Unwanted body hair is something that men and women of all ages face. If you’re born with naturally dark, coarse hair, it can be extremely difficult to achieve and maintain hair-free, smooth skin you desire. Body hair can affect your clothing choices, confidence, and comfort. What’s worse, even if you get rid of unwanted hair using basic methods, it grows back!
So this issue is a little personal to us, can you tell? 😅 But really, if you have experienced itchiness from hair growing back after shaving, painful ingrown hairs, or unsightly razor bumps, consider our treatments for unwanted body hair! Below we discuss dermaplaning, waxing, and our personal favorite: laser hair removal near you at Renew Aesthetics.
The issue with basic forms of hair removal
Basic hair removal like shaving and plucking isn’t the most effective and doesn’t slow down hair growth. Then there are depilatories (chemical hair removal products) that claim to dissolve the hairs but aren’t quite effective against coarse hair types. And, let’s face it, they’re not enjoyable to use! Hair regrowth from any of these methods can cause itchiness, which leads to skin irritation and not-so-smooth skin.
Our very own Medspa Coordinator, Brittany Walling, discusses our methods for body hair removal at Renew Aesthetics 👇
Keep reading to learn about dermaplaning, waxing, and laser hair removal!
Dermaplaning is a treatment using a surgical-grade scalpel to gently clear away the topmost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (known as “peach fuzz”) to reveal fresher, younger-looking skin underneath!
Along with getting rid of peach fuzz, dermaplaning has a ton of other skin benefits, like decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dead skin buildup, acne scars, and dark spots 👏
Getting rid of the fine vellus facial hairs with dermaplaning brings out smoothness and glow in your skin. Plus, patients love how smooth their makeup and skin care products apply after this treatment! For maintained results, we recommend dermaplaning treatments once a month.
For a treatment option specific to hair removal, we offer facial waxing services and body waxing.
Plucking your eyebrows or upper lip area is both painful and tedious. It can take a long time, and you aren’t guaranteed to get every single hair! Waxing removes all the hairs in the treatment area(s) at the root to leave a smooth finish without stubble ✅
Eyebrows are one of the most popular areas for waxing, and rightfully so, since great eyebrows can make such a difference in your appearance! Our aestheticians can work with you to arch, shape, and clean up your eyebrows so they complement the rest of your facial features. We can also wax the upper lip area to create smooth skin with no stray hairs, and other body zones like the underarms, legs, and bikini area.
Note: For waxing to work, it needs hair to grip onto, so it’s important not to shave before your treatment. In general, waxing causes less skin irritation, gets rid of more hair, and has less maintenance than tweezing and shaving—typically every 6 weeks between waxing appointments is best.
Looking for a solution to unwanted body hair with even less maintenance? Allow us to introduce you to laser hair removal!
Laser Hair Removal | Near You at Renew Aesthetics in Rogers, AR
You’ve likely heard about laser hair removal before; it’s well-known as the most long-term solution for unwanted body hair.
In a nutshell, laser hair removal targets hair pigment (melanin) in the bulb of the hair follicle. When your hair follicles absorb the light, the energy converts to heat, destroying the growth centers inside. That means you get long-term results with little to no pain! Once this happens, hair can no longer grow. Laser hair removal effectively eliminates 80 to 90% of hair in treated areas.
While the results from laser hair removal are much more long term than waxing or shaving, there is some minimal maintenance involved to ensure your desired results. We explain the benefits and treatment process of laser hair removal below 👇
Benefits | Laser hair removal near you
A long-term solution with much less maintenance
Depending on your individual hair type, how fast it grows, and your body hair preferences, you might have to shave or tweeze pretty often—possibly every day! Laser hair removal is versatile because we can use it all over the body, including: legs, underarms, bikini area, upper lip, and chin!
The cost and time spent with these forms of hair removal really adds up. With laser hair removal, you spend much less time with way more payoff, as your results last months and even years. Since hair grows in cycles, our laser technicians always recommend going through a series of treatments to maximize your amazing hair-removal benefits.
Though your skin might be a little sensitive afterward, there is no irritation associated with laser hair removal!
Painful and itchy bumps, ingrown hairs, and even razor burn all are common with shaving 😖 Waxing pulls the hair out by the root, which can be painful, especially in more sensitive body zones. Many people have sensitive skin, which makes them much more prone to bumps and other forms of irritation, making laser hair removal a fantastic alternative.
Laser hair removal is a quick and low-discomfort treatment that won’t irritate your skin like shaving or waxing!
Before your laser hair removal treatment, you’ll meet with one of our medical professionals for a free consultation. We’ll examine your unwanted hair, specifically its tone, texture, and thickness. This is so we can cater your treatment to your goals for laser hair removal.
We use only the best technology for our laser hair removal treatments. Computer-guided programming automates the process so your treatment is quick, efficient, and optimized for you.
Pulses of light penetrate your skin to destroy hair follicles effectively. Depending on the size of your treatment area(s), the treatment may take anywhere between 10 to 60 minutes.
Depending on the patient, hair could take 1 to 2 weeks to fall away, but we always recommend multiple treatments to continue with the hair loss. Most of our patients receive 4 to 8 sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for the best results!
Since hair grows in cycles, our laser technicians at Renew Aesthetics always recommend going through a series of treatments to maximize your amazing hair-removal benefits. The treatment sessions need to hit each hair growth cycle for the best results, which is why we space each session weeks apart.
FAQs | Laser Hair Removal Near You
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal has some discomfort; most patients compare the feeling to a small rubber band snapping against the skin. Our laser specialists work quickly and efficiently to help keep you comfortable throughout your treatment session.
How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?
How many laser hair removal sessions you’ll need depends on several factors:
- Size of the treatment area(s)
- Thickness of your hair type
- Your goals for laser hair removal
Typically, our patients get 4 to 8 laser hair removal sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
What laser hair removal machine does Renew Aesthetics use?
We use the Lumenis LightSheer® laser hair removal machine at Renew Aesthetics. This machine is unique because it is less painful with a handpiece tip that makes it more comfortable for patients.
Does laser hair removal last forever?
Laser hair removal reduces a large amount of hair growth, typically 80 to 90% of hair within a treatment area. Laser hair removal can last forever if you have touch up sessions as needed. Patients are highly satisfied with the dramatic difference in their amount of hair after laser hair removal.
When can I expect to see results from laser hair removal?
You can expect to see the beginning of results from laser hair removal within 1 to 2 weeks. Because your hair grows in cycles, we always recommend a series of treatments to continue the amount of hair loss.
Get the best services for dermaplaning, waxing, and laser hair removal near you at Renew Aesthetics in Rogers, Arkansas.
For many, smooth skin is an extra boost of confidence. Our team of providers understands that unwanted body hair can affect how you feel. With our individualized treatment plans, one-on-one consultations, and superior care, you and your skin are our top priority. Our experienced, knowledgeable providers will find the best treatment for clients from all over Northwest Arkansas, including Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville, and beyond.
Book a skin consultation with one of our specialists to learn more about treatment options. We treat every patient as an individual, with customized treatment plans tailored to your personal needs and goals.
Contact us online or by phone at 479.668.0168, to learn more about our skin services at Renew Aesthetics.