To say that unwanted facial and body hair is a nuisance is an understatement. Are you tired of plucking, waxing, and shaving to remove unwanted hair? Do you wish that you could experience life without body hair? We are here to let you know that you can, and we can help. At Complete Care Clinic in Paris, TX, we offer body laser hair removal treatments that can help get rid of hair virtually anywhere on the body, in just a few short treatments.
How Long Does It Take for Laser Hair Removal To Work?
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
How Does It Work?
What Areas Does It Treat?
Laser hair removal can effectively treat and target hair anywhere on the body. During your consultation, we’ll examine your treatment areas and ensure that you will get the best results from this treatment. The most common treatment areas include the:
- Bikini zone
- Upper lip
What Are the Benefits?
There are many different benefits associated with this treatment, which is why it has become so popular among men and women alike to get rid of unwanted hair and experience hair-free skin.
Tweezing, waxing, and even shaving can irritate the skin and cause discomfort. Before beginning your laser hair removal treatment, we may apply local anesthesia to the area or another type of topical numbing cream to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the duration of your session. All you’ll have to do is lay back and relax and know that you are well on your way to hair-free skin.
It Improves the Quality of Your Skin
It Saves Time
Once you get rid of unwanted hair for good, you won’t have to spend any more time shaving, waxing, or messing with depilatory creams. Your showers will be shorter, and you’ll never be caught in one of those embarrassing situations where you realized you forgot to shave. You can spend time doing the things you love, not getting rid of your hair each week.
How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?
In order to get you the best results, we will space out your treatments based on your goals and your treatment area. The more often you undergo treatments, the less noticeable your hair will be. Your hair will get lighter, shed over time, and eventually will be gone for good. Since your hair experiences different growth cycles, we will space out your treatments systematically to target both active and dormant hairs at different times in the growth cycle.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Your results will last anywhere from six to twelve months. You may start to see hair grow back, but it will be lighter and far less noticeable than pre-treatment. Many patients schedule additional sessions to maintain hair-free skin.
Some patients schedule one to three sessions every year, while others schedule sessions as needed. Once you undergo the recommended number of treatments, we can develop a maintenance plan that will help you maintain hair-free skin for as long as possible.
Can I Treat More Than One Area?
Yes! You can treat one or several areas of your body. The choice is yours. We will help develop the best treatment plan to help you achieve your hair-free goals and make recommendations along the way.
Many patients treat areas all over their bodies; others just choose one location. Still, other patients treat one area and love their results so much that they return to have additional areas treated. It’s a completely customizable treatment, and we’ll help you each step of the way.
What Happens During Treatment?
How To Prepare for Your Treatment
Don’t Pluck or Wax Your Hair
You need to take some steps to prepare for your hair removal treatment so that you get the best results. Don’t pluck or wax the hair in your planned treatment area for at least six weeks before your appointment. You don’t have to grow your hair in the treatment area since hair that is too long can prevent optimal results. You can continue to shave your unwanted hair as long as you do not remove the entire follicle.
Temporarily Discontinue Certain Topicals
Before your appointment, stop using any skincare products with active ingredients. During your consultation, we will review your current skincare products and inform you which ones you should refrain from using before treatment.
Stay Out of the Sun
To begin your treatment, your technician will hand you a pair of protective eyeglasses to protect your eyes from the laser light. Next, she will apply topical anesthesia to your treatment area to prevent any discomfort. Once your skin becomes numb, we will cool the area and then use the handheld laser device to send heat energy into your hair follicles.
The total length of your treatment will vary based on how much hair you are trying to remove and the location of the hair. For example, a treatment on the upper lip may take approximately five minutes, while treatment on the back or the legs can take longer.
Once your appointment is complete, you can resume all your normal daily activities and return to work or home. There are some things that you should do to maintain the best results post-treatment. These include:
- Avoid excess sun exposure
- Don’t exfoliate your treatment area
- Refrain from the use of harsh topical skincare products.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours post-treatment
- Don’t get a chemical peel, skin treatment, or microneedling session in your treatment area
Over the course of the next few weeks, the hair in your treatment area will begin to fall out. One way to increase the rate at which your hair falls out is to use a washcloth to gently exfoliate your skin. This will help the shedding process happen faster so that you can enjoy your results that much sooner.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for this treatment are men and women with unwanted hair on their faces and body. Additionally, ideal candidates must meet certain health requirements before qualifying for treatment. If you have hyper-sensitive skin or are currently taking certain medications, you may not qualify for treatment. Those with thick, coarse, light hair may not qualify since lighter gray, red, or blonde hair doesn’t attract the hair as well as darker hair does.
Begin Your Journey to Smooth, Hairless Skin
If you’ve always hated your unwanted hair and have never enjoyed the at-home laser hair removal Paris TX process, you don’t have to continue wasting your time shaving or waxing. There is a solution, and we have it. If you’re ready to begin your journey to hairless, smooth skin, we can help. Contact us today at Complete Care Clinic in Paris, TX, and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about this treatment and how it can help you reach all of your skincare goals.