At Spektrum Laser Spa, we want to help you make your hairless dream come true. A lot of people think the cost of laser hair removal is too high to even think about it. We disagree and we wish the myth would stop spreading. If you think about it, laser hair removal becomes cheaper in the long-term than waxing. We offer an affordable upper lip laser hair removal package that includes six sessions.
Before you decide which hair removal method to go for, you need to do your research and choose what works best for you. We believe that laser hair removal is the best way to remove unwanted body hair because it has none of the downsides of waxing and shaving. You will not have ingrown hair for example. Have you ever waxed your upper lip? It hurts doesn’t it? Well, laser hair removal doesn’t! Plus, it is safe, fast and convenient!
What is upper lip laser hair removal?
This package offers six sessions of upper lip laser hair removal. It covers the area directly above the upper lip. This package does not cover the area below the lower lip or the chin. Upper lip laser hair removal is the perfect solution for patients who have very sensitive skin and do not want to suffer through waxing anymore. It is an affordable solution that provides long-lasting results.
The upper lip covers the area directly above the mouth. We also offer a full face laser hair removal package as well as a chin laser hair removal package. The upper lip is a hormonal area and therefore patients may need additional sessions.
The upper lip is a quick area to treat although hormonal. An upper lip laser hair removal session lasts up to 10 minutes. Because it is a hormonal region, the upper lip may require additional sessions.
How do I prepare for my session? What about aftercare?
Patients should avoid exposing themselves to direct sunlight during the fifteen days prior to their laser appointment. Indeed, superficial pigmentation change caused by tanning puts the skin in an excited state, which can interfere with the laser treatment. This can increase the risks of burning and scaring.
Patients need to shave at least three hours prior to their upper lip laser session. They must clean their skin of any cream, lotion, makeup or moisturizer. If you take medication, make sure you tell your laser technician. Some medications, such as antibiotics, increase photosensitivity and may make the treatment more unpleasant.
Laser hair removal aftercare is straightforward. You should avoid the sun for at least ten days after your session. Avoid hot showers, sauna, working out or any other heat inducing activity. The thermal energy of the treatment stays in the skin for up to 24 hours and additional heat could lead to burning.
How does upper lip laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal uses a concept called selective photothermolysis. It is the matching of a wavelength and a pulse duration that will allow the laser to target a specific object without damaging the surrounding skin tissues. Here, the target is the pigment in the hair.
The light beam produced by the laser hair removal machine will target the pigment in the hair. Once the light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the hair, it will travel all the way down to the follicle. There, it will turn into thermal energy and anchor itself to the follicle. The heat will damage the follicle beyond repair and prevent any further growth.
It is the combination of successive sessions that will lead to hair growth reduction by up to 95%. Due to the hair growth cycle, only 20% of body hair is in the right stage for laser hair removal to work: the anagen phase of growth. Thus one session can only target up to 20% hair. Plus, the bikini being quite a hormonal area and the growth cycle being mostly triggered by hormones, treating the Brazilian may take a bit longer.
Can anyone do upper lip laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is safe and suitable for all skin tones and hair color. Laser treatments are as efficient on dark skin and people of color as they are on fair skin. At Spektrum Laser Spa, we use the V-Frost Diode 808 nm by Vertex Lasers, which has a ND: YAG laser.
ND: YAG lasers are very safe and effective on dark skin as well as fair hair. The 1064 nm wavelength deposits its energy deep into the dermis without relying too much on melanin to do so, as opposed to other laser machines.
There are contraindications for laser hair removal but they are not related to skin color. Pregnant women should not undergo laser hair removal. Antibiotics and Accutane treatment will increase photosensitivity, etc.
Why choose Spektrum Laser Spa?
Spektrum Laser Spa is a top laser hair removal spa in New York City. Our staff has over seven years of experience and we offer premium customer service. We are conveniently located on Bryant Square, with easy access via all major train lines. We provide exceptional laser hair removal services with long-lasting results.