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What Areas Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a lasting solution that can help you get rid of your unwanted hair for good. Imagine never needing to shave or wax again. Picture yourself enjoying freedom from stubble and razor burn. At Skin Renewal of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, we offer laser treatments that can safely and effectively remove your hair.

With all the benefits of this method, you might be wondering which areas of your body can be treated. After all, people get unwanted hair in all sorts of different places. As you might be hoping, this treatment is safe to do almost anywhere. Read on and we'll tell you more about how and where it can be used. If you want to get rid of hair in a specific spot, chances are that this treatment can help.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

It Treats Each Hair Follicle

How do laser treatments get rid of the hair for good while most other solutions are temporary? The answer is in their ability to address the source of the growth. Laser treatments penetrate deep into the skin, where they heat up the hair follicles. After the treatment, these follicles are no longer able to produce hair.

Laser hair removal is one of the only methods that can alter the follicles in this way. Shaving just cuts each hair at the surface. For this reason, they will reemerge after a few days. Waxing pulls the hairs out by their roots, but the follicles remain active. Within a few weeks, everything will be back. If you want lasting results, laser treatments are your best option.

It Works With Your Hair Growth Cycles

Your hair grows in different phases:

  • Anagen
  • Catagen
  • Telogen
  • Exogen

Hairs can only be treated when they are in the anagen phase. This is the time when they are active. The reason your hair grows back a few weeks after you wax is that waxing only removes the anagen hairs. As soon as the next crop cycles through, you see hair again. We will schedule your laser treatments according to the hair growth cycles. You will probably receive four to six sessions spaced about one month apart. This allows us to treat each group of hair as it comes to the surface. During the resting period, the next group grows out. After the end of the series, all of your hair will be gone for good.

The Light From the Laser Is Attracted to the Color of Your Hair

Our lasers are able to treat your hair follicles without harming the surrounding tissue because the light is color sensitive. It is attracted to the shade produced by melanin: the pigment that is responsible for the darkness of your hair.

What Parts of Your Body Can You Treat?

Our bodies have a lot of hair: around 5 million, to be exact. The problem is, many of them are in places where we don't need or want them. Laser treatments can help you get rid of unwanted hair no matter where it is. Most people think of treating their legs first, but you can actually target many other areas. In fact, only your eyelids are off-limits. Here are some of the most popular spots:

The Legs

Shaving your legs every other day is time-consuming and bothersome. Getting laser treatments for this area will save you lots of time in the shower and an occasional razor burn. Plus, you will be able to wear shorts and skirts without checking to see if you need to remove your unwanted hair.

The Underarms

Laser treatments for the underarms are popular for many of the same reasons. After treating them, you will be able to wear short sleeves without thinking about the hair, and you will save time on shaving.

The Forearms

Most people don't shave their forearms because they can't deal with stubble in that area. However, you might have more hair there than you want. Getting laser treatments can remove that hair or reduce it without the use of razors or waxing strips.

The Bikini Area

Who wants to shave or wax every time they wear a bathing suit? Laser treatments can get rid of your hair in this area for good. It's a great way to prep for the summer swim season or a beachy vacation.

The Brazilian Area

When we said all areas can receive this treatment, we meant it. If you want to get rid of all the hair down there, this treatment can make that happen.

The Chin

This area is especially popular for men with thick beards. Did you know that you don't have to remove all of your hair when you get this treatment? Some men choose to have their beards made thinner so that they don't need to shave as often. Reducing the density of the hair can cut down on skin irritation because you won't need to go over the same area again and again with your razor.

The Stomach and the Back

If you have excessive hair in these areas, this treatment can either eliminate or reduce it.

Parts of the Face

For people who have unwanted hair on the chin, upper lip, or another area of your face, laser treatment can help. Many people find that this solution is an excellent way to eliminate the embarrassment of unwanted facial hair. It will also save you the need to tweeze.

