Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
With laser hair removal treatment, you can achieve velvety smooth skin year-round and save yourself hours of potential lost time. When you live in a city like Austin, TX where tank tops, denim cut-offs and bikini tops are part of your regular wardrobe, finding the time to shave every day can quickly become a burden. How many hours do we actually spend on shaving?
According to a recent study in the UK, women spend an average of 72 days in their lifetime shaving their legs, which according to the same study is ironically our most hated beauty ritual. Perhaps it is because shaving feels like such a waste of our limited time. Add on the fact that that hair will be back in the blink of an eye and it’s no wonder why the majority of women hate shaving.
Despite our shared loathing of the maintenance that goes into up keeping a stubble-free body, the majority of us begrudgingly continue this tiresome maintenance because we still prefer it to the alternative. However, recent advancements in laser technology have made arduous shaving a thing of the past!
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal treatments work by targeting the melanin in your skin. Melanin is what gives color to our hair and skin. The more melanin that is present, the darker the color of your hair. If you recall from science class, dark colors absorb light whereas lighter colors reflect it. This is the basic principle that laser hair removal works on. In patients with fair skin, melanin is typically concentrated in the hair, giving it a darker color than the surrounding skin.
During laser hair removal treatment, your technician will specifically tune the laser light to be absorbed by the hair follicle pigment. As a result, the focused laser energy is absorbed by the unwanted hair while simultaneously being repelled by the lighter colored skin. Upon being absorbed, this light energy is converted into heat that damages the hair follicle, stunting any future hair growth in that area.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
At Personique On The Spot, we have machines that treat all hair color, allowing our technicians to customize each laser hair removal treatment based on the individual’s unique hair and skin type. Our laser hair removal equipment can target blonde, red (Skin types 1-3) and skin types 4-6. During your Austin laser hair removal consultation, your technician will determine which techniques and technology will deliver the best results for maximum hair reduction.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This is a very common question. Since only 20% of the hair grows at any one time, and only the actively growing hair is destroyed by the laser, multiple sessions are needed for complete hair reduction. Five to six treatments are common when treating a targeted region of the body. The number of sessions you need will depend largely on the size and amount of hair growth in the treatment area.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Virtually any area of the body can be treated using laser hair removal. This procedure isn’t just for the ladies either. We frequently see male patients who just want less hair growth on areas like the back, chest or face. Laser hair removal is a very effective means for reducing thick, coarse hair growth.
Schedule an Appointment at Personique On The Spot
Our Austin laser hair removal treatments are performed at our medical spa located at Barton Creek Square Mall as well as our 34th street location. Call Personique On The Spot today at (512) 459-6800 to schedule your appointment!