Shaving is probably one of the most bothersome tasks that women spend time on. You know the feeling — you’re putting on your favorite LBD or flirty skirt, and you realize you have two options — change your entire outfit or perform a quick shave. Neither option is great because you had your heart set on the first outfit and a quick shave inevitably leads to razor burn. The solution? Schedule a laser hair removal appointment with Body Lounge Beauty Bar and Spa in Manhattan.

While men may be used to shaving their faces every day, there might be some other areas that you’d prefer to be a bit more smooth, such as your chest or back. Contrary to what you might think, many men also schedule laser hair removal appointments to treat the areas they’d prefer to be less hairy. Continue reading today’s post to learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about laser hair removal, and schedule your appointment today.

Is It Permanent?

Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction, not permanent hair removal. Most patients need to schedule annual maintenance treatments even after the area has been fully treated. The reason is that the laser targets and destroys the current hair follicles in your body. New hair follicles can develop based on hormonal or weight changes.

What Are the Risks?

Since the biggest risk associated with lasers is eye damage, you can expect to wear specific goggles that are designed to protect your eyes from the specific type of laser being used. You don’t need to purchase the goggles — they will be provided for you. Once the procedure is complete, you can expect to see some redness or swelling in the area that will diminish within a short period of time.

Does It Hurt?

Laser hair removal is mildly painful. Most patients describe the sensation as having a rubber band snapped against the skin. You can expect a slight sting during the millisecond it takes to zap each hair follicle. The good news is that you should not feel any pain in the treated area by the time you leave the office.

How Long Does It Take?

The length of time that your laser hair removal appointment will take depends on the area that is being treated. Smaller areas, such as armpits, typically take less than five minutes to treat. A larger area, such as legs, can take up to a half-hour. Most clients see the dramatic results they want within three to four treatments. It should not take more than six treatments to get complete results.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

You can get laser hair removal on almost any area of your choosing. The one area that you definitely want to stay away from is the eyes, which includes eyebrows, upper cheeks, and temples. These areas will need to be tweezed or waxed in order to avoid the risk of eye damage from the laser.

At Body Lounge Beauty Bar and Spa in Manhattan, we’re happy to treat any of the following areas:

  • Bikini area
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

What Do I Do After Treatment?

After your laser hair treatment, you want to take a few extra steps to protect your skin from the sun to avoid possible side effects from exposure.

You want to make sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Protect your treated skin from exposure to direct sunlight
  • Avoid using a tanning bed, sun lamp, or other indoor tanning equipment
  • Follow all after-care instructions

While you may experience some mild redness or swelling immediately following your treatment, you can apply a cool compress to help reduce any discomfort.

If you’re ready to achieve the smooth skin you’ve always wanted, then be sure to schedule your laser hair removal appointment with Body Lounge Beauty Bar and Spa in Manhattan. We are proud to use cutting-edge technology to offer the best results for both men and women. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer, and book your appointment.