Top 5 Questions About Laser Hair Removal

Laser Removal

Top 5 Questions About Laser Hair Removal

It's no secret that it can be a pain (literally) to keep shaving and waxing. That’s why many people are now turning to laser hair removal. So, before you book your next appointment, read up on everything there is to know about laser hair removal.

1. How does laser hair removal work?

As the name suggests, laser hair removal is all about the laser which emits light to target pigments in the hair. The light energy is then converted into heat which damages the hair follicles, preventing the follicles from growing new hair.

2. Is it painful?

No. While targeting your hair/skin with a laser sounds painful, it actually isn’t. Because it’s so quick, laser hair removal is virtually painless.

3. Are there side effects?

The most you’ll have to worry about is possible redness or swelling on the targeted area, maybe even red bumps. To ease this, try using hydrocortisone cream and try to stay out of the sun for the first 24 hours after your treatment.

4. How long does it take to see a difference?

Laser hair removal is a commitment; you’ll likely have to go in for more than one treatment to get the full effect. This is because hair grows in cycles, so you should treat a specific area at least five to six times to reduce at least 75% of hair growth. You’ll start seeing a difference in about 2-3 weeks after your first treatment. It’ll take about 8-12 for the full result.

5. How do I prepare before the treatment?

Shave the area you’re getting lasered about 24 hours before your appointment. Removing most of the hair will help the technician see the hair follicles, as well as reduce the chance of skin burning. Never, however, wax or pluck before a laser hair removal treatment.

Ready to book your appointment?

If so, and if you’re in the Raleigh, NC area, then check out rēnu med spa. Our laser hair removal treatments are super-quick and virtually painless. So call us today at 919-301-8708 to book an appointment!