Are you tired of the endless cycle of shaving, plucking, waxing, and depilatory creams? If so, laser hair removal is definitely something to consider and is one of many services available through MBY Empire Inc. in Valley Stream, New York. Call today to book a consultation, or use the online booking tool to find an appointment time that fits your schedule.
The best way to understand laser hair removal is to think about how your hair grows normally. Your skin is covered in thousands of tiny sacs called hair follicles, each with a hair root at the base. This root is nourished by its own blood supply and creates hair cells that stack on top of each other.
Eventually, this stack of cells emerges through your hair follicle and becomes visible hair. Each hair on your body goes through a cycle of phases, including a time of active growth, transition, and resting.
Laser hair removal works by creating heat at the base of the hair follicle. That heat damages the hair root and prohibits normal regrowth.
During your appointment, you’ll wear protective glasses to cover your eyes. Once you are resting on the treatment table or chair your practitioner begins moving the laser handpiece over the surface of your skin.
The laser pulses and each pulse delivers a concentrated beam of light into a small area of your skin, usually around the size of a quarter. You may feel a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band against your skin, but there is no significant pain.
If you have especially sensitive skin you can apply a numbing cream prior to your appointment. Some men and women, however, report almost no sensation during their treatments.
Laser hair removal usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. Some of the areas where laser hair removal can be effective include:
You can also have spot treatment for small areas, like earlobes, toes, or the tops of your fingers.
Laser hair removal might seem expensive at first glance, but when you look at the long-term expense of these treatments, they can be worth it for some. To begin, all those razors, replacement blades, shaving creams, wax strips, depilatory products, and salon visits aren’t free.
Those costs really add up over time. There’s also the convenience factor of the time you get back when you aren’t having to deal with unwanted hair or razor rash.
If you have additional questions or concerns about laser hair removal, call or schedule an appointment online today.