Medical Spa & Cosmetic-Laser Specialist located in Arlington, VA
Hair removal options like shaving, waxing, and plucking are tedious processes that often leave you with areas of damaged skin, like razor burn or ingrown hairs. With laser hair removal at Tchabo MedSpa in Arlington, Virginia, you can target many areas of hair — both large and small — for long-term removal. To learn more about laser hair removal, call or book an appointment online today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a great treatment option for removing unwanted hair from large or difficult-to-reach places on your body. The treatment results in semi-permanent removal, with regrowth that’s often significantly lighter and less coarse than before.
The estheticians at Tchabo MedSpa perform laser hair removal using the most effective laser hair removal machine currently on the market. It can remove dark, dense, or coarse body hair from various areas of your body. Some of the most popular areas to target are your:
- Face and neck
The only area you shouldn’t target with laser hair removal is anywhere near your eyes. The treatment targets your follicles with powerful laser light, which heats the cells and inhibits their growth. It can damage your eyes and cause a loss of vision.
While electrolysis offers permanent hair removal, laser hair removal is often the more convenient option because it doesn’t treat just one follicle at a time. You can target many follicles across a large area during sessions that average around 30 minutes.
Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is safe for many different skin and hair types as long as you don’t have any active inflammatory skin conditions at the time of treatment. The treatment tends to be most effective for dark and coarse hair on skin that’s lighter than the hair.
To make sure you’re a good candidate, you should visit Tchabo MedSpa for an evaluation and consultation. Your provider can estimate the number of treatments you’ll need or guide you to other options if laser hair removal isn’t a good fit.
How should I care for my skin before and after laser hair removal?
Before your laser hair removal treatment, you must cease all other hair removal efforts for several weeks. This includes shaving, waxing, plucking, and even bleaching.
After your treatment, your skin might be a bit sensitive for a while. To protect it, you must apply sunscreen to any treated areas that are bare and exposed to sunlight.
Your esthetician may recommend high-end skin care products to nourish your skin back to optimal health.
How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?
A full cycle of laser hair removal typically averages six sessions. This is because your hair grows in three phases, and different follicles are in different phases at any given time.
While results vary from person to person, most people find that they experience a 20% reduction in hair with each session.
The number of treatments you’ll need depends on the density, coarseness, and color of hair in the area. When the hair starts to grow back, you can get maintenance sessions to remove it.
To schedule your consultation for long-lasting laser hair removal using the top hair removal laser on the market, call Tchabo MedSpa or book an appointment online today.