Whether it’s a unibrow, bikini line, or tricky, thicker leg hair, we all have hair in places we’d rather not. For both men and women, unwanted hair can be a real problem. There is a whole industry of options available to deal with our concerns, but some really are better than others. Laser hair removal has grown to be one of the most popular cosmetic treatments across the US for a good reason: it gives you results that are long term up to permanent. If you’re ready to be rid of the hair you don’t want, Impressions Skin Solutions team in Hendersonville, TN is ready to help.
Why Laser Is Better
Perhaps you were raised on the razor, exploring cream after gel after foam to find something that will ease the razor burn and lessen the likelihood of nicks and cuts. No matter how great your tool, though, you still find yourself back at it after an incredibly short period, dealing with stubble and new growth. Then there’s the painstaking process of plucking any strays and trying to deal with the increasing number of dark facial hairs for women and rooting out the problematic ingrown hairs for men.
Others try alternative routes. Perhaps you’ve experimented with different depilatory creams trying to find the least offensive of the smelly options and strike a balance for how long is long enough to remove hair without causing rash, pain, and sensitive patches. Or you may be brave enough to wax, finding a product and provider you can trust, and facing the ongoing process that makes you wait through the embarrassing stage of substantial regrowth before your next visit.
It’s time to consider an option that gives you real, lasting results. Laser treatments for hair removal have been readily available for decades, and with innovations across the field, it’s no wonder they’ve grown to be such a tried and true method for so many.
How Permanent Is Laser Hair Removal?
When compared with shaving, waxing, and other hair removal options, laser really stands out as the one contender to offer serious, long-term outcomes. Like any other treatment, it works best when it’s used as it should be. Understanding the why of how all this works will help you understand how to plan for effective results that will last longer and longer: up to permanent.
Understanding Hair Growth
Our hair grows in cycles, and at any moment, you have hair in a variety of cycles across one area of your skin. For example, some hairs will be in the shedding/resting stage (last stage), while others will be in the interim stage of transition, and yet others will be in the first stage of growth. This first stage, anagen, is the stage where laser hair removal can target follicles of hair to stunt and even destroy their capacity for growth.
Understanding Laser Treatment
The laser is a focused beam of light that targets darker hair, heating up the follicle down to its root and impacting their ability to grow. The light is designed to be attracted by pigment so that the surrounding skin is left undamaged, while the beam does optimum damage to follicles in the anagen stage of growth. As you want to laser each hair in the anagen stage, you will need a series of treatments to adequately address one area. Your consultant will help plan a treatment package that gets you to your ideal outcome.
As you get more treatments, more of the follicles are damaged. With a series of treatments, you’ll notice less and less hair, and even what grows back will be thinner and slower to grow. Some people achieve completely permanent results in some areas, but everyone experiences long-term results that last for months and are easy to maintain with a spot treatment here and there.
The Top Most Frequently Asked Questions
What Areas Can I Treat?
Whether you’re looking to deal with unwanted underarm hair in a more permanent way or address those invasive sideburns, laser treatments are a great option. Virtually any area you can imagine can be a tool to effectively address your hair concerns, thinning and reducing regrowth even up to permanent hair loss in that area. In the facial area, you can sculpt eyebrows, deal with unwanted hair around lips and under the chin, and deal with hair across the full face.
With the ability of laser treatments to deal with larger areas in a relatively short period, you can focus on large and small areas across your body. Popular for underarms and bikini lines, this tool can target the chest, back, and even full leg.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We recommend a package of six sessions spaced around six to eight weeks apart to make sure we address all hair in the growth phase in the targeted area. After a package, you will notice that hair growth is significantly thinned, with longer regrowth time. Adding in a maintenance visit or two per year is a great way to keep those ideal results. Working towards permanent outcomes, we will consider your individual hair and the best treatment options.
