Seven Common Areas on the Body Treated For Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal is an excellent esthetic treatment for the long-term reduction of hair follicles throughout the face and body. Rapidly becoming one of the most popular elective procedures throughout this country, laser hair removal has both women and men talking about their fantastic results from Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA. If you're like most people, waxing, plucking, and shaving are part of an endless battle to be hair-free. While there are various hair removal methods today, upkeep and constant maintenance are mainstays with these options. Our experienced team of estheticians at Body+Beauty Lab will tell you which areas can be effectively treated with laser hair removal treatments.

Seven popular areas for laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is an excellent option to reduce the number of hair follicles on your face and body for more long-lasting results when compared to other common hair removal methods, like waxing, threading, and shaving. Depending on your unique needs, the expert team at Body+Beauty Lab uses either Elos lasers or Motif Vantage to produce long-lasting results and smoother-looking skin. For women and men, the common areas of concern are the following:

  1. Face (chin, sideburns, upper lip)
  2. Armpits
  3. Bikini area
  4. Back
  5. Arms
  6. Chest
  7. Legs

In addition to these popular areas of the body for laser hair removal sessions, it is an excellent option for Philadelphia, PA patients who have stubborn hair growth in other places, such as the stomach, buttocks, or toes.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal treatments are highly effective and gentle enough to be performed on sensitive areas of the body. At your appointment, one of our expert estheticians will clean the target area to remove any dirt and oil. The target area will be stretched out to create a pathway between the hair follicle and root to allow the laser's energy to be absorbed. The light emitted is then absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair strand, which is converted to heat, damaging the tube-shaped sacs within the follicle. This damage delays or inhibits future hair growth. In most cases, laser hair removal is about 80 – 90 percent effective in removing hair within the target area.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Active hair follicles are targeted with this cosmetic treatment. Laser hair removal treatments work by heating the current hair follicles to stunt any regrowth. Since hair growth throughout the body occurs in phases, you will need 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks for optimal results. When some follicles are resting, others are growing. Once the laser's energy deadens the hair follicle, it won't grow back. However, new hair growth will not be affected, so you may still have stragglers in the future but on a lesser scale. It is not uncommon to need a touch-up treatment in the future to achieve smoother skin again.

If you want to learn more about how laser hair removal works, how long it will last, and what kind of results you can expect, schedule a one-on-one consultation at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA. Our team of experts has performed numerous successful laser hair removal procedures and is trained on the latest techniques involved in this treatment. Throw away your razor or cancel your routine waxing appointments and schedule your laser hair removal appointment today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.