Thousands of Nashville residents have undergone safe laser hair removal procedures to permanently unburden themselves of the need to constantly shave, pluck, relax to remove unwanted facial or body hair. These tedious activities can come to an end for you with just a few laser procedures.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a type of cosmetic procedure that has become one of the most commonly-performed treatments in the United States. It works through the use of a laser that transmits focused wavelengths of light that is absorbed by the hair follicles, specifically the melanin or pigment-producing part of your hair. The light energy is converted into heat that destroys the hair bulb and the ability of the hair follicle to produce hair in the future.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Patients require multiple treatment sessions for permanently removing hair. The number required will vary, based upon the patient and size of the treatment area. You may need anywhere from three to seven treatments in Nashville. The reason for this is that each hair follicle grows in a unique hair cycle. The laser needs a hair shaft to be present for proper treatment. A follicle in a dormant cycle has shed its hair, so it cannot be treated until it moves into a growth cycle.
What to Do Before Your Treatment
You should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, or any form of UV radiation, for two weeks before and after your laser hair removal procedure. This could interfere with the treatment process or your recovery.
You should also avoid undergoing any other type of laser treatment in the area of treatment until you recover. Do not shave, pluck, or wax in the treatment area for six weeks before your procedure because the laser equipment needs hair present for proper targeting.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal in Nashville?
We can help make this determination at your consultation with our team at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN. Although laser hair removal is extremely safe, it is not always the best treatment option for everyone. Considerations like your complexion and the body part that you want treated are factors that go into making this decision. If you have decided to go forward with the procedure, you need to have realistic expectations and achievable goals.
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