The frustrating thing about shaving and waxing is that there is never an end to these treatments. Some individuals notice that after waxing for a long time their hair grows back a little bit lighter. However, it is not long before they are pulling out the waxing strips again. If you would like a better solution than these manual hair removal treatments, we invite you to learn about hair reduction using laser treatments. These treatments offer a permanent solution to hair removal.
How to Prepare for Your First Treatment
Many have the idea that you have to let your hair grow out before you can visit a professional for a hair reduction treatment. That is not true. Laser hair removal is not like using wax strips. We are not looking at physically removing hair from the root. Instead, we are looking to direct energy from the laser at the root of the hair. If the hair has been shaved off, it is no problem. But the root must be left intact.
Another thing that you need to do is avoid exposure to the sun. If your skin is tanned, you need to let some time go by before you visit us for hair reduction treatments. You are also going to need to protect your skin from the sun in the weeks that you spend visiting us for multiple treatment sessions.
What Kind of Results Can You Expect?
Not too long ago, individuals who had dark hair and light skin were the ideal candidates for hair reduction treatments using lasers. Nowadays, individuals who have dark hair and light skin still get good results. However, things have changed because a variety of lasers can be used to help individuals who have different hair and skin color combinations. The only individuals who may not get good results are those with white or gray hair.
Some of our clients are able to experience permanent hair removal. However, there are things that can affect the growth of your hair in the future, like hormonal changes. Most patients start to notice that their hair is growing back much thinner than before after the recommended number of treatments.
Are you ready to say goodbye to shaving and waxing with hair reduction? If so, the professionals at Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO are here to help. We can develop a treatment plan with you so that you know exactly what to expect, as well as how many treatment sessions you’ll need. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!