It may be cold outside now but spring break will be here before we know it. If you're tired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing in an effort to keep unwanted hair at bay, it's time to prepare for shorts, skirts, and swimsuits with laser hair reduction, one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States.
At Cascade MedSpa and Laser Centre located in Baxter, Minnesota, our top-notch team uses state-of-the-art, FDA-approved devices and products to help you look and feel your best. Whether you're seeking a refresh to your appearance, assistance in removing stubborn fat deposits or want to get rid of unwanted hair, our friendly, experienced staff provide education and support.
Some instances of unwanted hair like on women's underarms, bikini area, and legs have likely been an ongoing challenge while other places such as the face, upper lip, and chin become more of an issue as people get older. Fortunately, laser hair reduction can help all of them and more.
Laser hair reduction targets the desired hair follicles with energy pulses from the Forever Bare BBLTM laser. These follicles are destroyed by the heat while the surrounding skin remains unaffected. It can be performed on almost all skin types.
Most areas of the body can be treated including the underarms, bikini area, legs, arms, back, chest, and abdomen. The procedure can be helpful on the face, upper lip, and chin as well.
Very little advanced preparation is needed but it is important to not pluck, wax, or do anything else that can affect the hair root beforehand, as it needs to be intact for the procedure. You will want to be clean shaven upon arrival. Similarly, avoiding the sun for several weeks is important.
The process starts with a cleaning of the area and application of a special numbing cream to assure comfort. We do not numb our clients. Glasses are worn by all to prevent eye damage from the laser. Treatment involves a device being moved over the designated area with the procedure length depending on the size of the area selected.
The treatment requires no downtime and side effects are typically just a few hours of minor redness and swelling. Avoiding the sun and tanning beds for several weeks afterward is important.
Results are usually visible immediately and increase with subsequent treatments. The number of sessions can depend on the individual, their goals, and the area treated, but six to ten appointments are often recommended anywhere from four to six weeks apart.
If you're ready to toss that razer and try a new method for hair reduction, we can help. Click here to book an appointment today.