Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Belle Sante Med Spa

Medical Spa & Skin Care Specialists located in Fort Wayne, IN

Almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on their body. Shaving every day in the summer gets old quickly as a woman, and sometimes men are embarrassed by the amount of hair on their backs. If you’re looking for a permanent solution for removing bothersome hair, call or book an appointment online with Belle Santé Med Spa in Fort Wayne, Indiana: Their aestheticians are experts in laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Most people quickly get tired of unwanted hair. Some women with dark hair develop an embarrassing ‘mustache’ on the upper lip, and some men have excessive, unwanted body hair.

If you’re tired of the waxing and shaving routine, laser hair removal may be the answer you’re looking for. You’re not alone: It's one of the most common elective treatments in the United States, performed on the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, back, or eyebrows.  

Laser hair removal is:

  • Safe for your skin: Laser heat targets the hair follicle and doesn’t damage the skin.
  • Fast: Your upper lip hair can be gone in five to ten minutes; underarm hair in 20 minutes.
  • Proven: Most people achieve permanent hair loss after three to seven sessions.

How does laser hair removal work?

The laser shoots heat and light into your hair follicles — the tissue around the hair root. The hair follicles contain a pigment that absorbs the laser light, destroying the follicle.

Hair goes through growth and rest cycles, which is why you need follow-up treatments in the coming weeks. The laser treatment destroys the hair follicles that are in the growth phase.  

When your hair happens to be in a resting stage, it doesn’t absorb enough light from the laser to destroy the follicle. In a few weeks, hair that was in a resting phase moves into the growth stage, and the next treatment kills those follicles. The treatments continue until all of the hair is gone.

Three to seven treatments usually succeed in removing 80-90% of your unwanted hair. However, results differ from person to person. Depending on how well you tolerate discomfort, the laser treatment can feel like a pinch or like a rubber band smacking your skin.

What should I do to prepare for laser hair removal?

You need to “go natural” in the weeks before the procedure. Don’t pluck, wax, or use electrolysis for six weeks before the treatment.

If you wax or pluck, you remove the roots of the hair that the laser is targeting; if the roots are gone, the procedure won’t be effective.

Winter is an excellent time to have laser hair removal done because you need to keep out of the sun for six weeks before and after the procedure.

Get ready for summer sun and the beach. Call or book an appointment online with Belle Santé Med Spa for your laser hair removal treatment.