Everyone has body and facial hair, but not everyone loves having it in all the places it grows. Now you don’t have to fight unwanted facial and body hair with tweezers, razors, and chemicals. Laser hair removal offers a better solution for smooth, silky skin.
As part of our comprehensive line of services, our team of aesthetic experts at Pure Touch Skin Center in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California, uses the latest in laser hair removal technology to give our clients the hair-free skin they’ve been longing for.
Many patients come to our practice wondering which areas of the body they can have treated with laser hair removal. We’ve put together this informative guide to tell you what you need to know about laser hair removal and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an effective and safe method for reducing unwanted body and facial hair. Using concentrated light, it destroys hair follicles without hurting or marking your skin. The result? The smooth, silky skin you desire.
Pure Touch Skin Center uses the Candela GentleMax Pro system, which can treat nearly any skin type. For treatment, your provider marks the treatment area and then uses a handheld device to send concentrated laser light into the hair follicles to end the production of hair.
Several laser treatments may be needed to give you optimal results, since hair grows in a 3-part life cycle, and laser hair removal only works during the growth stage. Thick, dark hair can frequently be removed in fewer treatments than thin, light hair.
What parts of the body respond best to treatment?
At Pure Touch Skin Center, we use laser hair removal to safely treat almost all areas of the body. Your provider will create a customized plan to meet your hair removal needs based on your goals and the condition of your skin and hair.
Possible areas that hair can be removed from include the following:
- Face and neck
- Arms and legs
- Back and chest
- Shoulders and abdomen
- Bikini area
Even though laser hair removal can be used on most areas of the body, the overall effectiveness and number of treatments may differ depending on the body part being treated. In our experience, the average number of sessions needed is 5-10. Here’s a closer look at the most popular treatment areas what you can expect when having hair removed from these parts:
The hair on your legs typically responds extremely well to laser hair removal, since leg hair is usually thicker and darker than hair in other areas, such as your face. This means you can usually achieve amazing results with a few treatments.
Facial hair is typically thinner and lighter than other body hair. So, while laser hair removal can give you results you’ll love, you might need several treatments to reach your goals. And because facial hair has a longer resting phase in the 3-part hair cycle, you may have to wait longer between sessions.
The bikini zone
Like the hair on your legs, the hair in your bikini zone is usually thicker and darker. This makes it one of the best areas for treatment. You can often have dramatic results quickly.
The underarms are one of the most popular treatment areas for laser hair removal. What’s more? The procedure can reduce the continuous dark shading many people have after shaving or waxing. For lasting hair reduction in the underarms, you can expect 6-8 treatments.
To learn more about what laser hair removal can do for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Pure Touch Skin Center today. We now also offer telehealth appointments, so you can consult with our experts from the comfort of your home.