Laser Hair Removal is an alternative to the irritating side effects of shaving and saves time in the morning. Laser hair removal at our practice can typically treat all skin types. This procedure uses laser light beams to target the hair follicle to reduce hair growth in that area. A series of treatments will be required at 4 – 8-week intervals. You won’t have to worry about waxing, shaving, or plucking!
Laser hair removal works by eliminating the production of hair with laser energy. The laser light is absorbed by hair follicles and destroys the pigment. It does this without damaging the skin and surrounding tissue. It normally takes a series of treatments to achieve ideal results. The most common areas for laser hair removal are lip, chin, underarms, bikini area, and legs.
Patients with unwanted hair, irritating ingrown hairs, and those who spend a lot of time and money on waxing or shaving hair can usually benefit from laser hair removal. It used to be only available for those with dark hair, light skin, and no tan, but now laser hair removal can treat all skin types. Through consultation with an MDSkin specialist, they can determine if this treatment will benefit you.
The skin may feel sensitive and appear red after your laser hair removal session, similar to the feeling of a sunburn. Most side effects resolve within a few days. After treatment, you are free to resume your daily activities. It is recommended to avoid swimming or hot tubs for one week, as well as acid-based products and Retin-A or retinol products. Laser hair removal offers a long-term solution to annoying, unwanted hair with minimal downtime.
Your journey begins with a personalized blueprint that serves as a comprehensive, long-term plan to feeling & looking your best. A patient interview establishes aesthetic concerns and sets individual goals. Each plan then includes a daily skincare regimen and monthly, quarterly, and annual recommendations for more advanced treatments.