Why Laser Hair Removal Is the Preferred Choice for Long-Lasting Hair Removal

  • posted: Apr. 20, 2023

Many people want to remove hair from specific areas of the body. There are many reasons to desire hair removal and there are many methods that can achieve smooth and hair-free skin. However, when it comes to long-lasting hair removal, laser treatments stand above the rest. No other treatment offers the same longevity of results or the same convenience of treatment.

At Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, we love offering laser hair removal services because of the benefits that this service offers to our patients. We can help our patients save money each month on hair removal products and give them back hours of the time that they would have spent shaving. We can help you learn more about why laser hair removal is the preferred choice for many people with unwanted hair.

What Is Laser Removal?

Laser hair removal is a gentle and long-lasting treatment that uses a concentrated beam of light called a laser to remove unwanted hair. During this type of semi-permanent hair removal treatment, the device is placed on the skin where it emits a specific wavelength of light. This light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and heats the follicle. This damages the follicle and inhibits future growth.

Laser hair removal can be performed on even the smallest and most sensitive areas of the body including the bikini area, armpits, and face. It can also be used on larger areas such as the chest, arms, legs, or back.

While laser treatments offer permanent hair reduction, you may still have hair growth in the treated areas, even after multiple rounds of treatment. These hairs are often lighter and can be effectively treated with maintenance appointments.

What Makes Laser Hair Removal the Preferred Choice?

Effectiveness

Laser hair removal can be one of the most effective treatments if you are looking for longevity. While most hair removal treatments may only be able to offer you a few weeks of smooth skin at most, laser hair removal treatments can last much longer. Also, because we use multiple different hair removal devices such as the Apogee Elite, Lumenis Lightsheer Duet, and InMode Diolaze, we can effectively treat many different areas, many different skin tones, and many different skin colors.

Convenience

In addition to being effective, laser hair removal services offer convenience for our patients, too. While you will need to schedule several treatments to achieve the hair reduction that you want, once completed you won’t have to worry about constantly shaving or waxing your hair. With professional laser hair removal, you will simply spend a short time in our office and then be able to return to your normal activities.

Cost and Time Effectiveness

The cost of purchasing shaving, waxing, or other hair removal supplies can add up over time. It can also take up a lot of time to constantly have to battle unwanted hair. With laser hair removal, you will be able to invest in treatments that can allow you to stop buying products and start having more time in the morning for other things.

Comfort Level of the Treatment

While some hair removal methods such as shaving aren’t necessarily uncomfortable, others such as waxing can be painful, especially in sensitive areas. Laser hair removal treatments can be more comfortable for many people, especially since many devices are equipped with cooling technology that can reduce sensation. Topical numbing cream can also be used to make it even more comfortable.

If you are tired of razor burn, ingrown hairs, and razor bumps in sensitive areas, laser hair removal service can also provide you with more comfort after your treatment.

Long-Term Benefits

Laser treatments are as close to permanent hair removal as possible. After your professional laser hair removal sessions, you will be able to enjoy benefits that are much longer-term than shaving or waxing.

Wide Range of Treatment Areas

While laser hair removal isn’t recommended around the eye area, it can be used on any other area of the body. From the small area on your upper lip to your legs, we can treat it all with our laser devices.

What to Expect From the Laser Hair Removal Process

If you decide during your consultation that laser hair removal is right for you, you can prepare for your treatment. Before you come in for your appointment at Gold Skin Care Center, you will need to shave the area that you want to be treated so that the hair above the skin doesn’t absorb the light energy. Instead, you want it to absorb deep in the skin where the follicle is. You should also keep lotions or perfumes off of your skin.

Next, we will apply the topical anesthetic if desired and prepare the area for treatment. Depending on the device being used, we may apply a cooling gel to the skin. Next, the laser treatment will begin. You may feel a tingling sensation or something similar to a rubber band hitting the skin.

The hairs in the treatment area may start to shed over the next week or two. Your skin may be sensitive after your appointment, so don’t expose it to too much heat or UV rays until it heals. After four to six weeks, you will be able to schedule another appointment to treat the next round of actively growing hair follicles.

Laser Hair Removal in Nashville, TN

Laser hair removal is one of the most preferred methods for removing unwanted hair and for good reason. Between its convenience, effectiveness, and longevity, it can provide you with a solution that is much better than having to shave every few days. If you are interested in our laser hair removal services at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, call us today at (615) 625-6338 or fill out an online form.