Wedding Series: Laser Hair Removal

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laser hair removalIt takes many months to plan a wedding.  All those details have to be perfectly timed.  Be sure to add beauty treatments to your schedule of plans because for the best results some treatments have to be spread out over several months.  One of those treatments is laser hair removal.  Now is the perfect time to start laser treatments if planning to have a fall wedding. The appearance of unwanted hair can be embarrassing and downright unsightly. Not to mention that the furry-lip look wouldn’t exactly make for the best wedding photos.

Laser hair removal is a simple and less painful hair removal option than many other alternatives, such as electrolysis treatments, using depilatories or waxing. Shaving, tweezing and hair removal creams are all temporary options for eliminating unwanted body hair, however, they can also leave behind scars, burns, and even repulsive ingrown hairs. These treatments can also be rather painful and cause unusual discomfort. In some cases, women have reported a skin reaction to having one of the procedures above done.

Laser hair removal is the process by which intense pulses of light are released and absorbed into the pigment of the hair follicle. The light then intensifies and destroys the hair follicle from the root. As a result, the hair growth is slowed and after repeated sessions, eventually stops altogether.

It is a painless procedure and in most cases, leaves no scarring or long-term side effects. The key is to have the procedure done by a certified dermatologist who specializes in varying skin types. Laser hair removal must be personalized to the needs of each client. BodyLase® Skin Spa has FDA-approved lasers for all skin colors and a staff of experts who are knowledgeable in the appropriate level of treatment needed for a particular skin type. There may be a slight tingling sensation after the procedure, and some clients have reported feeling continual warmth in the skin. A cold compress is all that is needed to soothe the skin in these rare cases.

Most individuals require six to eight laser treatments, scheduled 6-8 weeks apart for the most satisfying results. The hair is then treated while in its Anagen phase, or its active growing phase. Six months prior to the wedding day would be an ideal time to start laser hair removal treatments. Any part of the body can be treated with the exception of the area under the eyebrow for precautionary measures.

BodyLase® carries a guarantee that customers will begin to see a long-lasting reduction in hair growth at the end of 6-8 treatments. Just in time to wow guests and make a striking entrance down the wedding aisle.  Clients should use an SPF 35 sunblock daily after treatments. The treated hair will continue to shed for a few weeks after the treatment and is easily removed by exfoliating the area. Tanning is also not recommended.