The short answer is yes, laser hair removal is both permanent and safe in most cases. However, we will break down the caveats so that you can go into treatment fully informed of what to expect.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
The intent of laser hair removal is to destroy the hair follicles. Once a hair follicle is destroyed, it will not grow hair again. But in order to have reasonable expectations, you have to understand the limitations of the technology. First of all, the laser has to be able to tell the difference between your hair and the skin. That can make the process more difficult when dealing with a darker skin tone or with lighter, finer hair.
It is not possible to destroy every follicle in one session. Therefore, you will see some hairs regrow. After a month or so, you can have another treatment. It can take about six treatments to remove all of the hair from the area on a permanent basis. Again, the number of treatments required may depend on factors such as your hair or skin color. Avoid sun exposure to the area in the two weeks before a treatment. This will help the laser find the hair follicles easier.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Our State of the Art Laser Hair Removal Technology is completely safe and almost painless. The technology has a cooling pulse that occurs instantly after the laser pulse, so less discomfort occurs.
The biggest risk connected to laser hair removal is blistering that can occur if the area is exposed to the sun too soon after treatment. This blistering skin can become infected and lead to scarring. You also may experience temporary skin discoloration in the area where the treatment takes place. However, there is no evidence of any long-term risks related to laser hair removal.
Permanent and Safe Laser Hair Removal Treatments on Long Island
For permanent and safe laser hair removal treatments on Long Island, come and see us at NY Face Place in Mineola, NY. We are a full-service medical spa with the latest in laser hair removal technology. This allows us to perform laser hair removal in a safe and effective way for any skin type, race, or gender. Give us a call today at 516.294.9454 to schedule an appointment and learn about our great package deals when you buy multiple laser hair removal treatments.