Summer is right around the corner. Your vacation is booked. Maybe you’re headed to a quiet tropical getaway or plan to soak in the sights and sounds in an exotic destination. Wherever you plan to unwind this summer, you can give yourself a boost of confidence and leave your razor at home by treating yourself to laser hair removal or Laser Genesis.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
During laser hair removal, a technician guides a laser over your skin that emits microbursts of light beams into the skin. The light beams convert to heat, which is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) present in each hair shaft and follicle. This heating process effectively stunts further hair growth. Unlike electrolysis, laser hair removal decreases the overall number of hairs in the treatment area.
Laser hair removal is effective on all parts of the body. Due to eye sensitivity, it’s not used eyebrows. Most patients opt for laser treatments to remove hair on their legs, bikini area, face, and underarms.
Many patients say the treatment feels like a rubber band snapping their skin. Others describe the feeling as hot bristles raking over the skin. Some things to consider about laser hair removal include:
- You’ll need several sessions (4-10) to complete the hair removal process
- After three sessions you’ll start to notice a reduction in the amount of hair re-growing in the treatment area
- A session can range from 10 minutes to over an hour depending on the treatment area
- Most patients experience redness and sensitivity after a treatment
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is effective for all skin tones - but, there are certain circumstances where laser treatment is ineffective. Laser treatments are most effective on patients with coarse dark hair and lighter skin. Blonde and red hair is more difficult to remove, while white and gray hair will not respond to treatment due to its lack of melanin.
What Is Laser Genesis?
Laser Genesis is effectively a facial performed with a laser. This procedure uses a low-energy pulse setting to activate deeper skin layers. The gradual buildup of heat breaks down oil and dirt while stimulating the production of collagen. Laser Genesis is effective for:
- Shrinking pore size
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Producing a more even skin tone
- Reducing redness associated with rosacea
- Diminishing the appearance of acne scarring
Am I a Candidate for Laser Genesis?
Laser Genesis works for all skin tones. The procedure is used on the face, neck, and chest. Laser Genesis is intended for patients in their mid-thirties to forties since this is the time natural collagen production begins to decline. There’s no discomfort associated with Laser Genesis. During your 30-minute treatment, you’ll wear eye protection and feel about as much heat as you would while sunbathing.
If you want to look your very best during your upcoming vacation, book an appointment for laser hair removal and Laser Genesis procedures at Glamoi Med Spa today. Our skilled team of technicians offers these laser procedures plus many more services designed to give your skin a youthful glow long after your vacation ends.