Achieving smooth, hairless skin takes a lot of work. Every day, you vigilantly check all your exposed skin for stubble and sprouts that can ruin the look and feel you want to show the world. If you’re ready to trade in your tools of torture and try something new and lasting, laser hair removal may be the solution you’ve been seeking.
Here at Lake Jackson Medical Spa, our team of aesthetic and medical professionals led by Dr. Stephanie Herrera, helps women and men throughout the Lake Jackson, Texas, area achieve their ideal look through multiple cosmetic treatments, including:
Laser hair removal 101
Before you commit to laser hair removal, it’s good to learn about what it does and how it does it. The Icon laser is a handheld device that we hover over the area of skin you want us to treat. It emits a special light in rapid pulses as we move it over your skin.
The light penetrates the outer layer of your skin and makes a beeline for your hair follicles, which typically contain enough melanin (pigment) to make them stand out from the surrounding tissues.
Once the light energy reaches its target, the hair follicle heats up and dies. The good news is that the follicle is the only victim in this scenario — the rest of your skin remains unscathed. Since a dead follicle can longer grow hair, you’ll never have to worry about shaving that spot again.
The reason for multiple laser treatments
If you’re wondering why you need more than one laser treatment if it’s supposed to be a permanent solution, we understand your confusion. Here’s why.
The laser targets the pigment in your hair at the base of the follicle, so the first session zaps all the hair you have that day. However, your hair grows in three cycles, so in a few weeks, a new batch of hair crops up, and we need to treat the new hairs with another round of laser energy.
Since there are at least three cycles of hair growth in the typical human body, you can count on at least three sessions. You may need more depending on your individual hair growth patterns and the size of the area you want to have treated.
We schedule your appointments several weeks apart so that we can catch each batch of hair at its peak. Afterward, you may need to come in for touch-ups now and then as rogue follicles may produce a few hairs here and there, but eventually, we eradicate them all.
Benefits of laser hair removal
When you think of all the time and money you spend managing all the hair on your body, laser hair removal is a far-better solution, even if you need multiple sessions up front. Here are a few of the top benefits you can expect from laser hair removal:
- Nearly permanent
- Less messy
- Saves time
- Saves money
Compared to conventional methods, laser hair removal can’t be beat. It works on almost every body part, even the tough-to-reach places and the larger areas like your chest, back, or legs. If freedom from razors, hot wax, and tweezers sounds good to you, contact us by phone or online to book an appointment with our team of hair removal experts today.