What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal

What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal

During the winter, bulky clothing allows many of us to take a somewhat relaxed approach to shaving, waxing, and plucking.

However, with summer around the corner, you may be looking for a better way to remove thick, dark, and bothersome hair.

Laser hair removal has the ability to defuzz virtually any part of the body and is one of the most-requested cosmetic treatments among women and men.

If you want smooth, hair-free skin, continue reading to learn what to expect from laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal – A More Effective and Permanent Solution

Laser hair removal is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to eliminate unwanted hair from the face and body. While plucking, waxing, shaving, and depilatories can be painful, inconvenient, and temporary, laser hair removal is a more comfortable, effective, and long-lasting alternative.

It’s also faster and less time-consuming than electrolysis, which eliminates hairs individually and is meant for small areas.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Using highly-concentrated beams of light, laser hair removal precisely heats and damages follicles to prevent regrowth.

Follicles that are in the active phase of the growth cycle are most responsive to the laser. Accordingly, multiple sessions, spaced 6-8 weeks apart, are necessary in order to capture all follicles while they are in this phase.

What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal

Many patients are surprised to learn that laser hair removal is an extremely quick and virtually painless process. Depending on the treatment area, it can take 10-60 minutes to complete a single session.

During the procedure, you may feel some mild discomfort, similar to the sensation of a rubber band lightly snapping against the skin.

Post-treatment, the area surrounding the follicles may be red and swollen, which is a sign that the treatment was effective. These effects typically resolve within an hour, and patients are free to go about their day as they normally would.

If you are considering laser hair removal, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced laser specialists.

April 2019 Laser Hair Removal Specials

Laser Hair Removal Specials

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