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6 Things You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Woman laying by pool who has received laser hair removal treatment in Los Angeles, CA.

With warmer weather finally here, people are pulling out their swimsuits, tank tops, and shorts. Men and women are looking for ways to have smooth, hair-free bodies. There are many different treatment options when it comes to removing unwanted hair. But laser hair removal at our Los Angeles-area med spa is one of the most effective, permanent solutions. 

Curious if this treatment is right for you? Here are 6 important things to consider before your first laser hair removal appointment.

1) Treatments take only minutes. 

Laser hair removal is one of the quickest aesthetic treatments out there, especially with the Lutronic® CLARITY™ dual-wavelength laser. The CLARITY has a large treatment spot size and can treat an entire leg in under 30 minutes. With zero downtime required afterward, you can return to your daily life immediately after treatment.

2) Results are long lasting. 

Make shaving and waxing a thing of the past. Once follicles are treated with the CLARITY laser, hair growth either stops altogether or is significantly slowed. This is one of the reasons the treatment has such a high “Worth It” rating on

3) It’s effective for nearly all skin tones.

Less advanced devices made laser hair removal exclusive to people with light skin and dark hair. But now, with the CLARITY’s versatile wavelength technology, more people are eligible for treatment. The laser still works best for those with dark hair, but people of all skin tones can enjoy beautiful results. 

4) The experience is more comfortable than ever.  

Laser hair removal has had a reputation for being uncomfortable, but that isn’t the case at our practice. Treatment is surprisingly comfortable thanks to the CLARITY’s cryogen tip, which effectively numbs the skin before each laser pulse. Most patients don’t require any additional skin numbing before their session. 

5) Sun protection after your treatment is essential. 

As is the case with any laser treatment, your skin will be especially sensitive to sun exposure a few weeks after. Avoid excessive direct sunlight and wear high-SPF sunscreen. If you need to be out and about, trying wearing a long-sleeved top or a wide-brimmed sun hat.

6) It’s best to start sooner than later. 

Patience pays off when it comes to laser hair removal. Because hair enters different growth phases at different times, you will likely need 3 to 6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to get the best results. Talk with your provider to create the best treatment schedule for your individual needs.

Shaving, waxing, and plucking can be a long, tedious process. With laser hair removal, you can enjoy smooth skin all summer long without any hassle.

If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal at our med spa in Los Angeles, please request a consultation online. You can also contact us by phone at (310) 784-0670.

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