As each individual has their own unique makeup of hair density, color, and thickness, each treatment approach needs to be individualized to get the best results. The number of treatments to receive your ideal outcome will also depend on what area you’re addressing. The more fragile facial hair will understandably require a different approach than dealing with longer, thicker leg hair. As professionals, we work with you to plan the best
When Can I Do the Treatments?
As a treatment with no required downtime, many clients schedule sessions around their busy errands and appointments. Laser hair removal requires no rest or recovery period, so you can be back to business quickly, with long-lasting, smoother skin.
How Long Is a Treatment?
The answer to this question depends on what area you’re addressing. It will obviously be quicker to laser your upper lip than your full leg. However, the smart technologies of modern laser treatments allow the laser to target a larger area at a time, making even a full leg treatment quicker than you might think.
As we work carefully to do a thorough and professional job, your treatment could last over an hour for very large areas. Yet compared to daily and monthly regimens of ongoing hair removal, it’s a quick fix with an abiding payoff.
Advantages of Laser
As a hair removal option, the laser is in a class on its own. Its advantages set it apart as an option that gains you the smoother, soft skin you want for longer and longer periods without all the daily and monthly investment of time and all the negatives of razor burn, nicks, and damaged skin.
Convenient and Easy
With the option to schedule a session in between your to-do’s, you can keep up with a treatment plan without disrupting your busy life. The relatively short length of each session, and your need for only one session every six to eight weeks of your package plan, lends itself to compatibility with even the busiest of lifestyles.
Long-Lasting and Effective
Each session also gets you closer to your desired results. As you invest in your quality of life, you are giving yourself smoother skin for longer periods with less and less time necessary to achieve this result. When compared with the daily need for shaving and weekly visits to get waxed, laser treatments are an ideal option.
Advantages of Impressions
Now that you know more about laser hair removal, how do you get started? As with any personal treatment, you should pick a provider that you’re comfortable partnering with long-term. At Impressions Skin Solutions, we are a caring practice of professionals dedicated to helping you on your health and wellness journey. Our goal is to help you achieve your ideal results to help you live your life fully.
As a team that treasures the beauty in each individual, we are excited to join you as you look for ways to improve the quality of your life. Given your own unique combination of traits and concerns, your skin and healthcare solutions need to be individualized by a team that can address a variety of issues. Our holistic approach offers the full support of our primary care office, Rapha Wellness, hand-in-hand with our Impressions Skin Solutions.
We are medical professionals who will give you a private, confidential, and caring atmosphere. As you consider the best provider for you, make sure to keep a few things in mind:
You want a provider who will guide your decision and present options, not one who will pressure you into adding options you don’t want just to make a bigger sale. Our bottom line is your health and wellbeing, and that’s something you can sense from the right provider. Make sure you feel at ease with the provider you choose.
As a team of medical professionals, our bedside manner matters. We are here as experts to help you understand the process, so feel free to ask questions. You should feel free to ask your most sensitive questions, knowing you’ll be respected in the process.
Get to know us and feel free to ask the questions that make you most nervous. It’s our job to listen, care, and give you excellent support towards your aesthetic and wellness goals.
As with any medical treatment or service, you want someone who’s been around the block. Experience is an incredible teacher, and with each new client over each new year, we have grown stronger. Our long-standing community presence means we are stable, giving you a strong foundation for peace of mind. Like with any good provider, you can get to know us and hear from the clients who have come to know and trust us with their care.
Look for Expertise
Over the years, we’ve developed expertise in laser hair removal. With a dedication to ongoing learning and the use of best practices, our professional team knows how to put the treatment to the most effective use for your individual needs.
Get Rid of the Hair You Hate
For new clients who just want to find a provider they can feel at home with, you can be assured that you’ll be well taken care of with excellent treatments, expertise, and a desire to partner with you towards the most optimal outcomes. Our track record, confidential atmosphere, and individualized planning help ensure that you receive incredible care and service.
Reach out to the Impressions Skin Solutions team in Hendersonville, TN today so we can discuss the best steps towards achieving your ideal goals. Our caring professionals are excited to partner with you in your health and beauty journey!