Shaving away unwanted hair regularly can not only be annoying, but also time-consuming. As a result, many people have opted for other alternatives to minimize the number of times they shave. However, these methods of hair removal, which include waxing and plucking, may leave behind bumps and other discomforts. Fortunately, for those who desire to get rid of unwanted hair and are fed up with shaving regularly, laser hair removal is a great option, and it’s readily available right here in OKC.
How It Works
Before the treatment, glasses are provided to patients to protect them from laser light during the treatment. Upon the patient’s request, numbing agents may be provided to minimize any discomfort. During laser hair removal, we target the hair follicle using laser energy. This causes the destruction of melanin in the hair follicles and stops or slows down further growth of the hair.
To remove the unwanted hair, the laser lights are repeatedly passed over the target area. This treatment is well-tolerated by most patients. Depending on the area to be treated, patients that undergo laser hair removal are advised to undergo a series of treatment sessions to achieve the most desired results.
Main Causes of Hair Growth
Excessive hair growth may be the result of many factors, which include:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Reaction to certain medications
- Thyroid health problems
- Using steroids
- Insulin resistance
Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal in OKC works on various skin tones and is suitable for almost anyone who would like to get rid of excessive hair on their:
- Bikini area
- Other areas
Important Things to Consider Beforehand
Shave Before the Treatment
Having hair above the skin prevents the laser lights from reaching the hair follicles as it is abstracted and absorbed by the hair.
You Might Need to Avoid Certain Medications
Some medications are sensitive to the UV lights in the laser and may cause issues; they should not be used prior to and after the treatment.
The Process is Time-Efficient
The treatment takes a very short time ranging from just minutes to an hour, depending on the area to be treated. Treatments are designed to be simple and convenient.