FAQs About Laser Hair Removal

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FAQs About Laser Hair Removal - Bella Cosmetic SurgeryWomen and men who are looking for smoother skin are turning to laser hair removal. This procedure has become incredibly popular thanks to the excellent results it delivers. If you're wondering if laser hair removal is right for you, continue reading to learn more about the procedure.

How does it work?

During the treatment, a specialized laser pulses light on the targeted area. That light converts into heat, which targets the root of the hair. This action inhibits further growth and causes individual strands to fall out.

Does it remove all the hairs?

This procedure reduces the number of hairs, but does not remove or prevent all hair growth.

What areas of the body can be targeted?

Nearly all areas of the body can be treated. The most popular areas tend to be the underarms, legs, bikini and facial areas.

What does it feel like?

Laser hair removal is often described as a prickly, hot feeling. It is not extremely painful, nor is it invasive, and no sedation is required.

How will it feel afterwards?

The skin will likely feel irritated for a little while after each treatment. The treated area might have small red bumps but should return to normal shortly after treatment.

How many sessions are required?

In general, between five and eight sessions are recommended.

Will it save me money over shaving?

Some industry experts claim that there are significant financial benefits to laser hair removal. Create an estimate of the costs associated with shaving the targeted area each year. Multiply that by the number of years you will perceivably shave - you may be surprised to see that the number can reach up to $10,000!