Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?

shutterstock_295624265With everyone from Beyoncé to Britney Spears and even Julia Roberts forgetting to shave, it’s amazing how many celebrities have been left red-faced after being caught on camera. These women have entire teams paid to make sure they are red carpet ready. If they can’t do it, how can we?  This is a big reason many women – and men – are turning to laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular procedures at Capital City Cosmetic Surgery. You can always be red carpet ready no matter what the situation. But you should ask yourself the following questions to make sure laser hair removal is right for you before coming in for a consultation.

Is My Hair Darker Than My Skin?

While not having to shave sounds enticing, you may wonder whether laser hair removal is right for you. Laser hair removal works best on individuals who have lighter skin and medium brown to dark black hair. The reason for this is that the laser targets the melanin, or darker pigment, in hair follicles to inhibit their growth. The procedure doesn’t work as well on darker skinned individuals because the laser has a difficult time discerning between skin and hair. Laser hair removal is also not as effective on those with white, blonde or red hair. You should be aware that more sessions may be needed to achieve the desired effect if you have lighter hair color.  Capital City Cosmetic Surgery has three separate lasers for removing hair so that all skin types can be effectively treated.

Results Will Vary From Person to Person

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments to be effective. Each treatment removes a progressive percentage of hair until the skin becomes smooth and hair free. The number of treatments can vary from one individual to another due to subtle differences within each person’s skin. These differences alters the way laser light is absorbed so that every person, even siblings, may have different results.

Do You Have a Tattoo?

Tattoos on the treatment area are a big no-no, as the dark pigment of the designs will absorb the laser more than natural skin would. The laser can pick up these pigments and remove the tattoo.

You Can Laser Large Areas

In just a matter of minutes, hair follicles are destroyed with minimal discomfort. Men and women commonly have their underarms, bikini line, chests, legs and back hair removed. The procedure can be used to tailor eyebrows, beard lines, or other areas where sculpting of the hair is preferred over complete removal.

Pain Free Laser Hair Removal

Capital City Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer multiple lasers for treating all skin types.  This includes the newest technology to provide pain free laser hair removal for those who are more sensitive.

Improve Your Outcome

If you do decide after reading this blog that laser hair removal is right for you, remember that you need to be consistent with your appointments. People who see the best results typically go in for treatment every four to six weeks in order to maximize the effect. Sun avoidance is also very important to optimize your treatment and reduce side effects during your treatments.

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