It's now March, which means that wedding season is right around the corner. When it comes to planning for their big day, brides have a lot of decisions to make. What are the wedding colors going to be? What food options should be served? What song will play during the first dance? No doubt, these are all important questions to answer, but one aspect of wedding planning often gets overlooked: How are you going to get rid of unwanted body hair before you walk down the aisle?
In an effort to look perfect for their wedding days (and nights), many brides-to-be are opting for laser hair removal. If you've been wondering about the procedure, here are answers to some of the most common questions.
The short answer is yes. During treatment, the light from the laser is absorbed by the skin, destroying the hair follicles in the process. Unfortunately, however, the effects aren't immediate. While most people notice that their hair grows in thinner after a single treatment, it can take anywhere from four to six treatments before the hair removal truly becomes permanent.
You may have heard that laser hair removal doesn't work for people with certain hair/skin color combinations. Specifically, since traditional lasers work off of contrast, it can be difficult for them to target dark hairs against dark skin. Fortunately, huge improvements have been made in laser hair removal technology in recent years. So even if you have a trickier hair/skin combination, you should be able to find a spa which has a laser that will work for you.
Generally speaking, you can get a laser treatment pretty much anywhere on your body. The only exception is around your eyes, which means you can't treat your upper cheeks, temples or eyebrows. Keep in mind though, the larger the area you want to get treated, the more it will cost.
On average, getting your underarms done will cost about $200 a session, but your legs can cost three times that much.
For most people, the laser hair removal isn't painful per se. It can, however, be irritating, but you can take certain steps to make the process go smoother. For example, rubbing aloe vera over the skin after treatment can help to sooth any tenderness. Additionally, you can apply numbing cream to the area prior to undergoing treatment to help cut down on any pain.
If laser hair removal sounds like a gift you want to give yourself for your wedding day, then you should get started soon. Even though wedding season may still be a few months off, you need to wait four to eight weeks between treatments, so the clock is already ticking.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!