Are you tired of spending hours shaving every week or waxing every month? Want perfectly smooth legs just in time for summer? If so, you could be the perfect candidate for laser hair removal in Covington, LA!
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal uses state-of-the-art heated lasers to eliminate hair nearly anywhere on your body. The process works by damaging hair follicles, which means hair grows back very slowly. Your hair could stay gone for months or even years!
When you don’t have to shave or wax for months, just imagine what you could do with all that extra time!
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Curious how laser hair removal in Covington, LA, works? Before you come in for the procedure, we’ll ask you to avoid plucking or waxing for four to six weeks. That’s because waxing and plucking temporarily remove hair follicles, and we need those intact for the procedure to work.
Twenty-four hours before your procedure, we’ll ask you to shave so we can easily find your hair follicles.
Just before your procedure, we may apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to reduce discomfort, especially if you’re removing hair around your bikini line area. We’ll also apply a cooling gel to protect your skin.
During the hair removal process, a clinician will direct a laser at hair follicles under your skin. You may feel some stinging or mild discomfort. If you feel any discomfort after the procedure, you can ease it with moisturizer or cool compresses.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?
Appointment times differ depending on how much hair you want to remove. We can treat small areas, such as your upper lip, in about a minute. Larger areas, like your legs, take about an hour.
You’ll also need multiple treatment sessions to get rid of all the hair. Most patients will need about three to seven sessions, with each session spaced about a month apart.
Does Laser Hair Removal Last Forever?
Laser hair removal is permanent, but new hair follicles may grow over time. Some patients report no hair regrowth for up to 10 years. If your hair returns sooner than you’d like, you’re welcome to schedule a follow-up treatment anytime.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right
Laser hair removal is a good option if you have certain conditions that cause excess hair growth. It’s very effective for hirsutism, a condition that causes women to grow thick, dark hair on the face, chest, and back.
Certain people should not undergo laser hair removal. This includes people who:
- Have or have had skin cancer
- Are pregnant
- Are taking acne medications and certain other kinds of medications
- Have keloid scars (raised scars)
- Are prone to cold sores or have genital herpes (HSV-2)
Book Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment Today
Ready to ditch your razor and say goodbye to all that annoying hair? Schedule your laser hair removal appointment with Northshore Skincare & Med Spa today! We also offer Botox, CoolSculpting, and other med spa services to help you look and feel your absolute best.
To book your first laser hair removal session or learn more about laser hair removal in Covington, LA, give us a call at (985) 893-7700 now.