Imagine how much time you have spent over the course of your life in removing unwanted body and facial hair. What if you could permanently remove unwanted hair so that you no longer have to wax, shave, or pluck? Think of how much time that you would have available for doing other things. This is achievable by undergoing a laser hair removal procedure in San Francisco.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
This treatment in San Francisco involves the use of equipment that transmits focused wavelengths of light into hair follicles, destroying them and their ability to grow hair. The light energy is converted into heat that destroys the bulb at the base of the hair. The melanin, or pigment-producing part of hair, absorbs the energy, making the treatment must appropriate for those with dark, coarse hair, although some people with lighter colored hair are still eligible for the treatment.
Why Do I Need Multiple Treatment?
You will need a few treatment sessions to permanently remove hair since individual hair follicles grow in certain phases that they cycle through. One hair follicle may be in a growth phase, which makes it treatable, while another nearby is in a dormant phase and cannot be treated. Multiple sessions allow us to treat all hair follicles when they eventually move into a growth phase.
What Happens at My Appointment?
Before beginning your laser hair removal procedure in San Francisco, hair in the treatment area will be trimmed very low or you may be instructed to shave it down a day earlier. Skin in the treatment area will be cleansed and a numbing agent may be administered, particularly if the treatment area is a sensitive.
Everyone involved in the process will need to wear protective eye gear. We will hold the laser equipment next to your skin and start treating it. Depending upon the type of laser, we may use a machine or special cooling agent on your skin to protect it.
What Happens after My Treatment?
Avoid prolonged UV radiation exposure for a couple of weeks before and after your treatment since this could limit the effectiveness of your laser hair removal procedure or interfere with your recovery. Do not undergo any other type of laser procedure in the treatment area until you have fully recovered.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are a San Francisco resident who is ready to permanently remove hair in places like your face, arms, underarms, legs, or bikini area, please reach out to us at Urban Allure in San Francisco to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!