At Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, TX, we offer laser hair removal treatments with a powerful laser system that will enable you to stop wasting more time and money on at-home hair removal and instead enjoy the benefits of hair-free skin long-term. We create custom-tailored treatment plans for each patient to help them remove unwanted hair from virtually anywhere on the face or body.
Laser Hair Removal: How Long Does It Last?
Laser hair removal is meant to delay hair growth long-term, and it allows patients to enjoy hair-free for months to years. By treating the root cause of hair growth and damaging the hair follicle so that it can no longer grow hair, this treatment process helps patients save time and money on at-home hair removal processes and devices and instead enjoy hair-free skin long-term.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does It Work?
This treatment uses a device that emits laser light directly into the hair follicle. The laser energy leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed and instead zones in on the pigmented hair inside the follicle. By heating the hair follicle, the laser destroys it. Then, the hair follicle will temporarily stop growing hair, leaving you with hair-free skin. If the hair does grow back, it usually is thinner and lighter.
The Little-Known Benefit of Laser Hair Removal
One of the little-known benefits of laser hair removal treatments is that not only do they destroy the hair follicles to help you achieve hair-free skin, but they also can promote skin health. That laser energy meant to target the hair follicles will also gently heat the surrounding tissue to promote collagen and elastin production.
By default, the laser energy delivers a skin-rejuvenating treatment to the surrounding tissue in your treatment area. You can expect hair-free skin after completing the recommended treatments, but you can also expect healthier and younger-looking skin.
What Areas Can It Treat?
We can use this treatment device to treat hair virtually anywhere on the face or body. Since both facial hair and body hair grows from hair follicles, we can use the device to target pigmented hair within those follicles and destroy them. The most common treatment areas include the chest, back, arms, legs, bikini area, shoulder, face, and neck.
What Happens During a Treatment?
You should arrive at your scheduled treatment wearing comfortable clothing, and you can prepare your treatment area by shaving as directed and avoiding applying any cosmetics, creams, or lotions. We will cleanse the treatment area and then prepare you for the treatment. During treatment, the technician will use the device and customize it for your treatment.
The hand piece will deliver laser heat energy directly to your treatment area. Patients describe this process as comfortable; if anything, the laser feels like a rubber band, gently snapping the skin.
How Long Will My Treatments Take?
You can expect a quick treatment if you treat a single area, and if you treat multiple areas, your treatment will take longer. Once we design your treatment plan and custom-tailor it to include each area you want to treat, we can give you a better idea of how long you can expect to spend at your appointment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients need several sessions to achieve the best results. The laser heat energy will destroy only hair follicles in an active growth phase. Therefore, we will need to schedule several treatments to adequately address each hair follicle in your area to ensure you achieve the best results. Once you undergo the recommended sessions, you can enjoy your results long-term.
Is There Downtime?
After your treatment, you will need to be very cautious about what products you apply to the skin, as it will be more sensitive. You also need to avoid excessive sun exposure and wear sunscreen if you plan on being in the sun.
What Are the Benefits?
Once you undergo all the recommended treatments and achieve hair-free skin, you will no longer need to spend extra time and money on shaving, waxing, or tweezing. You won’t have to use those depilatory creams either but instead can enjoy healthier-looking skin, free of cuts, ingrown hairs, and razor burn.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are tired of shaving, waxing, tweezing, or scheduling different hair removal treatments that only deliver short-term results, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal treatments. The right treatment plan will ensure you achieve your cosmetic goals and enjoy long-term results.
A pre-treatment consultation is important to help us better understand your treatment goals and evaluate your treatment area in person so that we can ensure you have the right skin tone and hair color to achieve the best results. Some patients with specific hair colors and skin tones may not qualify for treatment, which is why an initial consultation is an important step in the pre-treatment process.
Don’t waste more time or money than you already have on at-home hair removal treatments and devices. We can design a treatment plan to help you enjoy hair-free skin long-term. Contact us today at Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, TX, to learn more about this unique laser treatment and to schedule your initial consultation to find out if you are a good treatment candidate.