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Why We Love Laser Hair Removal
Making informed choices about procedures that affect your body are critical to obtain the best results and avoid complications.
Laser hair removal is one of these technically advanced, powerful medical procedures, but is also considered a spa treatment.
Laser Hair Removal is Not Painful
Being in a relaxed state helps the body respond more positively and have less discomfort during any medical treatment. Our tranquil, luxurious, soft-lighted rooms with warm herbal teas and a caring staff will provide a relaxing, pampering environment. You’ll be calm and stress-free during your laser hair removal treatment.
The sensation described during laser hair removal is like a rubber band snapping the skin. The pulse light delivered by the laser is far less painful than waxing or electrolysis. The laser focuses on multiple hair shafts, minimizing the amount of “snaps.”
Advil or ibuprofen taken a half hour to an hour before the hair removal process will minimize any discomfort. Having a glass of wine before the treatment can also relax and calm nerves, making for “pain-free” hair removal. (In this case, remember to plan ahead for a ride home!)
Once the treatment is finished, the nurse, doctor or laser technician can apply an ice pack to numb any discomfort. A soothing aloe lotion will be gently applied to the area to complete the session.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal is Easy
On the day of your laser hair removal, it is best to avoid caffeine. Also, because menstruation can make skin more sensitive, schedule your appointment for when you’re not on your period and having PMS symptoms.
Since laser hair removal works better on lighter skin, patients should avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen on the treatment area for three weeks before the appointment. A minor sunburn can also magnify the discomfort of the laser treatment.
For three days before the hair removal treatment, don’t use any skin irritants or peels. These include retinol, glycolic acid or alpha & beta hydroxy acids.
Lastly, two to three days before the appointment, shave the area to be treated. This will give the laser less hair above the skin to “singe” and only burn the root of the hair below the skin.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment is Permanent
Laser hair removal is a permanent, powerful treatment which kills the hair root, not allowing the follicle to grow hair for years. Waxing only removes the hair shaft, allowing hair to grow back within weeks.
Because of the potency of laser hair removal, it should be performed using FDA approved equipment by licensed medical professionals in a medical spa, not a salon.
Our medical spa provides a luxurious, pampering spa room with clinically sterile conditions for patient health and safety. Licensed medical staff and our pristine environment prevent infections, burns and other possible side effects when laser hair removal is done by unexperienced, unskilled laser operators.
At our Birmingham, MI Med Spa, a luxurious private room is provided for each patient for their laser hair removal treatment, for the ultimate in privacy, comfort and discretion.
Best Laser Hair Removal – Birmingham, MI
Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in skin treatments, including laser hair removal. In addition to permanent laser hair removal we also offer waxing services.
Each laser skin treatment begins with a professional skin consultation. Treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each client with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies. For optimal results, we also offer custom packages of laser treatments, under the guidance of medical aesthetician Our Aestheticians.
Schedule a laser hair removal treatment – and then relax in our Birmingham Med Spa, while we make you look and feel smooth and hair free!