You Name It

If you would like to treat an area that is not on this list, just ask us about it. Chances are, this treatment can get rid of the hair there, too.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

No matter where you choose to get this treatment, you will experience many benefits. Eliminating the need to shave or wax will improve your appearance, save your skin from irritation, and free up your schedule. These benefits apply no matter what body part you choose to treat. Here are a few of the most significant advantages you will enjoy:

You Will Finally Get Lasting Results

The reason most people choose this treatment is that the effects last indefinitely. After your series of laser sessions, unwanted hair will not be part of your life anymore. Every morning, you can wake up go about your day without asking yourself whether or not you need to shave. You can say goodbye to those embarrassing times when you realize you forgot. Best of all, you won't have to remove your hair over and over again only to have it come back. Laser treatments mean freedom from inconvenience and smooth skin that lasts.

Your Skin Will Be Healthier

Constant shaving and waxing can cause major irritation. If you want hairless skin, you probably don't need red bumps to go along with it. Unfortunately, shaving can cause ingrown hairs, razor burns, and allergic reactions to the foaming cream. As anyone who shaves knows, it's almost impossible not to cut yourself occasionally. Waxing can cause irritation, too, because it involves pulling your hair out by the roots.

Many people ask whether or not laser treatments are safe. The answer is that they are actually safer than the alternatives. You won't cut yourself, and you won't irritate your skin. It is much more comfortable than waxing, and once you have it done, the results last. No more need for ceaseless repetition.

You Will Save Time

Imagine a world where you don't have to run around getting waxed or spend extra time in the shower shaving. Over the course of a lifetime, the hours you devote to these methods add up. Depending on what area you target, laser hair treatments can take as little as half an hour. Usually, you only need four to six sessions to achieve lasting results. Most patients continue to come in once a year for a quick touch-up. Compared to shaving or waxing, it's a good time investment.

You Avoid Awkward Regrowth

Showing hair that has half grown out can be awkward. Everyone knows the feeling they get when it's almost time to wax but the hair hasn't gotten long enough yet. Stubble from shaving isn't any fun, either. When you choose laser treatment, your hair will never grow back the same way it used to, so you can avoid the awkward in-between phase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I Shave Between Sessions?

A: The lasers are attracted to the color of your hair below the surface. It doesn't matter if you remove the part of the shaft that has grown out of your skin, so shave away. However, you should avoid waxing and tweezing. Methods that remove the entire hair leave nothing for the lasers to find and focus on.

Q: Can Men and Women Both Get This Treatment

A: Yes! It works for almost everybody.

Q: Does This Treatment Hurt?

A: Most people compare the feeling of the laser to a light flick from a rubber band. You will not feel significant discomfort at any time during your treatment. Waxing definitely hurts more. So does cutting yourself with a razor.

Q: How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?

A: There is not a lot of prep work involved in this treatment. Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds starting two weeks before your appointment. Ask us about the skincare products you regularly use. If they contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or certain other ingredients, we might suggest that you discontinue them for a while.

Q: What Should I Do After My Appointment?

A: There is no downtime with this treatment. You can go back to work and resume all of your normal activities immediately. You should avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for the next two weeks. When you come in for your consultation, we will tell you everything you need to know about any additional aftercare.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about this treatment, we can book you for a free consultation. We will tell you all about the benefits of our FDA-approved lasers and answer any questions you have. During this time, we will show you our practice and get to know you as a patient. We look forward to meeting you.

Get Freedom From Hair, Anywhere

Unwanted hair is not something that you need to live with, no matter where it grows. Neither are razors and hot wax strips. Laser hair removal is a safe, convenient way to get skin that stays smooth all the time. You can use it to treat your legs, arms, stomach, back, bikini area, Brazilian area, face, feet, and everywhere in between. After your treatment, you will love living life without the hairs.

For more information about this treatment, contact Skin Renewal of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK. We can help you get smooth, healthy skin that never needs to be shaved again.

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