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Is Laser Hair Reduction Right For You? Get the Scoop on This Popular Treatment

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Is Laser Hair Reduction Right For You? Get the Scoop on This Popular Treatment

If you’re sick of shaving, waxing, tweezing and the inevitable bumps, irritation, and redness that follow, then laser hair reduction could be the solution you’re looking for to deal with unwanted hair. Bonus – this popular treatment can permanently reduce hair in treated areas by 80-100 percent for most people. Here’s all you need to know about laser hair reduction and its benefits.

How It Works

Laser hair reduction is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the United States. It works by sending highly concentrated light and heat into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and destroys the hair. Laser hair reduction can be done on any area of the body. Popular areas of treatment include; underarms, bikini, back, legs, neck, upper lip, and chin.

Hair grows in several phases. The laser can only treat the actively growing hair follicles, so several sessions are needed to kill hair in all phases of growth. Typically, eight to twelve treatments every six to ten weeks are needed for best results, depending on the area of treatment and your individual reaction to the treatment.

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Who Is a Candidate?

Many people are great candidates for this treatment, as pre-requirements are minimal. However, the laser can only treat dark hair. It will not treat grey, white, red, or other lighter shades of hair. It is beneficial to schedule a free consultation at Truyu prior to your first treatment. A laser technician can evaluate your skin, hair, and other factors to help determine if you are a candidate.

Preparation Tips

Laser hair reduction is most successful on skin that’s had minimal sun exposure, as the darker pigment can attract the laser to the skin rather than to the hair follicle. So, it’s best to avoid the sun in the area you’d like treated for at least four weeks prior to treatment. After treatment, be sure to wear a strong sunscreen as skin in the area can be sensitive.

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What to Expect

Laser hair reduction is safe and comfortable. At Truyu, we have nationally certified laser technicians and one of the best lasers on the market to treat unwanted hair. Laser hair reduction is quick and most people experience only slight redness and a sunburn sensation in the treatment area afterward.