Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal San Diego

The decision to get laser hair removal is an incredibly personal one. While the procedure is not considered medically necessary, we dare say that in some cases, it might be.

Appearance has a major effect on self-esteem, and as a direct result, mental health. Those who choose to go with laser hair removal are not vain. They are looking for a way to feel better about themselves, or at the very least, save a little time in the morning.

Before making the decision to choose laser hair removal, it’s important to be informed. The procedure is not invasive by any means, but we believe that every patient has the right to know what’s going to go down, so let’s go over all of it!

Before The Procedure

 First, you’ll come into the office (side by side with the doctor) to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. Typically, laser hair removal in San Diego appeals to those with a light skin-tone and dark hair that have thick or large hair coverage, although it’s certainly not limited to that demographic.

Once you’ve gone through what the procedure will entail, including the instructions for preparation (stay out of the sun, do not use any other form of hair removal, etc) and after care, you will be able to schedule your appointment for removal. It’s important to note that laser hair removal in San Diego may take more than one appointment, anywhere between two to six in fact, to complete the process. This is typical of all medical spa offices.

During and After The Procedure

 The procedure itself is fairly simple and straightforward. Laser hair removal procedures involve emitting a laser light that is absorbed by melanin (or pigment) in the hair follicle. When it hits the skin, the light energy is changed to heat. This damages the hair follicles, making them unable to function. Laser hair removal in San Diego can delay or completely inhibit those follicles from growing hair in the future.

When the laser hits the hair follicle, you’re likely to experience a warm sensation, kind of like a pin prick. This will be followed by a cooling sensation provided by the gel applied to the laser instrument to protect your skin and provide some relief. For some patients, the procedure is mildly uncomfortable, others do not mind it.

When your session is complete, you will probably notice a bit of swelling and redness in the treated area. This uncomfortable feeling can be reduced with ice packs. In between treatments, avoid natural and artificial sun exposure, and wear sunscreen every single day.

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The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal in San Diego

 The benefits of laser hair removal are very often seen in the form of self confidence, self-esteem and money saved by not requiring an ever ending supply of razors. You’ll save time and dollars because you won’t have to shave every day.

No longer will you have to wait weeks for a waxing appointment at the salon, which can be painful and incredibly damaging to your skin. You won’t spend hours deciding what to wear that will cover up the hair. You’ll have your life back.

Laser hair removal in San Diego is a fantastic alternative to other hair removal methods. It lasts longer and it leaves your skin looking smooth and naturally hair free.

If you’d like more information, or to set up a consultation regarding laser hair removal, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Laser Cafe today at 619-795-8303. Your future is waiting!

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