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Laser Hair Removal: What Areas Can Be Treated?

Are you sick and tired of waxing appointments, shaving, plucking, and using highly irritating hair removal creams? If this is true, a solution is available! You can get rid of any unwanted hair with laser hair removal! It is not a treatment that is going to cause pain and it’s quick! It stops the unwanted hair at the source. Over here at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI, we offer this service.

Which Areas Can Be Treated Using Laser Hair Removal?

There are a lot of areas where unwanted hair can be a concern for people. This treatment is highly effective at removing that unwanted hair from many of those areas. However, if you do happen to have another region where you would like hair removed, let our staff take a look! Once they have evaluated the area, they can let you know if this treatment could be helpful in that region as well.

The Legs

Because the legs are a larger area, hair removal here can take up more time. Because treating this area, in particular, is able to save so much time, it is one of the most popular areas to have treated. You can have the entire leg treated, the top of the leg, or the bottom of the leg. Removing unwanted hair from this area can be completely customized to meet your standards.

Under the Arms

The skin under the arms tends to be sensitive, and that means it’s also prone to irritation. This treatment will ensure that unwanted hair under the arms never has to be a concern again. And, you can forget about experiencing any irritation in the future due to shaving or other methods of hair removal.

The Upper Lip

The skin above the upper lip is also sensitive, and many people struggle with unwanted hair in this area. Painful waxing appointments add up, but with this treatment, you can be free of any unwanted hair above the lip.

The Bikini Area

Shaving and waxing in this area can also lead to painful irritation. This treatment can remove any unwanted hair from this area based on your preferences You can be ready to jump into that swimsuit at any time without worrying about hair removal!

The Back

Because getting to the back region on your own can be a difficult task, many people who have unwanted hair on their back turn to waxing. This can be a burden on both your time and your wallet. This treatment works to make sure that any unwanted hair on the entire back, the top of the back, or the bottom of the back can be a thing of the past.

The Arms

Sometimes people deal with unwanted hair on their arms. Maybe the hair is too thick or too dark, and they would rather it not be there. Regardless of the reason, you can get rid of unwanted hair on any part of the arm you would like via this treatment.

The Buttocks

Unwanted hair on the buttocks can also be taken care of using this treatment. This too can be done according to your preferences.

Other Areas

Again, unwanted hair may be an issue for you in areas that were not mentioned. That’s okay! Just let our staff know so they can let you know if this treatment could also remove unwanted hair in that area too.

How This Treatment Works To Stop Hair From Returning

This Laser Hair Removal treatment does not rip the hair out by the root the way that waxing does and it does not only remove the hair from the surface the way that shaving does. The laser that is used focuses directly on the hair follicle. It heats up the follicle until it essentially kills the hair at the source. Multiple treatment sessions may be needed to stop the unwanted hair from growing back for good.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will This Be a Painful Treatment?

Not at all! The laser that is used in this treatment only targets the hair follicle. It completely disregards the skin around it so you do not have to be worried about feeling any pain before, during, or after this treatment. It is completely painless.

2. How Do I Know That It’s Right for Me?

If you have unwanted hair in certain areas and are tired of dealing with constant hair removal, this is the best treatment available to get rid of it for good. It is a highly effective and painless treatment that can remove unwanted hair on the legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, above the upper lip, and other areas. So, if getting rid of unwanted hair in those areas sound appealing, this treatment might just be the one for you.

3. How Many Treatment Sessions Will Be Required Before the Hair Stops Coming Back?

How manyThe amount of treatments that you will need before the hair stops coming back will vary from individual to individual.  People who have lighter, thinner hair will need fewer treatments than those with darker, thicker hair. However, most people have found that 6-10 treatments are enough to stop the cycle of hair regrowth.

4. How Often Can I Have Treatment?

This will also be different for each person. The majority of people can safely have this treatment about once a month or once every 6 weeks. It is a good idea to mention, however, that you should always take the advice of our professionals when it concerns how long you should wait between treatment sessions. That is the best way to know that you’re getting the most out of this treatment safely.

5. How Do I Prepare for My Treatment Session?

It is actually recommended that you avoid shaving or waxing in the areas where you wish to have hair removed before coming in for your treatment session. This lets the laser heat up the follicle while it is in varying stages of growth. That will boost how effective this treatment is and could even lead to fewer treatment sessions needed before the hair unwanted hair is gone for good.

6. Can More Than One Area Be Treated During the Same Treatment Session?

Of course. If you would like unwanted hair removed from your bikini area as well as your legs, both can be safely treated during the same session. A lot of people do it this way if they have more than one area where unwanted hair is a concern so that they can save time and even reach their goals more quickly!

7. What If I Have Thick Hair?

Even if you do have hair that is thicker than most, that is not to say that this treatment will not work for you. You may simply need more treatment sessions to stop the hair from coming back for good. During your consultation, our staff might be able to give you a better estimate of how many treatment sessions you will need.

8. Is There Downtime?

No. There is no downtime after this type of treatment because there is no need for it. This is not an invasive treatment or a surgical one. It simply utilizes a laser that heats the hair follicle and kills it to stop the hair from coming back. You do not have to try and fit downtime into your busy schedule since absolutely none is needed.

9. Can This Treatment Dry Out My Skin?

No. Many people who have had this treatment actually report the opposite. They say their skin is smoother! This is likely because the skin is no longer undergoing dehydrating hair removal methods like shaving and waxing.

Get Rid of Any Unwanted Hair Today Without Any Pain or Downtime

Are you ready to be rid of hair in certain areas? Would you like smooth skin where that unwanted hair used to be? If that sounds appealing, laser hair removal is the best treatment available to help you reach your goals. The treatment is painless and quick and the results speak for themselves. If you are ready to be rid of any unwanted hair for good, come see us today at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI!


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