For many people, it’s a nuisance dealing with hair growing in unwanted places and having to constantly shave or use creams that can cause irritation. This is why many Thornton and Westminster residents are turning to Boulder Plastic Surgery for Broad Band Light laser hair removal. This process provides patients with a permanent hair removal solution that allows them to look and feel their best. Let’s take a look at the how the process works.
Before having any type of procedure, including BBL laser hair treatment, you need to have a consultation with your doctor to go over your end goal and learn more about the process. Consulting helps your doctor understand what you’re looking for and will help you learn more about the procedure and how it will benefit you. Be sure to use this time to ask any questions that you may have.
BBL uses controlled flashes of light that penetrate the skin. This light is then absorbed by the hair follicles, and the heat damages the hair and the regenerative cells that allow the hair to regrow. This process only damages the hair, not the skin, so you don’t have to worry about any long-term damage to your body.
The doctor will clean the area by shaving the hair and applying a cool gel. After that, the light treatment starts. This typically feels like a slight pinch, but most patients agree that it’s tolerable.
BBL can be done almost anywhere on the body. If you are looking for a small area, such as the face or underarms, you can be in and out of the doctor’s office quickly. Even if you want larger areas treated, such as your legs or back, you will still get the entire treatment done in about 30 minutes.
It’s also important to note that your hair follicles have three growth periods, which means you will need to receive at least six BBL treatments to ensure that all hair follicles are treated. Each treatment must be about four to six weeks apart. In addition, patients typically do not see results right away and begin to see them after a few months.
After each treatment, most hairs wipe off right away, and the remaining ones take about a week or two to fall out. It is normal to experience redness or swelling hours after the treatment, as well as blistering and bumps in the following few days. The doctor will recommend skin care products and instructions for you to follow to take care of your skin.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If BBL laser hair removal treatment interests you, be sure to schedule your consultation with Boulder Plastic Surgery today. Our team is skilled in BBL and would love the opportunity to work you. Contact us online or call us at 303-578-4193 to learn more and experience a new you. Also, be sure to check out our blog to learn more about plastic surgery.