Who hasn’t heard of laser hair removal? Just about everyone has. You probably have a friend who has either had the procedure done or who has considered it. But for all that you hear about laser hair removal, there is still a lot you probably do not know. It can be a difficult thing to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to this innovative treatment.
Laser hair removal is designed to provide long-term hair removal and permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal offers a viable alternative to manual forms of hair removal, such as using razors, waxing kits or other manual means. It is a great way to say goodbye to the unwanted hair you have on your body permanently.
What makes laser hair removal so amazing is that it has the ability to target unwanted hair and keep that hair off of your body for an extended period of time. There is a chance that hair may start to grow again in the areas that were treated, however. If the hair does grow back, it will not be as thick and will not be as long as the hair was before treatment. That being said, for many people, the hair removal they receive is permanent.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles in your skin. It is important to note that you should not pluck or wax your hair in the days leading up to your treatment. Shaving is fine because shaving only cuts off the shaft of your hair and leaves the follicle intact. However, when you wax or when you pluck, you’re actually pulling out the follicle. If the follicle is gone, then there is nothing for the laser to treat.
Once the laser disables your hair follicles, they quit producing hair. Since your hair grows in a cyclical way and since there are certain hair follicles that are only active at certain times, you will need to have multiple treatment sessions at our office in order to achieve the desired results.
If you are ready to eliminate unwanted hair, make an appointment at Vimi Medi Spa to learn more about laser hair removal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Scarborough or Markham!