When it comes to removing unwanted hair, laser hair removal offers long-lasting, impressive results. Are you wondering how many treatment sessions you’ll need to achieve permanently smooth, hair-free skin? At the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY, we recommend getting a series of treatments to achieve your ideal results.
How Many Sessions of Laser Hair Removal Do You Need?
You might need three to seven laser hair removal sessions to see the best results. During your treatment, laser energy is used to target hair follicles in the active growth phase. This process effectively reduces future hair growth. However, not all of your hair follicles are in the active growth phase. That’s why the treatment can significantly reduce the amount and thickness of new hair growth, but you’ll need multiple hair removal sessions to target the remaining hair follicles.
In general, if you have fair skin and dark hair, you might need fewer treatments. On the other hand, if you have light-colored hair, you may need more treatments to achieve significant or near-permanent results. Your treatment plan will be customized according to your unique needs and how well your body responds to the treatment. Once you’ve completed a series of hair removal sessions, you may only need yearly maintenance treatments to achieve permanent hair removal.
How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
At the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, you can get hair removal treatments that use the innovative Motus AX with Moveo Handpiece. This device offers optimal hair removal results and comfortable treatment sessions.
During your treatment, laser energy targets your hair follicles without causing harm or damage to your other tissues. A few days after your treatment, you’ll notice unwanted hairs falling out. The damaged hair follicles will no longer be able to grow hair like before.
Is It Safe for Dark Skin?
If you have dark skin, you can still get hair removal with the Motus AX laser. The handpiece is equipped with a sapphire cylinder tip cooling system, ensuring safe, painless, and comfortable treatments.
The Motus AX laser produces optimized laser energy that is efficiently absorbed by the pigment in your hair follicles, making your treatments much quicker. At our office, you can achieve smooth, hair-free skin with fewer and shorter sessions.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the Treatment?
Because our Motus AX device is safe to use on most skin types, almost anyone in good health can get their unwanted hair removed at our office. When you consult with our team, we will review your health status and medical history to make sure that the treatment is completely safe and suitable for you.
If you do not have skin rashes, active infections, wounds, or tanned skin, you may be a good candidate for our hair removal treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
If you’ve been shaving, tweezing, and waxing to remove unwanted hair, then you already know how time-consuming and painful manual hair removal can be. If you’re looking for a more convenient, pain-free, and long-lasting solution for getting rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal might be for you.
It’s Safe and Precise
At our office, we use the Motus AX to perform incredibly precise hair removal treatments. This device is capable of selectively targeting dark, coarse hairs without causing harm to healthy tissues and the surrounding skin.
Treatments Are Quick and Efficient
Did you know that each pulse of laser light from the Motus AX device can treat several hairs in only a fraction of a second? At our office, you can expect unbelievably quick and efficient treatments. If you’re removing hair in small areas, such as the upper lip, we can finish your treatment in under a minute. Large areas such as the legs or back can be completed within an hour.
Unwanted Hairs Are Effectively Removed
Traditional lasers emit energy that’s reflected by the skin and not completely absorbed by hair follicles. But with the Motus AX, this is not the case. Our device is capable of delivering energy that’s completely absorbed by your hair follicles. All of your active hair follicles can be targeted and destroyed during the treatment, leaving you with superior results.
It’s Virtually Pain-Free
The Motus AX device that we use to perform hair removal is known for using gradual heating that eliminates the snapping sensation associated with most hair removal treatments. With the addition of integrated contact cooling, you can expect treatment sessions that are comfortable and virtually pain-free.
How Should You Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
To get started, you’ll need to get in touch with us for an initial consultation. We will determine whether laser treatment is suitable for your hair removal concerns. We will review your general medical history, assess your skin condition, and ask about your expectations from the treatment.
Avoid Tanning and Sun Exposure
Before getting laser treatment, you’ll need to avoid tanning of any nature and direct sun exposure for about a month. If possible, remain indoors and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to protect your skin.
By making sure that your skin is at peak condition during laser treatment, you can expect a safe and comfortable treatment experience.
Do Not Remove Unwanted Hair
For about a month before your hair removal treatment, avoid removing unwanted hair. This means you shouldn’t wax or pluck your hairs weeks before the treatment. However, on the day of your appointment, you may shave or trim the unwanted hairs in the target area.
Keep the Treatment Area Clean
On the day of your hair removal session, do not use scented products, deodorants, or cosmetics in the target areas.
Avoid Certain Medications
You’ll be provided with a list of medications to avoid before your treatment. Blood-thinning medications, certain antidepressants, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs must be avoided.
Wear Comfortable Clothing
We recommend that you come to your hair removal appointment with loose and comfortable clothing. Tight clothing and rough fabrics can irritate the skin right after laser treatment.
What Happens During the Treatment?
Before your target areas are exposed to laser energy, we may trim your hair to a few millimeters. We will also provide you with protective eyewear to protect your vision. Unlike other lasers, the Motus AX does not require the application of cold gels. The device that we use to perform your treatment is equipped with contact cooling technology that allows for safe, pain-free treatments that are effective for a wide range of skin tones.
After customizing the laser device’s settings according to your hair thickness, color, and your skin tone, we will pulse laser light to the treatment area for several minutes and make initial observations. We will ensure that the best possible settings will be used for your treatment, so we will make any necessary adjustments early on. We will then proceed to remove all the unwanted hairs in your target areas.
Is There a Recovery Period?
Because our hair removal treatment is non-invasive, there’s no need for an actual recovery period. After the treatment, you will not feel any discomfort, but you may use anti-inflammatory creams or cooling gels to soothe your skin. You’ll be able to continue your daily activities right after the treatment.
However, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure and tanning for about six weeks after your session. By avoiding exposure to harmful UV rays, you can keep your skin healthy and achieve the best results from the treatment. It’s also good preparation for your upcoming treatment.
When Will You See the Results?
Right after your treatment session, unwanted hairs will not fall out right away. You can expect the treated hairs to gradually shed over the coming days and weeks.
Because not all of your hair follicles are in the growth phase, a single treatment won’t eliminate all unwanted hair growth. Getting follow-up treatments will target your remaining follicles that have just entered the active phase.
Discover Your Hair Removal Treatment Options
Nowadays, there’s no need to endure time-consuming and painful hair removal methods. You can achieve hair-free skin with the help of advanced technology. Are you interested to know whether this treatment is suitable for you? Contact the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY to schedule your consultation today! We would love to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. With our help, you can achieve the silky smooth skin you’ve always wanted.