How much time do you spend trying to remove the hair on your body? Between shaving your legs and underarms, keeping up with your bikini area, and tweezing your brows, it can feel like you’re constantly monitoring the hair growth on various areas of your body – and that can get very tiring very quickly. At AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA, Dr. Margo Aura Emami knows that laser hair removal can be a practical and effective treatment option for many people, including those who want to treat multiple areas of the body.
What Areas Can You Treat With Laser Hair Removal?
One of the most brilliant benefits of laser hair removal is the fact that it can be used on virtually any area of the body. A laser system like Diolaze XL can be customized to treat even the most sensitive skin on even the delicate areas of the body, including the bikini area and parts of the face like the upper lip. This advanced laser system is commonly used to remove hair virtually everywhere, such as:
For you, this means that a single treatment system can tackle all the unwanted hair on your body. Instead of plucking hairs in certain places and shaving or waxing in others, you can use a laser system to remove unwanted hair on all desired areas and free up some of the time you spend on at-home hair removal.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
All the hair on the body grows in different phases, so some follicles may be in active growth before others. What that means for you is that you will need about four to six treatments to treat each follicle on each area of the body you wish to remove hair. Sometimes, the number of treatments you will need will also depend on your skin color, the pigment of your skin, and the thickness of your hair.
People who have very dense hair shafts may simply need a few extra treatments to adequately stun the growth phase of the hair follicle. This is one reason why treating the bikini area may take more time for some people, since hair in the bikini area may be more dense than hair on other areas of the body. That said, people who have very dark hair will typically require fewer treatments since the laser system works best with dark hair pigments.
Your treatment frequency to achieve your desired results will be about every four to six weeks. This is the best frequency as it allows certain hair follicles to enter the right phase for treatment. This will also give time for your skin to heal adequately between your treatments so you can easily achieve your desired results.
How Soon Will You See Results?
It will generally take several weeks or months before you see the final results of your treatment. Most people will see initial results, such as hair falling out in treatment areas, a few weeks after your treatment. Continued treatments will ensure that hair growth is temporarily stunted. Your final results will generally be visible about four to six months after your first appointment.
How Long Do Results Last?
While laser hair removal treatments don’t necessarily permanently remove hair, the results of these treatments can last for a very long time. Most people will be able to enjoy results that last for six to 12 months on most areas of the body, which is significantly longer than the results produced by other hair removal methods. Your results will last even longer if you attend annual maintenance appointments once or twice a year.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who Are Good Candidates?
Most people are good candidates for Diolaze XL treatments, although people with very light hair may not be able to use this treatment. If you have red, blond, white, or light gray hair, this treatment may not be effective because there is not enough pigment in your skin to activate the laser treatment. This treatment is also not a good match for women who are pregnant, although this treatment is safe for women who are breastfeeding.
2. Will You Need To Avoid Certain Activities?
Yes. During your treatment process, which can last for several months, you will need to avoid all activities that could potentially trigger hyperpigmentation of your skin. This means you should avoid tanning, self-tanning products, and unprotected sun exposure. Be sure to wear adequate SPF when you plan to be outside during the daytime for the duration of your treatment process and for at least two to four weeks after your final treatment.
3. Will You Need To Change Your Medications?
In general, most medications should not be a problem while you are using Diolaze XL treatments. Even treatments that can cause light sensitivity should not be an issue if you make sure to use SPF during the day. However, medications like Accutane, some steroids, and some antibiotics are not compatible with this treatment, so you will need to discontinue these treatments for several weeks before you are eligible for this laser treatment.
Free Up Your Time With Diolaze XL
Shaving, waxing, and tweezing can cause issues like ingrown hairs and skin irritation. If you are ready to save yourself some time on hair removal methods, then Diolaze XL may be a good option for you. Contact AURAE MD in La Jolla CA, to schedule your initial appointment with Dr. Margo Aura Emami today.