The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and everywhere you look, things are blooming—welcome, spring! Before you know it, it’ll be time to break out your bathing suit, which makes this the perfect time to talk about our laser hair removal service. While shaving and waxing have been the default solution for smooth skin over the years, they can be inconvenient. Hair removal creams are another option, but most contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin.
Elite Medi Spa is proud to offer you a different choice: the Forever Bare BBL laser treatment! This innovative system delivers fast and effective results on a wide range of skin types and hair colors. It also removes unwanted facial and body hair and helps prevent bumps, razor cuts, burns, and ingrown hairs. Let’s explore how our laser hair removal will work to give you summer-ready skin!
Technology matters at Elite Medi Spa
Our expert team is committed to offering clients nothing but the best in aesthetic treatments. That’s why we love Forever Bare BBL! This innovative hair removal system uses light energy to quickly and effectively treat the target areas. It allows for a more consistent heating pattern when targeting the hair follicles, reducing the chance of missing specific hairs. Forever Bare BBL is known for its speed and efficiency, and the cooling mechanism in the handpiece helps improve comfort both during and after treatment. It works with a wide variety of skin types, can be used on practically any area of the body, and will not damage the surrounding skin. With this treatment, you can expect significant permanent hair reduction.
How does Forever Bare BBL work?
BBL hair removal is a method of reducing and eliminating unwanted hair. BBL is short for broad band light, and it removes hair through a process called photo-epilation. This is based on the principle of selective photothermolysis, which describes the process of light energy being absorbed into the target hair follicles while protecting the surrounding skin tissue.
BBL uses a broad light spectrum, with wavelengths ranging from 590 to 1200nm. At Elite Medi Spa, we work with an 810nm diode laser, which is the industry gold standard. The wavelengths emit light energy in timed pulses to maximize efficiency and comfort. This is in contrast to many hair reduction devices that apply energy to an area all at once. Forever Bare BBL’s motion technology delivers a low fluence in multiple pulses. This protects the skin while raising the follicle temperature to a level that is optimal for hair removal.
Before the treatment begins, we’ll apply a special gel to the treatment area. This focuses the light energy and cools the top layer of skin. The handheld device is then placed on the skin to get the procedure going! Light energy moves through the skin, targeting the pigmented melanin in the hair follicles. The heat and energy destroy the root of the hair and damage the follicle, causing it to become nonfunctional. This won’t damage any of the surrounding tissue or skin.
Laser hair removal treatments aren’t typically painful. The laser’s intense heat feels similar to a warm pinprick, but this is alleviated by the cooling mechanism that’s built into the device. For those with sensitive skin, a topical anesthetic cream can be used. There are also a few things that can be done ahead of time to make these sessions as comfortable as possible.
- Take a pain reliever about thirty minutes before treatment.
- Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your scheduled treatment.
- Avoid treatment if antibiotics are prescribed. These are photosensitizing and make skin more sensitive to light. This can cause a burning sensation when exposed to the laser.
- Avoid sun exposure before treatment.
The time needed for each session will depend mainly on which part of the body we’re treating. A small area like the upper lip may take less than fifteen minutes, while a larger area like the legs or back could take up to an hour to complete.
What are the benefits of Forever Bare BBL?
A BBL system like Forever Bare can be a good fit for almost anyone. We can customize treatment to specific hair colors and hair density. The treatment also removes hair from all skin types and complexions, from fairest to darker. Hair on practically any part of the body can be removed, no matter how superficial or deep the follicles are. Even sensitive areas like the upper lips, ears, nose, and bikini line can be easily tolerated!
Forever Bare BBL can treat approximately 100-200 hairs with each flash of light energy, which allows us to cover large patches of hair on the legs, back, and chest in a single session. It works just as well for smaller, more delicate areas, too. When compared to other hair removal treatments, BBL is often a faster way to achieve smoother, silkier skin.
How many laser hair removal treatments are recommended?
Because each of your hair follicles produces hair at different rates, the growth phase for each will vary. Laser energy is only effective on hair that’s in the active growth phase. For this reason, multiple treatments are necessary to treat follicles in every growth phase. For the best results, we generally recommend 6-8 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This will reduce or permanently remove hair in the treated area, leaving skin soft to the touch. We create treatment regimens for each client, to optimize results and meet their specific goals.
There’s no downtime or recovery with Forever Bare BBL. While there may be some redness or mild swelling in the first few hours after laser hair removal, this should resolve quickly. If there’s any residual discomfort, ice can be applied to the treated area for fast relief. There are specific guidelines to follow while going through laser hair removal treatments. These are important to follow, and include:
- avoiding natural sunlight, tanning beds, and tanning sprays for six weeks after every session
- using a good sunscreen every day (even when it’s cloudy)
- avoiding the gym, sauna, and hot showers for 24 hours after each session
What results can be expected with laser hair removal?
The results of laser hair removal treatment will depend on the area being treated and the client responds to the process. Most experience long-lasting results with little to no additional hair growth. Even those who have regrowth report that it’s very mild, with hair that is finer and lighter than it was prior to treatment. Regrowth can be addressed with touch-up sessions if necessary.
Get summer-ready skin with laser hair removal from Elite Medi Spa
Are you tired of the time and expense involved with shaving and waxing? Do you want an alternative to harsh hair removal creams? Laser hair removal can be the perfect solution for achieving smooth skin without all the added hassle! Our Forever Bare BBL treatments are customized for your hair type, skin color, and treatment area to give you fast and efficient results. If you’re looking for summer-ready skin, get in touch today to set up a consultation in our Bend office!