Laser hair removal is a gentle, non-invasive, and cost-effective method of achieving hair-free skin in targeted areas. If you want smooth, hair-free skin without regular waxing, shaving, or tweezing, you should consider laser hair removal. Over time, temporary hair removal methods, such as waxing and shaving, can cost thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in maintenance. Meanwhile, laser hair removal provides permanently hair-free skin in a few sessions.
Laser hair removal in Newton utilizes cutting-edge laser devices that destroy unwanted hair follicles, thereby stopping hair growth permanently. The treatment involves delivering laser energy in targeted locations, such as the underarms, upper lips, or legs. The treatment is completely safe and comfortable, especially since we use cutting-edge devices with advanced cooling systems. As such, there’s no risk of pigmentation problems and burns.
To understand how laser hair removal works, you must understand the basics of hair growth. Hair growth occurs in three stages: anagen (active phase), catagen (transitional phase), and telogen (resting phase). During the anagen stage, the hair is connected to the hair follicle, and it grows by 1cm every 28 days. After the anagen stage, the hair grows completely, detaches from the follicle, and is eventually pushed out by the next hair growth.
Laser hair removal only works for the hairs in the anagen stage, i.e., when they’re connected to the follicle. The laser energy from the device is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and destroys the underlying hair follicle. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it can no longer support hair growth. However, each session only destroys the hairs in the anagen phase, so you need multiple sessions of laser hair removal in Newton to achieve completely hair-free skin.
Your laser hair removal session starts with a personal consultation with Drs. Abramovitz and Agamov. They carefully examine your treatment areas, discuss your goals, and curate the ideal treatment plan, which involves adjusting the laser device according to your skin tone and concerns. You’re expected to arrive at your appointment with trimmed hair and without makeup.
During your laser hair removal in Newton, the cosmetic provider will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas. The cosmetic doctor will move the laser device over the treatment areas while delivering quick pulses of laser energy. You might experience a gentle stinging sensation — some patients have likened the sensation to a rubber band snap. Your laser hair removal treatment may only take about 30 minutes depending on the area.
Your skin will look a little sunburnt for a day or two, but there’s no pain or discomfort. You can resume your daily activities immediately, but you should avoid strenuous workouts, saunas, hot showers, and direct sunlight for a few days. You should also apply moisturizers and sunscreen to protect your skin and prevent dryness. The unwanted hairs will gradually fall out in a few days. Your next session will be scheduled after approximately 28 days — you’ll need a series of 3 to 7 sessions for completely hair-free skin.
Newton Medical Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa led by Dr. Nily Abramovitz and Dr. Alla Agamov, dentists with 10+ years of experience in aesthetic treatments. They stay abreast of the latest developments in cosmetic treatments and use advanced technologies to ensure optimal results without harsh side effects. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your options for laser hair removal in Newton, MA, today.