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Keep Shaving or Zap it: Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Is there a better feeling than the first sunny day of spring when you slide on some short-shorts or boldly bust out the bikini? And then a few days later, all that smooth skin turns to sad stubble. That’s when you think about ditching the razor and taking care of that hair for the rest of the summer – or forever. And then you wonder, for real, is laser hair removal permanent? 

Permanent hair removal is safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before thanks to BBL™, or broadband light. BBL™ uses a dual-lamp technology that delivers light energy in multiple, quick bursts. The heat energy targets the follicle, progressively raising the temperature of actively growing hair to the level required to kill the follicle and achieve permanent hair removal. Permanent laser hair removal can be done during an in-office visit with an expert and requires no downtime or recovery.

What Parts of the Body can be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?

Permanent hair removal is an option for almost any part of the body, including:

  • Bikini 
  • Legs 
  • Arms 
  • Face 

What Type of Laser is Used in Permanent Hair Removal Treatments?

The best technology in laser hair removal is  Forever Bare BBL™  by Sciton. Its dual-light delivery is fully customizable to meet each woman’s specific needs. Its innovative skin-cooling system can be used on most variations in skin pigmentation and hair growth and can be adjusted for the sensitivity of the treatment area.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

BBL™ laser treatment uses light to damage the actual hair follicle itself without causing damage to the skin. The heat of the laser is drawn to the darker coloring in the root of the hair and raises the temperature in that tiny, specific area to a temperature hot enough to “kill” the hair follicle, preventing regrowth.  

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

Traditional laser hair removal devices zap all their light energy to the treatment area at one time. Forever Bare BBL™ sends many pulses of lower-energy light at high speed. The lower energy light and unique cooling technology make treatment that safer, faster, more effective and far more comfortable. The repetitive pulses also mean more evenly heated follicles and fewer missed patches.   

What do I need to do After Treatment?

After permanent laser hair removal, you won’t need time for aftercare or recovery. Some women  experience redness or a slight, short-lived rash in the treatment area. Your hair removal tech can advise you about any possible after-effects based on your skin and goals.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last? 

While permanent hair removal requires several sessions, once the hair is gone, it’s gone for good. However, it isn’t instant. Because of the hair growth cycle, treatments need to be spread over a few months, so every hair is zapped during its active growing stage. Most people see results within six months of their first treatment. 

Is there Anyone Who isn’t a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal? 

A consultation will be needed to determine the best plan for you, your skin and your goals. Skin and hair color can both affect your results. Because the laser’s heat is attracted to higher amounts of pigment or melanin in the hair follicle, people with very pale skin and black hair are going to have more success, for example, than someone whose hair is lighter than their skin. 

Get ready for the long stretch of summer days ahead with permanent hair removal! Call and set up your consultation with the expert team at  Coyle Institute today to learn more about permanent laser hair removal.