Winter Is the Best Time to Banish Unwanted Hair With Laser Hair Removal Therapy

Start laser hair removal today and be ready for summer.

If you’re plucking, tweezing, shaving, and waxing your way to a smoother body, there is a better way. The endless battle to get rid of unwanted body hair has a secret weapon — laser hair removal — which offers a long-term solution to an age-old problem.

Here at Essence Skin Clinic, we offer a wide array of treatments and therapies for almost every cosmetic concern. We pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date and innovative products and services to help our clients in Rochester, Minnesota, look and feel their best. If you’re plagued by unwanted body hair, throw down your razors and tweezers, and establish a new plan of attack with laser hair removal.

If you get started now, you can banish unwanted hair with laser hair removal in time for summer.

The science of hair

Each strand of your hair starts with a hair follicle, and you have millions of them in your skin (in fact, five million when you’re born). The good news is that you don’t generate new hair follicles over the course of your life, but this may be of little help if the ones you do have are continually producing hair in places where you least want it.

At any given time, your hair is in one of three stages:

After the telogen phase, your hair falls out, and your follicle begins its cycle again. This process repeats itself over and over until the follicle itself dies off.

Clearing the way through laser

Although tweezing, plucking, waxing, and shaving address your hair, these methods do little to get down to your hair follicle. With our laser therapy, we deliver light energy directly into the follicle, which heats up the pigment inside, damaging the follicle. This puts an end to the three-stage growth process of the hair, and your body rejects it. As we continue to direct laser energy into your hair follicles, they produce finer and thinner hairs until they give up altogether.

We can use this innovative laser hair removal therapy on most areas on your body since the laser energy doesn’t cause any surface damage (we do avoid any areas around your eyes, however). This includes your:

The best way to find out whether we can remove a specific area of unwanted hair using our innovative laser system is to come in for a consultation.

Prepare now for summer

When you come in, we sit down with you to review the areas you want to tackle with laser hair removal and develop an appropriate timeline, which depends upon your skin and hair type, as well as the size of the treatment area.

Most of our clients need several laser hair removal treatments for optimal results (usually three to seven). We space your treatments apart by several weeks to allow time for your hair follicles to enter the growth phase again, at which point we greet the new growth with hair-ending laser energy.

Each laser hair removal session lasts about 30 minutes (less if we’re addressing a small area), and there’s no downtime afterward. During the procedure, you may experience some discomfort, especially in sensitive areas, but the effect is short-lived.

For the most thorough results, it’s best if you allow your hair to grow a little, so we can easily spot where your hair follicles are. This means you shouldn’t use any hair removal techniques that pull the hair out from the root. You can usually still shave since you’re only breaking the shaft, but please check with us first.

If you’d like to get started now in order to greet the summer with smoother skin, please give us a call to learn more about our laser hair removal therapy. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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