Unwanted hair can fall anywhere on the spectrum from nuisance to an extreme problem. However, it’s fair to say that even as a nuisance, dealing with facial and body hair is a part of life that we’d rather not deal with. Innovations in laser hair removal address all areas of concern with a new level of ease that should make it one of your first considerations on the list of ways to improve your life. At Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, we think it’s the best solution for getting rid of unwanted hair.
Hair Removal Basics
Perhaps you’re curious about a laser treatment after putting up with years of nicked skin, razor burned patches, ingrown hairs, or the daily grind of shaving. Perhaps you’ve gone the route of messy cremes that leave your skin sensitive or sticky waxing that tears out your hair and leaves you in tears. All of these options leave you running back for more with stubbly skin after only a very short-lived solution.
The Laser Difference
Laser treatments use targeted beams of light to heat up your hair follicles, damaging them to the point of lessening their growth. The laser targets the pigment in your hair follicle rather than heating up and damaging the surrounding skin. Reaching the follicle down to its root in the dermis, the laser compromises the ability of the follicle to grow, leaving you smoother for longer and with regrowth that is noticeably lighter and thinner over time.
As your hair grows in cycles, the treatments will need to cycle to make sure all follicles are addressed in the Anagen cycle. This is the active growth cycle where the follicle is still attached to the papilla at the base. After this cycle, the follicle is unattached at the base and entering a rest cycle where you start to shed the hair. This is another reason your hair begins to grow so quickly after other methods of hair removal, as only the surface area of the hair has been addressed, and the root remains untouched.
What Areas Can I Laser?
In general, any area you have unwanted hair is an area you can address with laser hair removal. Any skin you address will be left smooth to the touch for longer than you’ve ever felt before, with the added benefit of thinner hair that is only visible after a more extended time.
The delicate facial areas are ideal candidates for hair removal, as the laser targets the follicle to its route without damaging the surrounding skin. Whether it’s eyebrows, upper lips, chin, or full face, you can choose a package that highlights the area you want to maintain. This approach enhances your natural beauty as it helps you maintain your soft and smooth skin for longer.
Across the body are areas with hair that vary in its thickness, length, and even color. Laser treatments are a great option for any area you can imagine, from the underarms and legs to chest, back, and bikini areas. For all areas, a series of treatments are needed to address all your hair as it moves through three cycles of growth, with hair in every area of your body in one of three stages simultaneously.
For longer, thicker hair you will need more sessions to achieve optimal results than areas with finer hair. As a professional partner dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals, we are experts at helping you plan the right package of treatments to get the best results possible. We will help you address any sensitive areas and topics with ease.
No questions are taboo, and your privacy is paramount. We will help you plan your packages to best address the areas of concern. Our consultation will also help you build realistic long-term goals to understand what to expect, whether you might be addressing thick back hair or fine chest hair.
Advantages of Laser Treatments
As laser hair removal is a treatment that requires no recovery or downtime, many build their sessions into break times around work and other errands. Lasering can address pinpointed or larger areas, making the time commitment relatively small.
While the ease of scheduling and dealing with such short sessions is great, the experience is also easy and pain-free. Most clients report the sensation being similar to a light buzz: much less painful than anything like waxing and plucking.
Trial patches can be tried with local numbing agents given in advance in the worst cases. However, our expert consultants are able to address any level of concern and choose treatments and packages that best align with your aesthetic goals and personal needs.
With an expert team in control, the advancements in technology make laser hair removal a safe and easy way to deal with unwanted hair. The laser is a straight beam of light that is able to focus on the darker pigment of your hair down to its root rather than damaging the skin. After shaving, waxing, and other techniques, often your skin bears the brunt with sensitive patches and razor burn.
With the partnership of expert professionals in a safe, relaxing atmosphere, your sessions are not only a wonderful experience but a long-term beauty investment. Contact the Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, today for a risk-free consultation to plan the best approach to enhancing your naturally beautiful skin through laser hair removal.