Arm Laser Hair Removal
What Is Arm Laser Hair Removal?
We have established our New York City laser hair removal office to provide exemplary service to individuals wanting smoother skin. Our facility uses the latest technologies to expand our scope of care to all skin types and tones, even allowing us to treat delicate areas like the arms.
Laser hair removal is becoming even more popular over the years as people have less time to shave and want a quick solution. For men and women who want less hair on their arms or to lighten the appearance of it, laser hair removal can work for you.
Advantages of Arm Laser Hair Removal
The reason laser hair removal is so popular is because it destroys hair in the follicles, while shaving only removes the hair outside of the epidermis. This is why hair always grows back so quickly and there are “shadows” from hair just beneath the surface of the skin. After the very first laser treatment, the need to shave the arms or underarms disappears.
Additionally, having to deal with razor burn and bumps, cysts, and ingrown hairs is no longer part of your life. Laser hair removal is comfortable and easy to perform procedure and benefits individuals with busy lives or people that no longer want to shave. Most importantly, laser hair removal provides long-lasting results.
Advantages of arm laser hair removal:
- Minimal side effects
- Quick and easy procedure
- No more shaving
- Precise treatment of course hairs
Who Is a Good Candidate for Arm Hair Removal?
Men and women with excessive or dark hair on their arms may be great candidates for laser hair removal. Anyone who feels self-conscious about the amount of hair on their arms could benefit from getting this improvement done. Individuals wanting to achieve the best results possible must complete several treatment sessions.
How Can I Prepare for Arm Laser Hair Removal?
To prepare for arm laser hair removal, you should avoid medications that could increase sensitivity to your skin. You may want to discuss your medications with your provider. A person’s arms generally gets a lot of exposure to sunlight so sunscreen or long-sleeved shirts will be a necessity before and during the treatment process. Especially after receiving treatment you must shield your arms for a few days.
How is Laser Hair Removal Performed on Arms?
Laser hair removal of the arms typically lasts about 20 minutes. Protective eyewear is provided and used by us for our safety and yours during the treatment.
When laser hair removal begins, the instrument will slowly pass over the skin being targeted. The laser light may cause a warming or stinging sensation which is not described as painful. Your skin may appear slightly red or inflamed after the treatment. However, you can expect these sensations to diminish quickly.
Is Arm Laser Hair Removal Painful?
For the comfort of our patients and the effectiveness of the treatment, we use only the latest laser devices. The treatment is not considered by most patients to be painful, and is more associated with a slight stinging. The absorption of laser energy may feel like a rubber-band snapping against the skin.
How Many Sessions will I Need?
Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair follicles.
For this to happen, energy travels through the hairs that are present in follicles at the time of treatment. From strands of hair, energy transfers into the follicles as heat. Hair grows in a cycle with several phases. Each hair removal treatment vaporizes existing strands of hair. The hair that is in a resting phase is not in the follicle and will, therefore, need to be treated.
The entire cycle of hair growth occurs over several weeks. For this reason, laser hair removal involves 4 to 8 treatments, and sometimes more is needed.
Will My Arm Hair Grow Back?
Even though laser hair removal gives long-lasting results after the first treatment, more sessions may be needed. A few hairs can grow back years after initial treatment. The degree of hair growth after laser hair removal rarely recurs as it did before treatment; with only a small amount of hair growing back. Another laser hair removal treatment can remove regrowth as needed.
Are there Side Effects to Arm Laser Hair Removal?
If laser hair removal is not performed by a trained professional, there is a risk of burns from the laser energy. At Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal we have trained and licensed professionals perform this safe and effective procedure.
Our highly-trained staff is knowledgeable about our treatments to further increase the safety and comfort of the patients. The side effects are usually mild and temporary, and include minor sensitivity that is similar to a sunburn. Applying ice for a few minutes can decrease this sensation, as can over-the-counter pain medication.