According to research, women spend approximately 72 days or 1,728 hours shaving their legs over their lifetime. Whereas, men spend around 45 days or 1080 hours shaving their neck and beard over their lifetime. Waxing and shaving are not only a mess but extremely time-consuming.
Perhaps you are a woman who wants to get rid of hair on your legs or underarms. Or maybe you are a man who wants a smooth chest or back? At Estetiq, we perform laser hair removal to give you the smooth body that you have been dreaming of for a long time.
What Parts of the Body are Ideal for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser removal can safely and effectively remove hair from the following body parts –
- Bikini Line
- Face except the eye area
Is Laser Hair Removal Effective from the First Session?
Well, no. Laser hair removal won’t remove all the unwanted hair at the first session itself. This is because your hair strands are at different growth stages – some could be in a shedding phase, some at rest, and others in a growing phase. Laser hair removal treatment works best on hair strands that are in the growth phase, which is around 1/3rd of your hair.
Most people require around 2-6 sessions of hair removal treatments to enjoy smooth skin free of hair. There will be a waiting period between two treatment sessions as new hair appears and reaches the growth stage.
Areas such as your upper lip usually experience fast hair growth, allowing you to schedule your appointments 4-8 weeks apart. For areas such as your back where the hair grows slowly, appointments can be scheduled 2-3 months apart.
How does Laser Hair Removal Treatment work to Remove Unwanted Hair?
Hair follicles are situated just below your skin and they are responsible for generating new hair strands. Destroying the hair follicles will temporarily disable hair production.
Laser hair removal treatment leverages high-heat laser beams as a gentle form of radiation. A handheld device releases laser beams that heat up and effectively damage the hair follicles. Laser hair removal treatment works by heating the hair follicles to prevent new hair strands from growing. This will put the hair follicles in a dormant state for a longer period than with waxing and shaving. When during the new growth phase, the hair strands start growing back, they will be finer, fewer in number, and lighter. Laser treatments aim at reducing hair growth in a given area. You won’t get permanent results only after a session of laser treatment.
Tweezing, waxing and shaving remove hair strands from above the skin surface while laser hair removal treatment works by targeting and destroying hair follicles. Laser therapy works best for dark hairs on light skin tones as the radiation targets hair melanin as well as hair follicles. Even if some hair strands are not removed, their appearance will be reduced due to the lightening of their color. Some hair strands may also shed after a few days of the first laser treatment session.
Laser hair removal treatment is generally a quick process. Areas like your upper lip may hardly take 10 minutes while larger areas like your chest or back will take longer.
Even though laser hair removal has a high success rate, the hair follicles will eventually heal someday resulting in new hair growth. The hair growth will definitely be lesser and lighter than before but you must undergo multiple laser treatment sessions to ensure a smooth body throughout.
Do I Need Follow-Up Sessions?
Follow-up sessions are important to make the most out of your laser hair removal treatment. The number of follow-up sessions required will vary from individual to individual. Usually, most people need around 6-8 sessions of laser therapy spaced out by 6-10 weeks. The full laser treatment cycle may take several months to complete depending on your natural hair growth rate.
After each session, the hair growth will reduce and the new hair will be lighter in both color and texture. You will experience about a 10-25% reduction in your hair growth after the first session itself. The rate of reduction will keep improving with the number of sessions.
Moreover, for the best results, you will require occasional maintenance sessions to prevent the hair follicles from regenerating. After completing the full cycle of your laser treatment, you may need maintenance sessions 1-2 times a year depending on your personal needs.
If you are touching up only a few areas where you are experiencing new hair growth, then your maintenance sessions will be shorter.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment at Estetiq
Our laser hair removal process leverages the latest technology to deliver results that are for life. You won’t see any hair on the laser-treated areas for months and even years. With our maintenance sessions, we will ensure that you enjoy buttery smooth skin for years.
Talk to our trained and certified laser technicians today to step into the skin that feels softer than ever without that unwanted hair.