Laser hair removal has become a popular way to remove unwanted leg hair permanently. However, this procedure is not just restricted to the legs. Laser hair removal can be used on nearly any area of the face or body where unwanted hair continues to make an unwelcome appearance. At Windward Medispa, we offer laser hair removal for a wide range of treatment areas, allowing all of our patients to experience the smooth convenience this revolutionary treatment offers.
Facial Hair Removal
Many people have facial hair that they would rather say goodbye to, but waxing, shaving and depilatories can be both tedious and painful. Instead, some are turning to laser hair removal to get rid of that unwanted facial hair. The procedure can be used on the following areas of the face:
- Upper lip
Both men and women can benefit from facial hair removal, but men that opt for this procedure need to remember the hair will not grow back after a few treatments. If you think you might want that moustache or beard in the future, laser hair removal is probably not the right option for you.
Hair on the Upper Body
There are a number of areas on the upper body that can also benefit from laser hair removal:
- Upper and lower back
Just imagine enjoying hair-free armpits without the need to constantly shave the area. Or think of what it would be like to be able to flaunt the forearms without the dark, unsightly hair that has been a part of your appearance. Men particularly like the idea of getting rid of hair on the back or chest, giving them a smoother look that makes them more confident in their beach wear.
Hair on the Lower Body
While the legs are certainly one of the most popular places on the lower body to indulge in laser hair removal, they are not the only area. Other treatment spots might include:
- Bikini line
This procedure is particularly attractive for the bikini line, eliminating the need for regular, uncomfortable procedures and the irritation often caused by hair growing back in.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal is an outpatient procedure that may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more to perform. Smaller areas like the face get you in an out quickly, while larger areas like the back can involve a more significant time commitment. Most people find the procedure to be relatively comfortable, although topical numbing cream can be used for patients concerned about their comfort level or for more sensitive areas like the bikini line.
Laser hair removal only works on hair that is in the active growth phase, which does not entail all of the hair in the treatment area at one time. For this reason, patients will require a series of treatment sessions, spaced a few weeks apart to see the full results. However, once those results are achieved, they are generally permanent for most of our patients. Some may require a touch-up treatment every year or so, but regular hair removal using a razor, wax or topical solution will be a thing of the past.
If you are ready to say goodbye to hair anywhere on your body, laser hair removal might be the right procedure for you. To learn more about this treatment, contact Windward Medispa today at 808-797-2687.