Has constantly shaving, tweezing, and waxing started to get old? While traditional hair removal methods are effective enough, they don’t tend to last very long, and some of them can be downright uncomfortable. At Soza Clinic in Bedford, Winnsboro, and Richardson, TX, we provide laser hair removal so you can break the cycle of constantly keeping up with your unwanted hair.
How Many Sessions of Laser Hair Removal Should You Get?
The reason a laser hair removal series can be helpful is due to how hair grows. The human body has more hair follicles than you may think, and to complicate matters, hair tends to grow in cycles. By delivering a series of treatments, each one spaced apart depending on your hair growth, we have the best chance of giving you thorough, even, and lasting results.
Your goals and your needs will help us determine how many treatments should be included in your series. Many patients can get excellent, lasting results from a series of five to nine treatments, but this can vary individually. We want the best success for your treatment, so we’ll work together with you and come up with a plan that works for your needs and your schedule.
The length of your appointments will also vary depending on the area we’re treating. Patients that come in to have their chin, jaw, or upper lip treated may find that their appointment can be completed in less than ten minutes. Larger areas will naturally take a bit longer. The legs or back, for instance, may take between 30 to 45 minutes. Patients who have larger areas treated may enjoy listening to some music or an audiobook to pass the time.
Once we finish your consultation, we’ll be able to give you a better idea of how long your treatments will take. Since these treatments don’t require any downtime, they tend to be very easy to fit into modern, busy schedules.
Just because we recommend a treatment series doesn’t mean you have to wait months to see any results. In many cases, patients can begin to notice their hair thinning and falling out in as little as a week after their first appointment. These initial results can be very encouraging, and a series will help make sure those results look good in the long run.
How It Works
We want you to have the opportunity to explain what you want from your treatment. We also want you to feel comfortable sharing any questions or concerns you have with us. That’s why a consultation is the first step toward getting your treatment. Once we finish your consultation, we can talk about your first appointment and your treatment series.
How the treatment itself works by targeting your hair follicles. The laser will ignore your skin and deliver gentle heat energy into the targeted follicles. As the follicles absorb this heat, it will break them down from the inside. This will permanently reduce or eliminate their ability to grow new hair, which means you get to enjoy smooth, lasting results.
Before your appointment, we may ask that you avoid plucking or waxing the hair you’d like to treat. Plucking and waxing usually remove the hair right at its base, which means the laser wouldn’t have any way to accurately target your follicles. Other than that, we can give you personalized advice when you come in to visit us.
What Other Benefits Does Laser Removal Offer?
Some lasers are only able to target specific hair types and skin tones. We’re pleased to use a laser device that can treat a range of skin tones and hair types. This allows us to help as many clients as possible achieve their aesthetic goals.
This is often considered a “lunch break” treatment, and for good reason! Laser hair removal is very common and widely considered to be a simple, safe process. A treatment that is considered safe, effective, and fast makes for a wonderful investment.
If you think of how long it takes to get that perfect daily shave or get yourself waxed, it really adds up over time. When you permanently reduce your hair growth, you can free up that time and spend it on things that matter much more than hair removal.
Let’s talk about ingrown hairs. Almost anyone who’s ever shaved or waxed has dealt with them at some point, and some people are more prone to them than others. They can often be painful, and they also affect the texture and appearance of the skin. Shaving is one of the most common methods that can cause ingrown hairs, but waxing can cause them too if the hair isn’t pulled out at the root.
Thankfully, laser removal doesn’t cause ingrown hairs. Even better, it is often used as a treatment for this painful condition.
It can be very challenging to make last-minute plans, so when something comes up and you find yourself in a rush, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is squeezing in a quick shave before you run out the door. Treating unwanted hair can give you a greater sense of spontaneity, and more time to enjoy and live in the moment.
There are so many benefits laser hair removal can offer. Seeking out professional hair removal with cutting-edge technology helps set you up for lasting success. We’re proud to offer our clients an option that’s flexible and effective, and we believe it’s crucial that our patients are comfortable with their options. We have the necessary experience to help you understand what to expect and what options you have, so you can get the results you want.
What Areas Can I Have Treated?
The legs are quite popular to treat, as they are one of the most common areas to regularly shave or wax. Shaving the legs can take a while, and it can get very tedious over time. Trying to rush it could lead to an accidental cut or a whole section of missed hair, and if you’re tired and want to skip shaving altogether, you’ll have to deal with the stubble instead.
Waxing does last longer, but it doesn’t last forever. If you wax yourself, you still have to take your time to make sure the wax isn’t too hot, and that your application is correct so it actually works. If you have your legs waxed professionally, that still regularly takes time out of your schedule. Permanent hair reduction through laser hair removal can finally offer a lasting solution for your unwanted leg hair.
Some patients want to have their forearms treated, but the underarms are a popular area to target as well. Getting rid of this hair means you don’t have to worry about shaving before you wear your favorite sleeveless shirt, or hit the beach.
Some patients also find that treating this area offers an extra unexpected benefit. Since underarm hair can trap odor and sweat, permanently reducing the hair may help improve body odor.
For those with sensitive skin, waxing this area may be just too irritating. If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, you may find the bikini area is especially difficult to shave without resulting in that painful condition. If you prefer to groom the bikini area, laser removal can make it much easier and less stressful.
Clients of any gender can benefit from permanent hair reduction, so if you find yourself with unwanted back hair, we’d be happy to help. Back hair can be tricky to deal with. It’s pretty challenging to see what you’re doing if you try to wax or shave it yourself, which could lead to incomplete results. By reducing hair growth back there, you can have improved peace of mind knowing that the hair is taken care of.
Chest hair can be tricky to shave as it may be too thick for a razor, or you may simply not want to deal with stubble on your chest in-between shaving. This can be a sensitive area as well, so waxing regularly may not be appealing. Laser removal can be used for this area to help you maintain your grooming with ease.
Our laser system is versatile and powerful. If you would like to treat an area that you don’t see listed here, feel free to ask us. We would be happy to let you know if laser removal is a good fit for your needs.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best way to know if you’re a good candidate is to set up an appointment so you can meet with us. We’ll talk about your options and expectations, and can answer any remaining questions you have. Contact us at Soza Clinic in Bedford, Winnsboro, and Richardson, TX, today to take the first step towards hair reduction that truly lasts!