Medical Spa & Aesthetic Laser Specialists located in Woodbury, MN
You might want smoother, hairless skin in certain areas, but you don’t feel like spending tedious time shaving, waxing, or plucking; this is when you should consider laser hair removal. Maureen Hines, AP LE, LBAT/P, CLO/A, MLSO/C, and medical director Bryan Rolfes, MD, a facial plastics and ENT physician, at Aesthetic Therapies in Woodbury, Minnesota, offer laser hair removal to zap away unwanted body hair and help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Learn more about laser hair removal and how laser technology can work for you. Call Aesthetic Therapies or schedule online today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an in-office cosmetic procedure involving the use of laser energy and highly concentrated light beams to damage your hair follicles and facilitate the removal of the hair. Laser hair removal is a noninvasive and nonsurgical way of removing unwanted body hair.
The pigment absorbs light and generates heat in your hair shaft, effectively damaging your hair follicle and inhibiting hair growth.
Aesthetic Therapies utilizes the innovative ExcelHR® laser system that delivers sustained and consistent energy in every single pulse, limiting the number of treatments necessary for an optimal outcome.
ExcelHR enhances your comfort by offering a continuous cooling mechanism before, during, and after each laser pulse.
The technology works for a range of skin and hair types and allows your technician to more efficiently treat larger areas of your unwanted body hair, like the back.
How can I prepare for a laser hair removal session?
Prior to your laser hair removal appointment, you should be sure to avoid anything that could remove your hair root, such as plucking or waxing. You should also avoid:
- Tanning beds and sunbathing
- Herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs
- Chemical peels
- Collagen injections
- Perfumes and deodorants
Laser hair removal is both safe and effective for treating different areas of the body, but it isn’t suitable for use around the eye area.
You might experience a mild but tolerable discomfort during your laser hair removal treatment, but most people don’t report any discomfort at all.
You may require multiple treatments to achieve the best results. Your aesthetic specialist might also suggest occasional maintenance treatments in the future.
What can I expect after laser hair removal?
After your laser hair removal session, you might experience some mild swelling and redness in the area and your aesthetic specialist might provide you with an antiseptic cream to help heal and soothe your skin.
You can get back to your daily activities right away, but you should avoid direct sun exposure for about seven days.
If you’re interested in utilizing laser technology to permanently get rid of your unwanted body hair and save you all the time you spend shaving, waxing, or plucking, call Aesthetic Therapies or book through the online system.