Do you have areas of unwanted hair on your body that you’re tired of shaving, waxing, or plucking? At Glow Medispa, we have a more permanent solution to unwanted body hair with our safe and effective laser hair removal treatments.
Serving the greater Seattle area, Glow Medispa is led by Dr. Katherine Dee. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how laser hair removal can keep your skin silky, smooth, and show-ready.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
When it comes to managing areas of unwanted body hair, most men and women resort to razors, wax, tweezers, or other conventional methods for the short-term management
of this aesthetic concern. While these methods temporarily remove the hair shaft from the surface of the skin, they do not target the underlying source of hair growth underneath the surface. Laser hair removal goes one step further for more permanent reduction of unwanted body hair.
What Areas can be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?
- Bikini areas
In some instances, multiple areas may be able to be treated in one session. This option can be discussed during your consultation. We will also advise you on how many sessions you may need, what you can expect, and how you can prepare for your treatment.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Lasers use focused light energy to specifically target the dark pigment in hair follicles, destroying them and preventing future growth. The hair treated must be in the correct phase of its growth cycle (the anagen phase when it has the most pigment). At any given time, only 15-20 percent of the hair is in this phase, so the treatments are timed with your hair cycle. To eliminate all the dark hair in an area, patients generally need to receive treatment every 7-8 weeks for 6-8 treatments. Laser hair removal works best for dark hair on light skin. It will not work on blond, white or gray hairs and is not recommended for dark skin.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Treated areas may appear slightly red or flushed, but this mild side effect typically subsides quickly, and most patients return to normal activities immediately. Hairs will gradually fall out over the first few days, and patients should notice visible hair reduction in as little as one treatment although multiple sessions are generally required for optimal results.
During your consultation, we will let you know what you can expect, how many sessions you may need, how you can prepare, and all additional safety information that may be relevant to your treatment.
Contact Glow Medispa today to schedule a consultation and find out how laser hair removal can maintain your silky smooth skin without any uncomfortable razor burn, ingrown hairs, or stubble.