Are you tired or shaving, waxing and tweezing your unwanted hair? Just to have to do it again a week or two later. Shaving may be the quickest and painless option, but you are only getting rid of the hair on the surface. That is why your hair naturally grows back the next day or two depending on how fast your hair grows. Tweezing and waxing removes the hair from the root, which slows down the regrowth time, but you will see it begin to grow back in a week or so.
Is there a more permanent option to get rid of this unwanted hair? If you are looking for a permanent solution it is time to ditch the razors and wax. Laser hair removal is the most popular procedure for hair removal and the results speak for themselves. Depending on the person and the pigment of their skin and color of their hair, laser hair removal has given lasting results for months and even years for some. It works best on light complexions with darker hair.
Continue reading to learn more about how the process works, and what to expect from your laser hair removal procedure.
Laser Hair Removal (with BBL)
Unlike shaving and waxing, laser hair removal targets the hair follicle. Thus, damaging the follicle using a high-heat laser light which helps stop new hair growth. The Broad Band Light (BBL) machine by Sciton uses a range of wavelengths as targeted treatment for hair removal and other skin conditions. What sets this technology apart from other devices is the way it sends multiple lower fluence pulses at a high repetition rate. This provides safe, fast, effective and comfortable results.
What deters many potential laser hair removal clients is the pain or discomfort of the treatment. Fortunately, with the BBL machine by Sciton this is something you need not fear. This is the most comfortable treatment available due to the cooled sapphire plate on the handpiece. This provides a continuous cooling sensation even at maximum power, which keeps the skin cool and comfortable before, during and after treatment.
Laser hair removal is not a one time process and it does require multiple sessions for the best and long lasting results. Most professionals recommend 2 to 6 sessions for optimal removal. The treatment itself can last anywhere from minutes, when only treating a small area like the upper lip, to over an hour when doing areas like the legs. After your first treatment, you can expect 10% to 25% hair reduction. After all required sessions, when and if hair begins growing back there will be less growth, as well as finer and lighter in color.
Most Commonly Treated Areas
Laser hair removal is not an exclusive treatment only for females. Men utilize this treatment on many areas of the body as well. Laser can be used on all parts of the body and face excluding the eye area.
The most common areas of treatment for men:
The most common areas of treatment for women:
- Bikini line/ Brazilian
- Face (upper lip, chin, sideburns)
Other Benefits From the Sciton BBL
The BBL machine is not only used for laser hair removal, but also targets many other skin conditions. This all in one machine helps reverse signs of aging, acne, loss of firmness, as well as sun damage. It is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market associated with treating conditions of aging, active life-styles, and sun damage.
Some of the concerns that can be treated by the BBL are:
- Freckles and age spots
- Small blood vessels and rosacea
- Acne and scars
- Aging Skin
- Loss of firmness
If you are in search of any of these treatments or want to book a consultation in the South Florida area, contact Glamor Medical. Alena Kuneff, MMS, PA-C is the owner of this Florida based Med Spa and she offers the best treatments with the highest quality and results.
10 thoughts on “Is Laser Hair Removal The Best Hair Removal Option?”
I had no idea the laser could be used for more than just hair removal! This is great! I think I need to try it.
It’s amazing how technology advances and how it helps us do so much, even when it comes to skincare. This was a cool read.
I would love to have this treatment. It would be so nice to not ever have to shave.
This is interesting. I always wanted to try laser hair removal. I have heard good things about BBL so that’s an added plus.
I’ve been doing laser hair removal for the past 2 weeks. I haven’t seen much of a difference yet.
Do you know if it affects Vitilago in anyway when you are removing hairs that are on top of pigment loss spots?
Brilliant article. Very informative
Given the advantages of laser hair removal, it’s easy to conclude that it’s indeed the best option to get the job done.
I wouldn’t mind having this done. It’s annoying to constantly have to maintain.
I don’t think I could cope with laser removal. My friend used it for his facial hair, but I’m just too scared!