Is Laser Hair Removal Safe For Your Face?

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Laser Hair Removal Is Safe For the Face

Having smooth and hairless skin, especially on the face, is a dream for many, and laser hair removal is a popular go-to solution. We safely and effectively perform laser hair removal on the face at Advanced Medical Spa, and our Med Spa patients are loving the results!

Facial laser hair removal is most commonly performed on the chin, upper lip, beard area, eyebrows, and sideburns. Other common areas for treatment include the bikini area, armpits, and legs. 

How does laser hair removal work? 

The procedure itself is quite brief and requires fewer treatments than other forms of hair removal, such as electrolysis. A handheld device emits a highly concentrated beam of light, or laser, which is then absorbed by the melanin (pigment) of the hair. From there, the light is converted to heat that damages the hair follicle and prevents regrowth.

What is the Best Laser Hair Removal Technology?

That’s a great question! Many different hair removal devices and treatments are available, so finding the one that best suits you should be part of your preparation.  

The laser hair removal technology offered at Advanced Medical Spa, DiolazeXL, by InMode, is the fastest laser hair removal device on the market. Long-lasting results are achieved in the shortest number of treatments, and as we said above, our patients are thrilled. 

Who Is The Best Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?

Previously, those with lighter skin tones were the best candidates for laser hair removal as the laser itself targets the pigments of the hair to be removed. In addition, those with lighter color hair were also not considered good candidates.  However, with InMode’s DioLazeXL, that is no longer an issue! Of course, results may still vary from case to case, but this treatment is safe and effective for all skin and hair types! 

At Advanced Medical Spa, there are a few requirements you must meet to be considered an ideal candidate.

  • Must be at least 18 years old or older
  • Have not recently tanned by any method
  • Have no active skin conditions in or around the treatment area
  • Are not pregnant

During your initial consultation, we’ll assess whether DiolazeXL is suitable for you. A member of our team will examine your hair color, hair type, skin tone, and current skin condition to create a personalized treatment plan that supports you in reaching your hair removal goals.

Who Shouldn’t Get Laser Hair Removal Treatments? 

In conjunction with the qualification for candidacy listed above, there are a few instances where laser hair removal would not be recommended for you. 

  • If you are pregnant
  • Are taking certain medications, such as acne treatments
  • Have genital herpes (HSV-2) or are prone to cold sores
  • Have keloid scars (raised scars)
  • Have or have had skin cancer

It is of the utmost importance that you disclose all related health information during your initial consultation to ensure your safety and skin safety. Certain medications and skin conditions can cause an adverse reaction when undergoing laser hair removal treatments.

What Are the Risks of Laser Hair Removal? 

While it’s undoubtedly a safe cosmetic procedure, much like anything else, it comes with some risks. However, this shouldn’t stop you from considering it. The key is to stay informed and mindful.

At the top of the list is damage that can be caused due to lack of training. Always choose a licensed and professionally trained technician who you can trust with your beautiful skin. While some people have experienced burns or scars from laser hair removal, these situations are rare when you have an expert hand at the helm. 

Some temporary redness and irritation can occur, but it’s nothing to worry about if you follow your technician’s aftercare instructions.

As with most medical procedures or medications, the risks vary from person to person. However, the most commonly reported side effects include: 

  • Skin Irritation, including redness, swelling, and discomfort after treatment.  Typically, this is very minor and will self-resolve a few hours after laser hair removal treatment.
  • Pigment changes to the skin can occur, lightening or darkening the skin color of the treated area.  This is most common when you don’t avoid exposure to the sun before treatment. 
  • Blistering, scarring, and changes to the texture of skin are some other risks; however, these are rare instances, according to the Mayo Clinic.

How Do I Prepare For Laser Hair Removal? 

As part of our required preparation, a medical team member will evaluate your skin, health, and personal goals to ensure laser hair removal is a good and healthy option for you. 

You will receive additional instructions, and first on the list will be to avoid tanning.  We understand wanting to look and feel your best with fresh tanned skin.  However, tanning prior to laser hair removal can increase the risk of side effects such as redness and skin irritation. Additionally, the increase of melanin in the skin can make it difficult for the laser to target the hair to be removed.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt? 

Great question!  That is another great feature of the DiolazeXL, by InMode, that we use at Advanced Medical Spa.  DiolazeXL boasts a copper cooling tip and a larger treatment surface area, allowing for a shortened treatment time, and increasing patient comfort! Typically patients say that their treatment is virtually painless. 

How Long Does It Take To See Results? 

Not long at all!  Typically, you will begin to see results a few days after your first treatment.  Of course, the number of treatments required is based on your personal goals and the size of the area being treated. You will see increased results with each session and full results a few days after your last treatment. 

How Do I Get Started With Laser Hair Removal At Advanced Medical Spa?

We’re so glad you asked.  In conclusion, laser hair removal is a safe and reliable method for getting rid of hair growth on the face. You only need to choose a professional, skilled, trustworthy technician for the best experience and results.  Please schedule a consultation with our friendly, highly qualified staff to help you with your laser hair removal needs.

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