for their underarms, legs and bikini line, while men look to it for the removal of their chest and back hair.

Laser hair removal works well on pretty much any area where you are dealing with unwanted hair. Whether you desire bare skin on the entirety of your legs or a hairless upper lip, this treatment can provide you with amazing results.

While our laser hair removal system works with any skin type or texture, hair colors like white or blonde may be too light for the laser to pick up. If you are considering laser hair removal, it’s also important to note that use of tanning beds or self-tanners can compromise your skin and result in a less-effective hair reduction.

How it Works

When you come to Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, you get a certified cosmetic doctor who is trained in using the most advanced laser technology. Dr. Smith and her laser technician team use the LightSheer laser hair removal system to effectively transmit a range of pulse lengths to your skin—allowing your treatment to be completely customized to your individual needs.

This laser, called a diode laser, is extremely safe and versatile and works by delivering heat directly into the follicles. The damage not only makes your hair fall out of place, but it also makes it difficult for hair to regrow. For that reason, a laser hair removal treatment is considered a permanent solution to unwanted hair.

Treatment generally takes less than 30 minutes, and causes our patients very little discomfort. In fact, most people only experience a slight pricking or tingling sensation. You can expect any discomfort to subside within the few hours following your session.

Realistic Results

Laser treatments only target hair follicles that are actively growing. Since there are many different stages to your hair growth, you may require multiple treatments to reach your aesthetic goals. Generally, our patients receive 4-10 sessions, spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.

Once you reach your optimal results though, your hair reduction is permanent and will usually only require an occasional touch-up. To learn more about what laser hair removal can do for you, call Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics today at 952-460- 1970.

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