Laser hair removal is rapidly becoming the most popular way to get rid of unwanted hair for both women and men today. Lasers like the Nd:YAG system from Candela, also called the Gentle YAG, are effective at removing hair from multiple areas. This includes the face, the legs, the arms, the underarms, the bikini line, the back, and other areas as needed. Laser hair removal is the longest lasting of all hair removal methods, one of the main reasons for its popularity. In a matter of a few short weeks or months, you can be on the road to ditching the razors and hair removal creams for good if you choose laser hair removal.
How to Prepare
There are several ways that you can prepare for the most effective laser hair removal. These include:
Stay out of the sun
No plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for six weeks prior to laser hair removal appointment
Avoid tanning booth sessions for 14 days prior to laser hair removal appointment
Shave skin prior to laser hair removal, including thorough cleaning and drying
Remove any makeup, lotion, oil, sunscreen, tanning products, or topical anesthetics prior to appointment
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
At a minimum, you will need between 2 to 3 laser hair removal sessions before you experience permanent hair removal. The laser hair removal process is only effective on hair in its early growth cycles. As each follicle re-enters the early growth cycle, a new treatment should be done until growth stops. Between 8-10 treatments in total is not unusual. The amount of treatments needed varies depending on your complexion, your hair color, the texture of the hair, and the area being treated.
Who is Best Suited for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is well suited to a variety of people. You are most likely a good candidate for this type of hair removal if you are tired of dealing with hair removal constantly. Laser hair removal is customized according to hair color, hair thickness, and skin tone. This means that a perfect hair removal plan can be created for virtually anyone who wants it.
After Laser Hair Removal
After each laser hair removal treatment, there are two main things that you should do to protect the newly treated skin, including:
Avoid sun exposure
For at least several days after laser treatment, avoid use of scrubs or other potentially harsh skin cleansers
What Makes the Gentle YAG System Unique?
The Candela Nd:YAG laser system is different than other hair removal lasers in several important ways. The Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD,) a patented product unique to Candela, offers extra protection for the top skin layers. The laser uses a pin point heating system combined with a cooling cryogen burst. Before each laser pulse, the DCD sprays the skin to cool it in preparation. This translates into reduced side effects and less redness.
The Gentle YAG laser system is also unique in its ability to handle any skin and hair color. This is a major breakthrough in the world of laser hair removal. Other laser machines were only able to removal hair effectively in patients who had a fair complexion and dark hair. Anyone who had blonde hair or a very dark complexion could not get effective laser hair removal with other lasers because the laser could not “read” the follicles. The Gentle YAG laser can read hair follicles regardless of complexion or hair shade.
If you’re looking for a local Miami salon that offers laser hair removal with the cutting edge Nd:YAG system from Candela, check out the Bellezza Spa.
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