What Is Laser Hair Removal And How Does It Work?

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Keeping up with hair removal is an endless struggle: the daily shaving, the monthly waxes, and all the tweezing and plucking in between. It seems like as soon as you’ve achieved a sleek, hairless look, stubble is already creeping back to the surface of your skin.

If you’re sick of wasting your time with energy and money on temporary fixes, laser hair removal may be the permanent solution to your problem. But does it really work? And is it even safe? How can a laser wipe away your hair without burning a hole right through your skin, anyway?

Siti Med Spa has the answers to all your questions. Below, we explore the ins and outs of laser hair removal, so you can understand just how safe and effective it really is.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a permanent method of zapping away unwanted hair. It can be used anywhere on your body where you ordinarily shave or wax: your legs, underarms, bikini line, even your face. Laser hair removal is also one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the country. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over one million Americans are getting laser hair removal treatments every year.

How does laser hair removal work?

The goal of laser hair removal is not only to remove existing hair, but also to damage your hair follicles – because once those follicles are destroyed, your hair can never grow back. To do this, a high-intensity laser beam is aimed directly at the hair. The heat from the laser causes the hair to disintegrate, damaging the germ cells in the follicle and inhibiting future growth.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Absolutely! At Siti Med Spa, we use the latest in hair removal technology. Our Cutera CoolGlide laser delivers the powerful beam directly to your hair follicles in ultra-short pulses. The limited exposure to the heat of the laser allows the CoolGlide to focus its energy on hair removal while leaving your surrounding skin unharmed.

What can I expect during treatment?

Laser hair removal sessions take place in our Banker’s Hill office and are performed by one of our highly skilled and experienced Registered Nurses. As the Cutera CoolGlide delivers its powerful pulses, you’ll feel a cooling sensation against your skin, accompanied by a slight sting. Sessions vary in length (depending on the part of the body treated), but in general, you’ll be out of our office within 20 to 40 minutes and ready to go back to your daily routine.

What happens after laser hair removal treatment?

You’ll probably experience some redness and mild swelling in the treatment area, but this should be gone within a few days. After that, you’ll start to notice a significant reduction in your hair growth – but you’ll still need a few more sessions to complete the job. Your technician will be able to tell you exactly how many are necessary, but most people require between four and six sessions before they’re free of stubble forever.

Get laser hair removal at Siti Med Spa

Now that you’ve gotten the lowdown on laser hair removal, it’s time to give Siti Med Spa a call to schedule your free consultation. We take pride in providing exceptional service, and you can rest assured that our team of seasoned and caring medical professionals will always prioritize your safety and comfort.

Say goodbye to painful waxes, ingrown hairs, and razor burn forever. Call Siti Med Spa at (619) 717-8484 today.