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Are You Tired of Shaving and Waxing?

Are You Tired of Shaving and Waxing?

Posted May 10, 2017


Mary Bidgood-Wilson FNP CNM


As summer approaches, we return to our summer routine ofwaxing, shaving and depilatories. Many of our clients have discovered freedomfrom waxing, shaving and depilatories with laser hair removal. They have beenable to significantly reduce or eliminate unwanted hair on their face, legs, underarmsand bikini area. This is the perfect time of year to schedule your laser hairremoval and be free from hair this summer.  

Is Laser Hair Removal for Everyone?

Laser hair removal is most effective for men and women withlight to medium skin tone and dark hair. The laser targets the dark pigment inthe hair, consequently, red, blond, or gray/silver hair, will not attract thelaser because it cannot detect any dark pigment.


How do I prepare?

Because we want to make sure the hair root is activelygrowing, avoid waxing or plucking hair prior to treatment. We also advise ourclients to avoid sun exposure prior to treatment and for a minimum of two weeksafter treatment. We advise our clients to always use a sunscreen, even forpassive sun exposure, but it is extremely important to use an SPF 30 two weekspost treatment.  


What Can I Expect

During a laser treatment, a concentrated, pulsating beam oflight passes through skin, targeting dark brown, or black hairs, damages thehair at the root. After the treatment and over the next few days, the treatedhairs will fall out. Additional treatments may be required for hair that isparticularly resistant, but clients report a significant improvement with justone treatment and any regrowth is finer and lighter in color.


Some clients are concerned that the laser hair removal willbe too painful, but it is less painful than waxing, and as we all know, waxingis not permanent hair removal.


What about at homelasers?

The lasers we use here at Meredith Bay Laser and SkincareCenter are medical lasers. At home laser hair removal devices are Intense PulseLight (IPL) and may offer a modest reduction in hair growth, but only medicallaser hair removal offer permanent hair removal.


Our laser hair removal clients have been extremely pleasedwith their results. If you are tired of the pain and inconvenience of waxing orshaving, put an end to it - give us a call and we can answer any questions youhave about laser hair removal. Check out our Laser Hair Removal Specials forMay. 

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I have been very pleased with all the services I have received from Meredith Bay Laser and Skincare Center. I am impressed with the staff - they take the time to consult and advise me on the best products and services for my skin type and concern. The facials are top notch. Not only does my skin look great, I feel great. I would recommend MBL to anyone – and I have!
Anne Simonsen
Holderness, NH

I have always been impressed with the staff at Meredith Bay Laser and Skincare Center. I feel pampered in a spa-like environment, with the confidence that my services are being delivered by highly experienced professionals. I love the results I’ve seen in my skin – I’m glowing! It’s never to soon, or too late, to take care of your skin.
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Laconia, NH

I have been a client for over six years. I have complete confidence in their skills and expertise - they are very professional and their services deliver the results I expect. Recently, I had lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in 50 years and she said I had the skin of a 35 year old. Thank you Meredith Bay Laser! Jean Farnam
Moultonborough, NH

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