Achieving smoother, silkier skin shouldn’t require you to spend hours in your bathroom focusing on hair removal. With the help of the skilled aesthetic team at Essence Skin Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, you can get personalized laser hair removal treatments for almost any type of hair color or texture. Find out if laser hair removal is right for you by booking a consultation online. You can also call the clinic directly to speak with a team member.
Laser hair removal involves using concentrated energy to target the growth center of unwanted body hair: the follicle. With each pulse of light, pigment in the hair absorbs the energy and causes the hair to heat up — the process doesn’t heat or burn your skin, only the hair.
Because the heat from the laser interrupts the growth cycle, the hair is destroyed on the spot. Your skin eventually pushes destroyed hair out over the following couple of weeks after your laser hair removal treatment. Treated hair does grow back, but each time it does, it’s lighter, thinner, and finer until eventually, it stops growing back entirely.
Delicate areas, such as your upper lip or bikini area, can be a little more sensitive to laser hair removal treatments than other spots. The sensation is described as feeling like dozens of tiny rubber bands are striking your skin all at once. Although the sensation is unusual, you shouldn’t be in pain or extreme discomfort.
If you’re having a delicate area treated or know that you have a low pain tolerance, you have options. The aesthetic team at Essence Skin Clinic sometimes recommend applying an over-the-counter topical numbing cream to your treatment area about 20-30 minutes beforehand. Applying an ice pack on your way to the clinic also does the trick.
Even though you experience a reduction in hair growth after a single treatment, it takes multiple sessions to achieve dramatic results. This is because the laser is most effective on hairs that are actively growing in the anagen phase.
Since every single hair on your body is at a different point in the growth cycle at any given moment, it takes multiple visits to be able to target each individual hair during its anagen phase.
Usually, the skin care experts at Essence Skin Clinic suggest getting a series of about six to eight treatments, each about four to six weeks apart. When you come in for your consultation, your dedicated practitioner will let you know how many treatments are likely needed for your specific hair and skin combination.
Start your path to smoother skin by booking a laser hair removal consultation at Essence Skin Clinic today. Schedule online or over the phone.
Individual results may vary.