Thick hair is always an asset, except where it is unwanted. Some people go to as much trouble to remove unnecessary hair as maintaining their crowning glory. Shaving, plucking with tweezers and waxing are all common methods of hair removal at home but they have many drawbacks. For instance, shaving can cause the skin to darken and grow rough over time. Tweezing and waxing can be painful even if you are an expert at it. They all take a lot of effort to achieve uniform, smooth skin. Even worse, you need to repeat these procedures regularly to deal with regrowth.
Removing hair by the laser method is first and foremost convenient. The result lasts for a longer time, and improves with every session. It is one of the most common cosmetic treatments performed in the country, so you know there are well-established safety regulations.
Lasers are known for their precision, speed, and consistency. There is no chance of unpredictable outcomes. They can be applied on the face, legs, underarms, and bikini line without causing any damage to the skin. It takes only a second to remove hair from an area the size of a quarter. This means that upper lips can be treated within seconds while the legs will take about an hour or less. Furthermore, when the same area is retreated the hair that grows back tends to be very fine and not as noticeable as the removed hair. Permanent hair loss in the treated areas is seen after about five sessions of treatment.
If you are interested in undergoing laser hair removal in New Orleans, you first need to find a qualified and experienced practitioner. Never take the risk of seeking treatment from spas and beauty salons. Working with lasers requires medical training and a good knowledge of potential side effects,as well as how to deal with them.
Your doctor will recommend that you reduce waxing and tweezing for about 6 weeks before undergoing laser therapy. This is to keep the hair roots intact to be targeted by the laser. Avoiding the sun for as many weeks before and after treatment is also important because it can interfere with the outcome and cause complications after the procedure.
Treatment is not painful. You will be given ice packs and a soothing cream/lotion to ease any discomfort. For a couple of days the treated area can feel sensitive but you can counter this with a good moisturizer or ice packs.