Laser Hair Removal can be a great option for anyone who has unwanted body hair. This no-downtime procedure uses laser energy to target and damage the hair follicle thus eliminating hair growth.
What is Laser Hair removal?
It is a procedure that utilizes laser technology to remove unwanted hair safely and with minimal discomfort.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
A concentrated beam of laser light is aimed at the unwanted hair. The light is absorbed by pigment in the hair which damages the follicle enough to stop future growth.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
While laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any skin color and hair type, hair color is the most important factor. The light emitted from the laser is attracted to the melanin, or dark pigment, in the hair follicle. This means that dark hair is treated most effectively. People with lighter skin can usually obtain faster clearance of dark hair.
Where can I have laser hair removal?
Laser Hair Removal can be done on any area of the body except the eye area. The areas most commonly treated include the bikini area, back/shoulders, underarms, face and legs.
How many hair removal treatments will I need?
We recommend it will take 4-6 treatments to effectively treat an area, as lasers are only effective in removing hair when it is in the growth phase. Hair type and hair color can also influence the number of treatments needed.
Is laser hair removal painful?*
It depends on the patient’s pain tolerance. Most patients feel a slight discomfort. Some compare it to a rubber band being popped on your skin.
How long will my results last?*
While “permanent” laser hair removal is a misnomer, after six treatments, you can expect a marked reduction in hair, which can be maintained by occasional touch up treatments.
Can I receive laser hair removal on blonde or gray hair?
Laser hair removal targets the pigment in your hair. Light hair (blonde, gray, or white) is not targeted by the laser and cannot be treated.
What are the Risks of laser hair removal?
The risks of laser hair removal are minimal and will be thoroughly discussed at your consultation.
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Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery holds over 20 years experience and only provides a luxurious standard of patient care. Contact our office today to schedule your Laser Hair Removal consultation with our staff nurse.
*results may vary
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