For men and women who are tired of daily shaving, messy creams, and painful waxes, Surface Skin Spa in Plano, TX offers Forever Bare laser hair reduction (LHR) treatments. LHR is the process of removing unwanted hair by targeting the pigment of the hair follicle and depleting the source that makes the hair grow, removing up to 80 –100% of the hair. The Forever Bare laser system can be used effectively on most skin types in several areas, including the legs, bikini area, underarms, face, back, chest, and arms. Forever Bare includes a built-in cooling system that makes the treatment comfortable for the patients.
During laser hair removal session, the technician will place a laser tip directly on top of the area of skin being treated. The device directs the energy source into the melanin of the hair. During this process, the follicles absorb the heat the laser beam emits, damaging the follicle and makes it difficult for the hair to grow back. Most patients are able to achieve results in a 30-45 minute session that occurs once every 3-4 weeks over the course of several months.
What to Expect
Throughout the procedure, patients will feel slight pressure and the laser beam itself only feels like a light sting. Most devices are made with a cooling sequence that occurs between the laser pulses, which helps ease discomfort and reduce the chance of unwanted side effects. There are multiple laser hair removal devices on the market today that come in different sizes depending on the size of the area being treated. The laser technology will depend on what works best with your hair texture and skin type.
The cost of Forever Bare laser hair removal depends on the size of the area being treated and how many sessions are needed. For each treatment, Surface Skin Spa charges:
- $50 for a small area
- $100 for a medium area
- $200 for a large area
Plan Your Procedure
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
Anyone with unwanted hair is a candidate for laser hair removal. However, individuals with darker hair and lighter skin often experience better results. The number of sessions that will be required to produce the desired results will depend on the thickness of hair, how much hair exists in an area, color of the hair, and what the ultimate goal is. Individuals with lighter colored, blonde or grey hair may not be candidates for this treatment.
Why so Many Sessions?
Hair growth occurs in cycles. Some hairs may be in the middle of their growth phase during the treatment session, while others may be dormant. Spreading out the treatment allows the dormant hairs to grow and gives the area time so that all of the hairs are eventually targeted during treatment. Between treatments, the hairs continuing to grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected.
What is the Recovery?
Laser hair removal results in zero downtime. The skin will be pink and a tingling sensation may reside on the treated area for a couple of hours after treatment. Patients can leave their appointment and go directly back to work.
Will the Hair Grow Back?
Laser hair removal is considered a solid solution for hair removal, however it is referred to as semi-permanent. Even though the majority of the hair will be gone, some hairs may continue to grow. Patients find that these are tremendously easier to manage than before the original treatments. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of these as well.