Laser hair removal, offered at Beleza Medical Aesthetics & Wellness in Columbia, MD, is a specialized technique that uses a focused laser beam to target and eliminate undesired hair. The melanin in the hair strands absorbs the laser light, transforming into heat energy that subsequently impairs the hair follicles responsible for hair regeneration. This process effectively reduces or postpones the regrowth of hair.
For lasting results, a series of treatments is generally advised. Additionally, occasional follow-up sessions may be beneficial to maintain your hair-free appearance. Although the treatment is especially efficient for those with lighter skin tones and darker hair, our state-of-the-art technology allows us to accommodate a wide variety of skin types. Popular treatment zones include the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area, among others.
For a few weeks before your scheduled session, it’s recommended to avoid sun exposure to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the treatment. Choosing a certified establishment like Beleza Medical Aesthetics & Wellness ensures you’ll receive top-notch care and optimal results.
Even though laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth, it's important to note that the results are not entirely permanent. Most people experience a substantial reduction in hair growth, and some may even achieve near-permanent results. However, periodic maintenance sessions are often recommended to keep the treated areas as hair-free as possible.
The sensation experienced during laser hair removal varies from person to person and depends on the area being treated. Some people describe the feeling as similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Topical numbing creams may be applied to help minimize discomfort, and many modern laser systems come with cooling mechanisms to make the experience more comfortable.
You should avoid exposure to the sun and tanning before your session to enhance effectiveness and reduce risks. Also, skip waxing, plucking, or using hair removal creams in the weeks leading up to the treatment to ensure better results.
The number of sessions required varies according to the area being treated, your hair and skin type, and the specific technology being used. For the best outcome, it is typically suggested to undergo a sequence of therapies with a 4-6 week interval between each session. Your provider at Beleza Medical Aesthetics & Wellness in Columbia, MD, will be able to give you a more personalized treatment plan during your consultation.