Laser hair removal is the hair removal technique that gets rid of your body hair for good. It frees up your time from dealing with the annoyance of unwanted hair returning over and over. This is your ultimate guide to laser hair removal, and it will help you determine whether it is right for you.
How much does it cost?
The first thing you may be wondering is how much it costs. Keep in mind that laser hair removal is an investment. While it is definitely more expensive than a package of razors – but if you consider how much you’re regularly spending on razors, at-home wax strips, salon waxing, and other items you use to remove unwanted hair, you can save yourself money in the long-run.
The actual cost will depend on the salon and the body parts you want hair removed from. Typically, treatments are sold in packages, as you’ll need several treatments. The cost will also depend on the size of the area. For example, eyebrows would be a small treatment area, but lower legs and arms are considered large treatment areas.
Averages include $150 – $250 per treatment for a small area, or $500 – $1,200 per treatment for a large area.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by damaging or destroying a pigment called melanin that lives deep within the hair follicle. Once this is damaged or destroyed, hair growth will be slowed or stopped altogether. It can take several treatments for the best results.
Where does laser treatment work best?
Laser hair removal works best on the lower legs, underarms, and bikini area. Facial hair is harder for the laser to remove hair from because those hairs are finer, and therefore it is harder to attack the pigment.
How many sessions will I need?
The total number of sessions will vary depending on the area being treated, and your hair type and texture. Usually, it takes 5-10 treatments.
How often do you have treatments?
Typically, treatments are done once per month. You can shave any hair that grows in between treatments as needed, which makes it nice compared to waxing.
How should I prepare for my laser hair removal session?
You should shave a day before your appointment. This will keep the entire hair from heating up and burning the skin. It also helps direct all of the energy towards the base of the follicle, which is what is needed to prevent regrowth.
What should I avoid before and between sessions?
The most important thing is to avoid sun exposure, as the increased pigmentation can increase your risk of being burned by the laser. You should also avoid waxing because it removes the follicle, which means the laser cannot target it.
If you are interested in having a consultation to see if you could get rid of your unwanted body hair with laser hair removal, contact Luxxery Boutique!