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The 411 on Laser Hair Removal

By July 5, 2013No Comments

Raise your hand if you’re sick of shaving every day!

I was.

But, that was BEFORE I started getting laser hair removal treatments.

I’m sure most of you know what laser hair removal is or have at least heard about it. While the first laser was used in medicine almost 50 years ago, technology has been perfected in the last decade and it’s growth has been exponential. Did you know that laser hair removal is one of the most common procedures in the U.S.? And it’s no wonder why.

There is no question that the benefits of laser hair removal are AMAZING! You don’t have to worry about shaving, waxing, tweezing, ingrown hairs, or that embarrassing five o’clock shadow you used to get. But when it comes down to it, what do you REALLY know about laser hair removal?

You probably know that it uses a laser, it gets rid of hair, and that a lot of people are getting it. But in all reality, there’s actually a lot more to know.

For all you who are considering getting treatments, are on the fence, or are just curious about how it works, here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about laser hair removal.

1. How does it work?

Our lasers emit a pulse of light, which targets the pigmentation and blood supply of your hair follicle. The pigmentation absorbs the light, which then destroys the hair follicle. Because the hair follicle is damaged, hair will stop growing in areas treated.

2.How many treatments do you need and how often do you get treated?

To see a long term reduction of hair, we have seen that you need at least 8-12 treatments. Depending on the area you are getting done, you will come in every 4-8 weeks for treatment.

3. Is it painful?

People compare the feeling of laser hair removal treatments to a rubber band snapping against the skin. It’s uncomfortable, but definitely not unbearable. Because everyone has different pain tolerance, we can prescribe a topical numbing cream.

4. What lasers are being used?

We provide only the highest quality laser technology. We use state-of-the-art Cynosure® Elite™ and Candela devices. Unlike intense pulsed light or radio frequency, our powerful ND:Yag and Alexandrite lasers provide powerful and long-lasting results.

5. Who performs the treatments?

All our treatments performed at Spa Trouve are under the direction of our Medical Director, Dr. Vaughn Johnson. All of our providers are highly trained and certified to perform each treatment that we offer. To date, our technicians have performed over 300,000 treatments. Our technicians evaluate your skin type, hair color, and medical history to create a customized treatment plan.

6. What are the risks?

Laser hair removal is a very quick and easy procedure. There is no recovery time, so you can go back to your daily activities immediately after treatment. Risks are very low with this procedure. With all our treatments at Spa Trouve, we have consent forms explaining all possible risks.

We are currently offering some amazing deals on laser hair removal right now! If you would like to know more, schedule your free consultation today by calling 801-229-2229.