Without a doubt one of the most requested treatments here at Honolulu MedSpa is laser hair removal, it’s also one of our highlighted treatments for this month’s specials! But we’ve also found it’s one that people have many questions about. Here are some of the most common inquiries from our patients who are interested in the procedure, which might help you if you’re considering Laser Hair Removal for yourself:
What exactly is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a process that uses targeted laser pulses to disable hair follicles from producing hair in a specific area. The lasers target the pigmentation of individual hairs while not touching the surrounding skin. The light is converted into heat therapy, which is what disables the follicle.
Why do I need multiple treatments?
Hair grows in cycles, and these cycles are not necessarily synced up. Even in the same area of the body, some follicles will be a production cycle in a given moment while other follicles are lying dormant. Laser technology most effectively targets active follicles to disable them. That means that, since not all your follicles are active at the same time, several treatments are usually required to cover all the follicles during active periods.
Which type of treatment will work best for me?
Every body is different, and every person’s hair is different. There are many types of lasers that are effective on different pigmentation levels of skin and hair, and no one technology is best for everybody. The best way to determine which treatment will best work for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our team to learn about your options and develop of personalized treatment plan.
I’ve heard that some skin or hair colors aren’t good candidates for laser hair removal, is this true?
Not anymore! For a long time laser technology was not able to treat all hair pigments equally well, but there have been major advances in recent years that allow practitioners to treat unwanted body hair in all candidates. The key, again, is developing a personalized treatment plan to best suit your body individually.
Is laser hair removal painful?
It used to be an uncomfortable process, but those same advances in technology that have made treating different types of pigment possible have made the process a lot more more comfortable. The key to comfort is choosing a highly skilled and reputable medical spa practice who will be able to work with you personally, answering your questions, making knowledgeable recommendations, and using the latest in FDA approved treatments. Older technologies or less experienced practitioners may result in a less comfortable procedure, so make sure to do your research before proceeding with any treatment.
At Honolulu MedSpa, we’re proud to offer Virtually Painless Hair Removal – featuring the top performing technology and expertly trained staff. We make our patients’ care and comfort our chief priority and will help develop a plan tailored to you to help you remove unwanted hair in the most cost, time, and technologically effective way possible.
If you have questions about laser hair removal, let us know! We love answering questions and helping patients get the information they need to make the best decisions. Call us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your questions and concerns about this or any of our other treatments.
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