Laser hair removal is an excellent option for people who want smooth, hairless skin without shaving, plucking, or waxing. At Soza Clinic in Richardson, Bedford, and Winnsboro, TX, we specialize in this treatment using cutting-edge tools for lasting results.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
Results will vary depending on how thick your hair is, how dark it is, and your skin tone, so it’s a good idea to consult with our team to put together a smart game plan for you and your needs. Generally, people start to see noticeably thinner or less dense hair immediately.
Most people need between two to six sessions to thoroughly remove all of the hair. Once you’ve finished your sessions, you can expect to enjoy hair-free skin for a maximum of up to a few years, although it could be several months to a year. Since these results will change depending on your personal circumstances, we encourage you to speak with our team.
If, or when, your hair does come back, most people find that it’s substantially sparser and easier to manage than it was before. You can always return for touch-up sessions to maintain your perfectly smooth, flawless look. Alternatively, some people find that they can pluck or shave the little hair they have left.
Ideally, you’ll want to come in for your initial treatments every month to a month and a half. Spacing them out allows your skin to fully recover in between sessions. We will help you put together a treatment plan and schedule during your consultation.
Why Should You Consider This Treatment?
If you want long-term results and the stress-free convenience of not having to shave, wax, or pluck regularly, laser hair removal might be for you. Some people find waxing extremely unpleasant, and shaving can often leave razor-burn bumps on your skin.
Also, shaving, plucking, and waxing only work in the short term, making them more time-consuming and often less pleasant than a longer-term solution. If you’re sick of this endless cycle, this treatment could be for you.
How Does This Treatment Work?
First, our team consults you about your various options and puts together an actionable, smart plan to help you achieve your goals. We aim to ensure that you’re completely satisfied and comfortable with the treatment before we start. Then, we use our cutting-edge laser technology to focus on a specific area of your body.
Our lasers are able to identify and neutralize hair follicles. Although hair removal methods like shaving can eliminate the hair on the outside of your skin, they can’t destroy the follicle itself, which is responsible for generating more hair. Getting rid of the follicle means the skin in that area will remain smooth in the long run.
A Tried-and-True Process
Despite its effective nature, laser hair removal is non-invasive. At Soza Clinic, we’re able to gently but thoroughly neutralize the hair follicles using heat.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Although virtually anyone and everyone can get laser hair removal, some people are better candidates for treatment than others. Usually, those with darker hair and lighter skin see better results simply because the laser is able to differentiate between the skin and the hair follicle itself.
That doesn’t mean that fair-haired people or those with darker skin tones can’t get this treatment, and those with all skin tones are encouraged to have a consultation with our team. We can assess your specific needs and let you know our recommendations.
Other Factors That Come Into Play
For this treatment to be most successful, it’s a good idea for candidates to avoid sunbathing right before the treatment. Your skin needs to be as close to its natural color as possible. Additionally, you should put off getting this treatment done if you have any cuts or skin irritations.
Pregnant women might also want to hold off on having this treatment, and we are happy to discuss alternative options with you in a consultation. If you’re not pregnant or experiencing skin discomfort or irritations, people of all ages, genders, and skin tones are eligible for this treatment.
Most Popular Areas for Laser Hair Removal
While you can get this treatment almost anywhere on your body, there are a few places that top the charts for the most sought-after hair removal sites. These tend to be places that are either harder to shave or where hair grows very thick and prominently.
- Pubic area and bikini line
- Various places on the face
- Chest and Back
- Feet and toes
Preparing Yourself For Your Lasering Appointment
You can take specific steps before your lasering appointment to ensure the greatest success. These things can help you have the smoothest and best results possible. During your initial consultation, we’ll also take about steps that could be unique to you.
Cut Back on Your Retinol
Retinol can cause photosensitivity in the skin, which might make the treatment less successful, so cut retinol products out of your regimen a few days before visiting our office. Retinol can show up in body creams, but you’ll find it in many face and eye creams. You can resume your retinol regimen a few days after treatment.
Limit Your Beach Time
Since it’s challenging to laser tanned or sunburned skin, try to limit your beach time and sun exposure right before your session. It’s important for your skin to be as close to its natural color as possible. If you do go out in the sun, remember to use ample SPF or wear long, billowy clothes to cover your body and a sunhat to protect your face. Avoid visiting tanning beds right before your session, too.
Shave in Advance
You need freshly shaved skin on your treatment day. Consider shaving some areas a day or two before, especially if they’re in spots prone to razor burn. Underarms and bikini lines can develop razor burn if the shave is too fresh. Additionally, it’s not a good idea to pluck your hair.
Taking these steps will help you have the best experience and start seeing some major results almost right away.
Make the Most of Your Treatment
Stay Out of the Sun
Sunlight can impact your skin at the best of times, and it’s even more important to protect yourself after a skin treatment. Try to avoid exposing newly lasered skin to direct sun. For those who opt for body hair removal services, this should be relatively easy, as lightweight and soft clothing provides an excellent barrier between the sun and your treated skin.
If you had the hair removed from your face, consider applying very strong sunscreen and wearing a large hat to provide your skin with ample shade. Additionally, avoid tanning beds. Staying out of the sun for up to six weeks will generally leave you with better results.
Avoid Scented Lotions and Deodorants
Scented lotions can irritate your skin, so it’s good to use hypoallergenic products without any harsh scents or chemicals in them. Similarly, avoid using tanning creams during this time. If you have the treatment done on your face, avoid using makeup right away, also.
Those who laser their underarms should stay away from deodorants for a day or so. Many deodorants, even unscented ones, can cause irritation. Although you can clean your body, stay away from body scrubs.
Let Your Face Breathe
Intense face creams, exfoliants, and acne treatments can also interact unfavorably with your freshly lasered skin at this time, so wait at least a day before getting into your regular regimen again. If you have any questions about specific products, talk to our team during the consultation.
You can wash your face with a gentle cleanser and use a non-scented, good moisturizer. Doing so will help keep your skin fresh and dewy without irritating the lasered area.
Stop the Shaving Cycle and Enjoy Smooth Skin for Good
If you’re ready to set down the razor and enjoy baby-soft, hairless skin, we’re here to help. We offer state-of-the-art laser hair removal services and are happy to provide you with a pressure-free consultation. Call Soza Clinic in Richardson, Bedford, and Winnsboro, TX, at 972-994-1628 to get started.