About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular elective treatments in America in no small part due to its efficiency and the wonderful results it produces. This service is a great option for the long-term reduction of hair follicles throughout the body and face. Using either the Motif Vantage or Elos lasers, depending on your unique situation, this procedure leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and produces long-lasting results compared to other common hair removal methods, like shaving, waxing, or threading. Our experienced team of aestheticians at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA are happy to perform safe and effective laser hair removal services for women and men on their areas of primary concern, like the back, legs, arms, face, chest, armpits, and bikini area.
Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a safe process that is suitable for many clients. At your one-on-one consultation, we will discuss your concerns, needs, and goals so we can determine if you should get this treatment. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments are those who:
- Want to reduce hair on their face or body
- Want to stop using other hair removal methods (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have darker hair and lighter skin
- Are in good, overall physical health
On the day of your laser hair removal appointment, you will lie in a private treatment room as the intended areas of your face and body are washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and moisturizers. During the procedure, a team member will stretch out the area to create a clear pathway between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser's energy will focus on and disable the follicle, which stops the hair from growing again. Usually, you will need to get 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to see your ideal results. Your appointments are staggered to give the affected areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to reach the phase of active growth so the laser can be effective. The state-of-the-art technology we use at Body+Beauty Lab targets only the hair follicle to preserve the skin and other tissue in the area being treated.
What to Expect
Although this treatment is mostly gentle, the affected areas of your skin may appear to have a light sunburn because lasers are used. After your session, you will be able to return to your normal activities, but you should avoid any strenuous activity or lengthy exposure to the sun for at least a day to allow the treated skin to recover. While at home following your appointment, we recommend patients to use soothing creams or ice packs to treat any mild discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal costs will vary, depending on the size and number of areas being treated, as well as how many treatment sessions you will need to reach your optimal results. To fully understand the benefits of laser hair removal, think about the energy and time you currently put into shaving, waxing, and other short-term removal methods. All of this considered, laser hair removal is generally cheaper and can save you a lot of work and money long-term. Your technician will develop a personalized plan that includes your number of required appointments. From here, we will be able to estimate your out-of-pocket costs and discuss your various payment options. We encourage patients to learn about our VIP membership program, which features exclusive offers on a range of our most popular services.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Considered an effective treatment, laser hair removal produces lasting improvements. While patients can enjoy the results from their procedure for a long time, laser hair removal is technically semi-permanent since some follicles may be unaffected. If a few hairs still continue to grow, they're much easier to deal with. More laser sessions may be needed to address new growth and any stragglers.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Hair growth occurs in phases. When some follicles are growing, others are resting. Because every follicle is in a different stage, several sessions are suggested to target each follicle when it's active. Getting your treatments over a few weeks helps you get effective results and smoother skin.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The process of laser hair removal can cause mild discomfort, but it isn't too painful. Patients may feel a small snap as the laser zaps each follicle. Your technician may use a local anesthetic on your skin before your treatment. According to our clients who have been getting waxed for years, they typically find that laser hair removal is much more comfortable in comparison.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
With so many laser systems available on the cosmetic market, Body+Beauty Lab makes sure to use only the most cutting-edge hair removal technology for women and men of most hair colors and types. The lasers we use (Motif Vantage and Elos) deliver amazing results. To always remain up-to-date with industry advancements, we upgrade our practice as different lasers become available. Ask us for more information on our innovative laser systems during your appointment if you have any questions.
GET RID OF THE RAZORS
If you're tired of spending time and energy on shaving, bleaching, and waxing, schedule an appointment to get more information about laser hair removal sessions performed at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA. Laser hair reduction by our team of experienced aestheticians will help you achieve skin that's smoother by eliminating unwanted follicles throughout the body and face.