Laser Hair Removal Bloomington, IL
Unwanted facial and body hair is a common problem for both men and women, however it is a problem that can be solved with laser hair reduction at Twin City Plastic Surgery and Oasis Medical Spa & Wellness in Bloomington, IL.
This procedure removes unwanted facial and body hair for those who are tired of regular shaving, tweezing, and waxing by using highly concentrated light beams to penetrate into the hair follicles and destroy the hair. Many patients choose this hair removal method over others because lasers are more precise and accurate and only target dark, coarse hair without harming the surrounding skin. Laser technology also offers rapid results, as every pulse treats many hairs. Even small areas such as the hairs in the upper lip can be removed in less than a minute.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Before undergoing laser treatment, hairs on areas that require treatment will be trimmed or shaved down to a few millimeters above the surface of the skin. Our aesthetician, a certified laser technician, will adjust the laser equipment according to the thickness, location, and color of your hair. Your skin color is also an important factor that is considered when delivering laser treatment.
During the procedure, you will wear appropriate eye gear in order to protect your eyes from the light source. Your skin will also be protected by applying a cool gel or using a special cooling device. Our aesthetician will then deliver a light pulse to the treatment site and monitor your skin for any unusual reactions. After the procedure, any discomfort can be alleviated with ice packs or anti-inflammatory lotions and creams. You may need a follow-up treatment four to six weeks following your initial session.
Recovery from Laser Hair Reduction
It is normal for your skin to feel sunburned for one to two days following your laser hair reduction procedure. You may apply cool compresses and skin moisturizers to help ease the burned sensation. Unless your skin is blistering, you can wear makeup the day after your procedure. The hair on the treated areas will start falling out over the next month. During this time, always wear an effective sunscreen to prevent any discoloration of your skin.
For more information about receiving laser hair removal, call our Bloomington, IL office at (309) 662-6772.