Laser hair removal has always been a hot topic, but many people are still in the dark when it comes to understanding what it actually is. At Aesthetics by Docs, we specialize in Aerolase Neo, an FDA-approved laser that can treat a variety of conditions including hair removal!
Hair is, of course, inevitable and natural but can grow in various unwanted places that can be irritated by shaving or other types of hair removal. Regardless of which area you’re looking to de-fuzz, laser hair removal can help. In only a matter of minutes, hair follicles are destroyed with minimal discomfort.
Why Do People Opt For Laser?
Unwanted hair, no matter where it is, is one of the top beauty costs in the United States. Between all products from waxing services to razors and shaving cream, many people have become tired of spending their time and money on products like these, and having to do it over and over again. Laser hair removal can completely remove the hair, so you’ll never have to spend time and money on wanted hair again.
How Does It Work?
Laser hair removal works by destroying the root of the hair follicle. During the treatment, flashes of light are distributed over the skin in the affected area and absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. The laser stunts the cells in the hair that stimulate regrowth reducing the hair in that area. It is important to note that depending on your body and hair growth patterns, certain patients may need more treatments than others. You will also want the hair to receive treatment during the growth stage. Every hair goes through three stages of growth, and the growth stage is known as the anagen phase, which is when your hair is actively growing. Each hair in your body can be at a different stage of growth at any time, so speak with your doctor about how to make the most of your appointments.
Who Can Get Laser Hair Removal?
Men and women alike have been using laser hair removal as a permanent way to rid themselves of unwanted hair. One aspect to keep in mind is that different treatments may work better on different hair types, specifically looking at hair pigments. Depending on the color or pigment of your hair, certain types of lasers may work better for you, so speak with your doctor about choosing the right type of laser.
Does It Hurt?
Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance, so it’s going to be different for everyone. Many people have described hair removal as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin. Compared to other hair removal forms like waxing, the treatment has little discomfort. If you are nervous about the pain, many salons do offer some type of numbing cream that can help alleviate the pain.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of laser hair removal can be dependent on a variety of things. One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll most likely be paying out-of-pocket, since insurance probably isn’t going to cover any of the cost. The cost will also be dependent on the number of treatments that you get and may depend on the size of the area you’re getting treated. Some offices have payment plans too.
Scheduling a consultation with your doctor will help give you a better idea of what you’ll be paying and how you’ll be paying.
For any other questions regarding laser hair removal, call us, Aesthetics By Docs, today at 732-314-0940 or visit us in Spotswood, NJ.