Unwanted hair can be a time-consuming problem. Solutions such as shaving and waxing aren’t ideal because they need to be repeated continuously or they lose their effectiveness. If you have ever wished for a more permanent solution for your unwanted hair, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is one of our treatments at NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, FL. It is beneficial because it is non-invasive and effective and can permanently remove unwanted hair from many areas of the body. We are happy to offer several different laser hair removal options in our office.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is the process of destroying hair follicles in the body permanently using laser technology. During this process, the hair is targeted while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. The treatment is relatively painless, especially for those who are used to treatments such as waxing, and many different methods can be used to increase comfort during the treatment. Laser hair removal is versatile and can state-of-the-art platforms make it possible to treat people with a wider variety of skin types, skin colors, and hair colors.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The devices that we use are equipped with laser technology that specifically targets the pigment that is in the hair follicle. This light is customizable to fit your skin tone and the color of your hair. Once the light energy penetrates the skin, it converts to heat energy. This heat damages the hair follicle and prevents it from growing any more hair.
Laser hair removal treatments can only target hair follicles that are actively growing. This is because the laser is attracted to the melanin in the hair. As a result, more than one treatment is needed to achieve full hair removal in an area. As resting or regressing hair follicles move back into the active stage of hair growth, they can be targeted with additional treatments. On average, our patients need 7-10 treatments to achieve the results they are looking for.
What Hair Removal Platform Do We Use?
At our clinic, we use several different hair removal platforms to help customize the treatment to the patient. We are able to treat individuals with light and dark skin as well as a variety of hair colors. We can adjust laser settings or use different devices depending on what your specific skin and hair color require.
What Do Laser Treatments Feel Like?
Laser hair removal treatments have been improved to increase patient comfort. Some devices have cooling technology that helps to keep the surface of the skin from getting hot while the laser energy penetrates the hair follicles. Most people experience what feels like a small rubber band snapping against the skin each time the laser is used. Numbing cream can often be applied 15 to 20 minutes before treatment to help minimize sensation in the area during treatment, but not everyone needs topical anesthetic to be comfortable.
Common Laser Treatment Areas
Brazilian Laser Hair Removal
Brazilian laser hair removal involves removing hair that is in the pubic area. If you have been performing bikini waxes or dealing with ingrown hairs in this area, laser treatment can be a welcome relief. Bikini laser hair removal treatments are more comfortable than waxing and we keep your comfort and privacy in mind at all times during the treatment.
Underarm Laser Hair Removal
One of the most common areas for laser hair removal is the armpits. Because of the smaller surface area, underarm laser hair removal treatments offer a fast solution that will allow you to stop shaving in this area for good.
Full Body Laser Hair Removal
Are you ready to make the plunge and have hair removed from all parts of the body? You can choose full-body laser hair removal that can put your shaving and waxing days behind you. You can contact us to find out how much our full-body laser hair removal packages will be or to ask any other questions you may have.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Laser hair removal treatments are considered permanent. However, changes in the body and aging can sometimes cause dormant hair follicles to reactivate and patients sometimes find hair growing in areas where they have had the treatment. Maintainance appointments every few years can help to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.
What to Expect From Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Before you come in for your first treatment, you’ll have a consultation to make sure you are a good candidate. Prior to treatment, you’ll want to avoid sun exposure to protect your skin and avoid getting a tan. You will want to shave the treatment area before coming in and keep your skin clean of any products.
During treatment, we may draw a grid on the treatment area and will supply you with safety goggles. You will be able to stay clothed everywhere but the treatment area. Treatment should be comfortable but you can communicate any discomfort with us at any time.
After treatment, we will give you instructions on how to care for the treatment area. You can expect to see hair naturally falling out anywhere from a few days after treatment to a few weeks. You’ll need to wait several weeks in between appointments to allow resting hair follicles to reach active growth.
Laser Hair Removal Service in Naples, FL
If you are tired of shaving, waxing, or applying creams, you can invest in permanent laser hair removal services at NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, FL. Contact us today through our website or by calling us.