Answering Five FAQs about Laser Hair Removal

Whether you’re just hearing about it or you’ve thought about trying it for ages, there is no better time to schedule your first laser hair removal appointment. It is the most simple, painless, and effective way to get rid of unwanted body hair. The word “laser” makes it sound fancy, expensive, and out of reach, but the experts at Gleam Medical Spa in Denver can accommodate your budget and make your treatment process easy and stress-free. Read on for some answers to frequently asked questions about laser hair removal, and contact Gleam Medical Spa to schedule your first appointment!

1. How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is a precise method that uses a safe but powerful light to target the individual follicles on your skin. After a few appointments, the heat completely stunts hair growth in each follicle, and you get the perfectly smooth skin that you’re after. The technology of the laser makes it extremely effective at damaging hair follicles, but it’s completely safe on your skin. It truly is one of the great, cosmetological advancements of the last century. Read below for more answers to frequently asked questions about laser hair removal, or contact Gleam Medical Spa in Denver to schedule a laser hair removal appointment.

2. Is Laser Hair Removal as painful as waxing?

Let’s start with the good news first. It’s widely accepted that laser hair removal is less painful than body waxing, in fact, many attest that it is virtually painless. This is a relief, especially for your more private and sensitive areas. At its worst, it’s known to feel like tiny pin pricks on your skin. Still concerned? Don’t worry, your technician should also be able to turn down the intensity of the machine if you get uncomfortable. Just keep in mind that any adjustment to the settings will affect the potency of your treatment, and in turn could increase your treatment schedule and long-term costs.

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3. How quickly will I see results?

You can expect to walk out of your first laser hair removal appointment with noticeable results. However, treatments are generally scheduled every four to six weeks, and you will see around 10-15% of your hair disappear after each session. So, depending on many factors, like the properties of your hair, the area you are treating, and more, four to twelve appointments will leave you completely bare and beautiful. Ready to get started? Get in touch with Gleam Medical Spa in Denver to speak with a certified, laser hair removal technician today!

4. How long can I expect my results to last?

For most people, hearing that laser hair removal is less painful than waxing is enough to consider making the switch. However, if you need another reason, this is it: laser hair removal treatments can give you life-long results. That’s right, laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal option. Once a hair follicle is subjected to treatment, it is damaged and can no longer grow hair. When you come in for laser hair removal, each follicle will be in a different phase of its life, and the ones that aren’t in an active growth stage won’t be affected, but a steady treatment schedule will keep you hair-free for years. It is not uncommon to come in for a follow up treatment two years after your initial procedure, due to hormonal fluctuations. Ultimately, you can choose between a handful of laser hair removal appointments, or a lifetime of shaving and body waxing. Imagine your life, free from unsightly body hair, unshackled from the razor and hot wax strip. Sounds like a good deal, to me.

5. What should I expect from my first appointment, and how should I prepare?

You can expect your first appointment to take longer than the rest, as you will need to provide your technician with information so they can recommend the right treatment for you. However, you won’t need to endure any arduous procedures or grimace through any pain. Depending on how large your treatment area is, laser hair removal can be over in as little as a few minutes — making it easy to squeeze an appointment into your busy week. At the most, laser hair removal can take one to two hours, but this is entirely dependent on your treatment. In terms of preparations, avoid excessive tanning and sun exposure in the month leading up to your treatment, don’t pluck or wax the hairs, and cleanse your skin at the treatment site to make sure it is free from oils, lotions, etc. Finally, be sure that you are wearing loose-fitting clothing or clothes that will leave the treatment area exposed and easily accessible. Tight clothing can also be very uncomfortable for your sensitive skin, following your treatment.

Once you make the switch to laser hair removal, you’ll never want to go back. If you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, get in touch with the experts at Gleam Medical Spa in Denver!