If you are tired of the drudgery of shaving or waxing your legs, there is a simple and effective solution: laser hair removal. Laser leg hair removal is safe, thorough, and can save you money over time. At Body Details True Laser® Centers, our medical professionals have performed tens of thousands of leg hair removal sessions — it’s one of our most popular treatments. These are the questions laser-hair removal candidates most frequently ask our staff.
Generally, laser hair removal is far less painful than waxing, though the sensation is different. Patients describe the feeling of each laser pulse as that of a rubber band snapping against the skin for a quick second. Pain is only felt briefly while the laser is hitting the skin. Since each laser pulse effectively destroys all the hair in a given area of roughly the size of a quarter, the treatments are fast. Most people do not require an anesthetic cream, though one can be prescribed to more sensitive patients if requested. Dr. Susan Bard explains , “Laser hair removal can be painful, but newer technologies afford faster more comfortable treatments.”
If you want to experience what it feels like, while we never offer free trials of treatments, we do offer a "test pulse". Using the laser settings which (based upon your particular factors) we would be most likely to start your treatments with, you could experience 2 or 3 laser pulses. It would not possibly be effective at hair removal, and laser settings do increase, but it would at least give you a sense of how a treatment would feel. For a test pulse, you must still follow the pre-treatment instructions found here, because they are not only for safety, but also affect your skin's sensitivity.
At Body Details True Laser® Centers, our professional laser technicians will only perform laser hair removal on a patient if they’re a good candidate for the process and then only if the target area is well-suited for LHR. Having established this, most areas of the body and face are safe for laser hair removal.
Among the more popular regions are:
If you’re not sure whether laser will work for your hair, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at a Body Details near you.
Body Details offers one of the most effective and professional laser hair removal treatments you’ll find. Here’s why:
At Body Details True Laser® Centers, our technicians have performed over a million treatments in more than 20 locations. We have extensive experience removing hair on patients just like you. We are confident in our ability to safely and effectively perform laser hair removal on our patients.
There are two techniques for hair removal depending on skin tone and type. With lighter skin, the shorter wavelength Alexandrite laser targets the hair shaft and sends pulses of light into it. The laser light then superheats the sac, rendering it inert. Once the follicle is destroyed, it cannot continue to produce hair.
With darker skin, the more powerful ND:YAG laser penetrates below the follicle and destroys the capillaries that feed the hair follicles. So, if you’ve heard that laser hair removal does not work on darker skin, that’s incorrect. Body Details can perform laser hair removal on dark skin.
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Or schedule a no-obligation consultation at a Body Details True Laser® Center near you and talk to a medical professional about your hair removal goals and expectations.