Laser hair removal provides patients with a safe and effective way to permanently eliminate unwanted hair. This treatment method utilizes a potent laser mechanism to penetrate the skin and reach underlying hair follicles, which are disabled by the strength of the laser beam. Given the size of treatment area and thickness of hair, many patients see results after just one or two sessions. To maximize benefits, most dermatology specialists suggest at least three to five laser hair removal sessions.
- Laser hair removal is more successful than other hair removal procedures.
A significant reason why many patients choose laser hair removal is because of its long-term effects. Waxing, plucking, or shaving may provide immediate results, but hair follicles remain active after each treatment. In a matter of days or weeks, the unwanted hair resurfaces, forcing continual upkeep of these hair removal techniques. However, laser hair removal slows down hair growth after the very first session. After a matter of weeks or months, patients will happily notice minimal or zero hair growth.
- Laser hair removal is more cost effective than other hair removal procedures.
When you use treatment methods such as waxing or shaving, you’re not only inconvenienced by the repetitive nature of these hair removal techniques—you’re also paying for the resources or services to administer them. Though laser hair removal constitutes a larger initial investment, it ultimately becomes more cost effective than other hair removal methods.
- Laser hair removal is more aesthetically satisfying than other hair removal procedures.
Waxing, plucking, and shaving do not make hair growth sparser or finer. In fact, hair typically comes back as thick, uncomfortable stubble or painful ingrown hairs. Yet, laser hair removal immediately causes diminishing hair growth after just one treatment. Moreover, the new hair returns thinner and lighter. Therefore, as you wait for the permanent results of laser hair removal to take hold, you will benefit from its short-term effects as well.
If you are considering laser hair removal, Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado can help. Our dermatologists offer a wide range of cosmetic and medical spa procedures, including laser hair removal, Botox, and facial peels. To schedule an appointment at our Denver-area facility, please call (303) 350-4600.