I started working at a medical- spa not too long ago and I did it so that I can support my blog and all the marketing shenanigans that come with it. Working at the spa has given me a great opportunity to learn about different and more improved ways of beautifying yourself.
Since the summer is gone and there is no need to wear a bikini, it’s a perfect time to start preparing your body for the next years hottest season. After you are done reading this, the laser hair removal will become your best friend.
A lot of woman haven’t tried laser hair removal yet. I’m not going to lie but sadly I was one of them. However, the reasoning could be the fear of pain, price or simply not being educated on the matter so here we are; I wanted to tell you a few things that I've learned working at the spa. Let's begin shall we?
How does Hair Removal Work!
Laser hair removal is the easiest way to remove unwanted hair anywhere on your body. The best results you see on clients that have darker or thicker hair. The blond and the red hair doesn’t do as well because the melanin is too little for the light to absorb.
What is Melanin?
How does your body determine what color hair you are going to have?! It is up to the two type of melanin that our body produces: Eumelanin and pheomelanin. More eumelanin you have the darker your hair will be; if less eumelanin, the lighter it will be.
When you are doing a treatment of laser removal a concentrated beam of LED light is aimed on the area you are targeting. The light is absorbed by the pigment and zaps the future growth of the hair from the root and never damages the skin surrounding the area.
Most side effects are minimal and temporary. However, I wanted to share some of those mild effects that we see in our clients:
- Skin irritation
- Temporary Discomfort
- Mild change in skin color
Rare Side Effects!
After Each treatment, you can't go out in the sun for two weeks. I can't stress enough about this one specific rule that is so crucial to your best results.
Laser hair removal can be used on your whole body. I know you are dying to know about the pain level of this thing but I can only describe it in two ways; you could either feel a light pinch on your skin or a rubber band constantly snapping on you body. The answer to your question would be: it all depends on your pain level. For example, my mom doesn't feel a thing when she gets her hairs removed. But when it comes to me, I have to numb the areas I am going to treat.
You can always buy the numbing cream here:
It is also very important that you go to a place where the environment is safe and clean. For example, at our medical spa, our technician and the patient always wears an eye protecting glasses. She also uses red marker to mark the areas she is going to treat so that the client knows exactly what’s going on. It is important that your technician knows your skin and hair type so that the settings can be adjusted for your benefit.
Millennium Med-Spa - Where I work!
If you are every traveling to Florida, you can always visit me at work. We have and amazing team and the consultation is FREE! 🙂
Laser hair removal machines usually make a pulse like sound. Don't be scared when you hear a little sounds - it is completely normal. It is also capable of treating large amounts of hairs at the same time.
Chin/Cheeks/Unibrow/forehead/Upper Lip/Ears/Sideburns – 3-5 min
Underarms/Bikini Line/Forearms/Shoulders/Neck/Full Brazilian/Full Face - 10-15 min
Full arms/Chest/Full Buttocks/Full Legs/Lower Back/Upper Back/Full Back – 20-25 min
Laser Hair Removal Machines!
Laser hair removal has been around for quite some time. Since every medical spa does it, the price of the treatments have drastically changed and so did the laser machines. Back in the day the medical spa’s used machines such as Long Pulse Ruby, Diode Lasers, however most of the patients had to ice, apply anti-inflammatory cream or even cold water to the area.
With today’s technology, laser machines come with a built in cooling system so no need for those ice-packs or the Aloe-Vera cooling gels. For example, Candela GentlePro is one of the best machines used for hair removal today. It comes with two lasers in one. Their names are Alex and Yag and they are best suited for a specific skin type. I use Yag on me. since I am so sensitive, and people like my mom use Alex. Recently I've tried Alex, the video below shows it, and I have seen better results with it due to being a stronger laser.
Candela GentlePro is revolutionary in the treatment of laser hair removal. Especially when you have the cooling system that provides you with comfort and efficacy for all. This machine also provides laser vain removal treatment and our clients love using it.
Me getting my underarms done!
There are other ways to remove hair: shaving (so old school), waxing (hurts a lot) and your best friend laser removal. It's important to add the laser hair removal to your beauty routine and make your life easier. I have nothing but great things to say about this treatment and I hope I have convinced you enough for you to go ahead and try it.