Laser hair removal is a modern and innovative solution that offers a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair for good. If you’re tired of plucking, shaving, and waxing, our providers offer laser hair removal at Blush and Bloom MedSpa, an aesthetic medical spa in Tucson, Arizona. The medical spa’s advanced laser technology allows for fast and precise treatments that Betsy can tailor to your individual needs and skin type. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

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What is laser hair removal and how does it work?

Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. The laser emits a specific wavelength of light that targets the melanin, or pigment, in the hair follicles. The heat from the laser permanently damages the follicles, which prevents future hair growth.

Over time, the hair in the treatment area falls out, leaving the skin smoother and hair-free. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective alternative to traditional hair-removal methods, such as shaving, waxing, and plucking, and it can target various areas of the body, including the face, legs, underarms, and bikini area.

How painful is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is usually not painful, though certain areas — bikini line, underarms, face, etc. — may be more sensitive than others. Most people describe laser hair removal as a mild burning sensation. It may feel like a pinch or a rubber band snapping against your skin. Betsy applies a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort.

Can I complete laser hair removal in one treatment?

Laser hair removal almost always requires multiple treatments. The number of treatments you need depends on the size of the treatment area, as well as your hair color and skin type. The treatment is most effective on people with contrasting hair and skin colors, particularly those with fair skin and dark hair.

You can expect several sessions spaced at least 4-6 weeks apart. After each session, the hair in your treatment area becomes lighter and thinner. It also grows more slowly.

Will my hair grow back after laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal typically results in up to 80% hair reduction in the treatment area. When hair does grow back, it’s typically finer and lighter than before. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to prevent new hair growth for some people.

How should I prepare for my first laser hair removal treatment?

There are several steps you can take to prepare for your first laser hair removal treatment, including:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for two weeks before treatment
  • Wear sunscreen and reapply regularly
  • Refrain from waxing and plucking for four weeks before treatment
  • Avoid topical creams before the procedure
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing

Make sure to tell Betsy about any medications you’re taking prior to your procedure to avoid irritation and other complications.

Call Blush and Bloom MedSpa today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.