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FAQ About Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal | New Look Skin Center Medical Spa in Glendale, Encino and Irvine, CA

Unwanted hair may not be the biggest problem in your life at the moment, but it can still be an annoyance – and one you shouldn’t have to deal with! With laser hair removal, you won’t have to worry about that unwanted hair anymore. Here are some FAQ about laser hair removal.

What Is the Procedure for Laser Hair Removal?

During your session, your skin care professional will use a handheld device to beam intense energy into the treatment area. This energy damages the hair follicle but not the skin around it.

Does It Only Work on the Legs?

Not at all. Laser hair removal can also be used on the face, arms, bikini area, chest, abdomen, and back.

Is It Safe?

Absolutely. This kind of technology has been used for hair removal for over a decade and is FDA approved.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

It takes more than one session to get rid of hair because the laser only works on hair when it is in a certain stage of growth; it can take an average of six to eight sessions to destroy the hair follicles so that hair can’t grow back. The number of sessions needed depends on hair color and how coarse the hair is. Treatments are typically spaced about a month apart, so it is important to plan ahead if you want smooth skin for that upcoming beach vacation.

Is It Painful?

At New Look Skin Center, laser hair removal is accompanied by a cooling system, to make it less painful and more comfortable. There may be some redness and swelling after the treatment.

Is It Permanent?

You’ll notice a big difference after your laser hair removal, but, unfortunately, it is not 100% permanent, although most patients will see a 90% reduction in hair. You may need touch-up treatments every few months or every year.

Laser hair removal may not make all of your problems go away – but it can help save you the time and hassle that comes with shaving and waxing. It can make your life just a little bit easier – and don’t we all deserve that? Have anymore FAQ about laser hair removal? Contact New Look Skin Center in Glendale, Encino, or Irvine to discuss laser hair removal. Call (818) 662-5005 for an appointment today!

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