Smooth, Hair-Free Skin
Unwanted body or facial hair can be time-consuming and costly to get rid of. Time and money spent shaving, tweezing, epilation, or waxing can make your skin irritated, only to have the hair grow back soon after. All of these factors can cause unnecessary stress over unwanted hair, making the need for a long-term solution: laser hair removal.
At CaTara Medical Spa, laser hair removal in Algonquin permanently reduces hair on the face or body by killing the hair follicle and the hair’s ability to grow. The laser technology behind this treatment targets the melanin, or pigment, of the hair to zap the hair follicle at the source.
Laser hair removal can work on many body zones, and patients love the long-term effects and smooth skin from this treatment.
Laser Hair Removal in Algonquin
What it Treats
Varies depending on size of treatment area(s). Multiple 15 to 60-minute treatment sessions.
Female or male
18 or older
Recovery & Downtime
Your skin may feel sensitive, warm, and red immediately after the treatment, but there is no downtime for recovery after laser hair removal in Algonquin. Most laser hair removal sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to treat all hair growth cycles.
Why Try Laser Hair Removal in Algonquin?
Simply put, laser hair removal is the most effective hair removal technique. You'll enjoy unwanted body hair changing from a nuisance to an afterthought.
Less Skin Irritation
Many forms of hair removal come with skin irritation like razor burn, bumps, and itchiness as your hair regrows, especially shaving. Though you may experience some sensitivity right after treatment, once the hair follicles can no longer grow hair, there is virtually no irritation.
For some, unwanted body hair makes them feel more self-conscious in certain types of clothing. Laser hair removal in Algonquin can help you feel carefree and confident in your skin.
The Laser Hair Removal Process
What to Expect
Before your laser hair removal in Algonquin, you'll meet with a CaTara for a consultation. We will assess if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. Certain skin and hair colors do not respond well to laser hair removal, so it's important to ensure that you are an ideal candidate before the treatment. Once we determine that you are a candidate for laser hair removal, we will determine how many treatment sessions you'll need based on your desired results.
Laser Hair Removal Treatments
For your laser hair removal treatments, your laser specialist will give you protective eyewear and ensure you are comfortable before beginning. Then, they will start and run the handpiece over the treatment area(s). You will feel a heat and tolerable snapping sensation from the laser, similar to a rubber band. How long the procedure takes depends on the size and amount of treatment areas.
After your laser hair removal session at CaTara, your CaTara will explain any aftercare protocol. A series of laser hair removal treatments produce the best results, so will set your next session appointment(s) afterward.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure, tanning beds, and other activities or products that increase photosensitivity.
- Shave 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. This is to ensure the laser can easily target the hair follicle, not the hair itself.
- Come to your appointment with clean bare skin without oils, creams, or lotions.
- Consult with your doctor about any medications that may interact with laser hair removal.
- Do not shave, exfoliate, or do anything else abrasive to your skin, as it is sensitive immediately after treatment.
- If needed, apply cooling products like aloe vera.
- Protect your skin with SPF and avoid excess sun exposure.
- Do not use products that increase photosensitivity.
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is laser hair removal?
For most people, laser hair removal pain is minimal, especially when compared to other hair removal treatments like waxing. Many describe the feeling as the quick snapping sensation of a rubber band against the skin.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is safe as long as you go to a qualified CaTara Medical Spa provider. You should get an in-depth consultation with a trained laser professional to ensure you are a good candidate.
How permanent is laser hair removal?
How permanent laser hair removal is for you depends on your hair's density, growth cycle, and other factors. Most people may need a yearly touch-up session to make their results permanent. Any hair regrowth after laser hair removal is usually less dense, finer, and lighter color.
Is it worth getting laser hair removal?
Whether it is worth getting laser hair removal depends on your individual priorities. For many, unwanted body hair takes up a lot of time and energy, and methods like shaving can cause ongoing skin irritation while waxing is painful and costly. While the cost of laser hair removal is an investment, many patients find that getting laser hair removal is worth it for the long-term results and benefits.
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