What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in America. It's a convenient option for the long-term removal of hair on the face and body. Compared to other hair removal methods, Alma Soprano ICE laser hair removal treatments provide long-lasting results and help the skin feel and look smoother. At Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, our physicians perform safe and fast laser hair removal procedures for both women and men in common areas, such as the legs, arms, back, face, chest, and bikini area.
Laser Hair Removal Reviews
am i a candidate for laser hair removal?
Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a safe treatment that works well for many men and women. During your consultation, we will discuss your concerns and needs so we can determine if laser hair removal meets your cosmetic goals. Ideal patients for laser hair removal want to:
- Reduce hair on their face or body and have light skin and dark hair
- Decrease the use of other hair removal techniques, such as shaving, waxing, bleaching, or depilatory creams
- Maintain good, overall physical health
how is laser hair removal performed?
On the day of your appointment, we will ask you to relax on a comfortable treatment chair. Next, we start by cleaning the treatment area to eliminate dirt, oil, and moisturizers. During laser hair removal, a team member will stretch out the area to provide a direct path between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The energy from the laser will target and destroy the hair follicle, which prevents the hair from growing again. On average, you will need 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to experience optimal results. To allow the affected areas time to recover, we will stagger your follow-up appointments. This also allows the dormant hair follicles to cycle into the active growth phase so the laser can effectively remove all the hair. At Nirvana Med Spa, this revolutionary technology enables us to only target the hair follicle, which protects the skin in the treatment area.
is there any downtime after laser hair removal?
While laser hair removal is relatively gentle, your skin may feel like it has a slight sunburn after the treatment. After your session, you can resume all normal activities, but you should avoid strenuous activity or extended time outdoors. For at least a day and to help the treated areas heal, we highly recommend avoiding these types of activities. Following your treatment, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions, such as using anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to alleviate any mild symptoms.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that varies in cost based on the size of the treatment area, in addition to how many sessions are needed to attain optimal results. To understand the benefits of laser hair removal, consider the time and energy you are spending on waxing, shaving, or other temporary methods. This is why laser hair removal is usually cheaper ultimately and will save you time and energy long-term. Our team will develop a personalized plan for you that includes the total number of appointments recommended and prices.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
An effective treatment, laser hair removal offers long-lasting improvements. While men and women can enjoy the benefits of the procedure for a long time, it's considered semi-permanent since some follicles may be unaffected. However, patients find most of their hair will be not growing anymore once their plan has concluded, and even if a few hairs are still growing, it is easier to address. More laser sessions can be needed to address new growth and any stragglers.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Follicles grow in cycles. When some follicles are in a live growing phase, other follicles are dormant. Because each hair follicle is in various stages, multiple treatment sessions are needed to target each follicle when it's active. Scheduling your treatments over several weeks to help you get better, smoother results.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal may cause some discomfort, but it isn't painful. Patients should feel a slight snap as the laser zaps the follicle. We can use a numbing ointment on your skin prior to the treatment session. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they think that laser hair removal causes much less discomfort compared to getting waxed.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
With so many lasers available, Nirvana Med Spa offers the latest hair removal technology for patients with most hair colors and types. The laser we use delivers excellent results, but we upgrade our technology as newer lasers enter the marketplace. Ask us for more information on our laser system during your initial consultation.
Say goodbye to unwanted hair
If you're tired of wasting time and energy on plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule an appointment to receive more information about laser hair removal treatments at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR. Laser hair removal by one of our team members can help you attain smoother skin by effectively targeting unwanted hair follicles on the face and body.