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Should I Go For Laser Hair Removal?

December 24, 2021

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Millions of people are over the old razor and everything that comes with it. Everything about shaving your legs gets tiring after a while, from the ingrown hairs to the little red bumps to the minor cuts. Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. When shaving got tiring, waxing came into the picture. 

However, waxing is not without its trials too. It would seem like you have found the answer to your hair trials for the first three days. That is until the hair begins to grow back. You are long overdue for another appointment by the end of the third week. And so, on and on, it goes like a never-ending roller coaster. 

For those who seek a more permanent solution, you might want to investigate having laser hair removal done. Laser hair removal is one of the most done cosmetic procedures in the United States. It occurs by beaming highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. The pigments in the follicles absorb the light, which destroys the hair. Over 90% of patients who underwent laser hair removal have reported permanent hair loss after an average of three to six sessions. 

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal 

Going for laser hair removal is more than just getting rid of unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform. Before going for laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before the treatment. It is essential to do so because the laser targets the hair roots, temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. 

If possible, you should also avoid exposure to the sun for six weeks before and after treatment. The sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective. It could also result in complications affecting the treatment and making it less effective. 

Before the procedure, they trim the hair undergoing the treatment to a few millimeters above the skin surface. Topical numbing medicine is then added for about 20 to 30 minutes before the laser procedure to help with the sting of the laser pulses. They adjust the laser equipment to the color, thickness, and location of the hair they treat and the skin color. 

The Need for Dermal Fillers 

There are four major structural components of the face: skin, fat, muscle, and bone. Over time, the volume loss of these structures contributes to the visible signs of aging. One of the best ways to counteract the effects of aging is dermal fillers. 

Toluca Lake medspa model with brown hair

Over time, age-related bone loss in the face leads to the retraction of the jawline, the descent of the nose, and loss of high cheekbones. The facial muscles decrease in volume, elasticity, and deflation. The movement of facial fat further accentuates the signs of aging. Other symptoms of aging include the stretching of the skin and the loss of elasticity. 

Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that they inject under the skin. They use dermal fillers to address quite a bit of the common concerns, including smoothing deep under-eye circles, lifting cheekbones, increasing the volume of the lips, and smoothing the lip lines. Dermal fillers also help rejuvenate the hands and smoothen out the nasolabial folds. 

Dermal fillers are composed of various substances; some are naturally occurring, and some are synthetic. One of the most common compounds of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA). It is a popular ingredient that they use in several skincare products. It is often in lotions as a moisturizer, but no cream can restore the lost volume. So, this is the task only dermal fillers can fulfill. 

HA is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin, and it plays a significant role in keeping the skin hydrated and volumized. The HA fillers can last for six months or even longer, depending on the specific chemical makeup. 

The other types of dermal fillers include: 

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite: this is a mineral in bones. It can be used as dermal filler and can last for as long as 18 months. 

  • Poly-L-lactic acid: this is a biodegradable synthetic material that can also have uses to fill the dermal and smoothen out the skin. It also has uses to make medical products, like dissolvable stitches. They can last for as long as two years. 

  • Polymethylmethacrylate beads: this type of dermal filler is the only one that cannot absorb through the body. Further, this means that this type of filler produces a permanent result. They use them only around the mouth.

Exceptional, Individualized Customer Care

Our commitment to quality customer service is paramount to your entire aesthetic experience at The Skin Agency. Everything about your initial visit has been carefully curated to provide you with some most advanced skincare treatments in the industry. With locations in Burbank and Glendale, our staff of highly-qualified nurses is experienced in the latest laser technology and injection procedures. You can expect each session to be educational, relaxing, and of the highest caliber because of our dedication to your personalized treatment plan.