Tweezing, waxing, and shaving are one of the most time-consuming aspects of being a woman. From creating the perfectly shaped eyebrow every month to silky smooth legs anytime the weather calls for shorts, removing hair is expensive and tedious. With laser hair removal comes total freedom from the wax, tweezers, and endless razors.
What Areas Does Laser Hair Removal Treat?
Lasers designed for hair removal can treat almost any area on the body, but most laser hair removal centers treat the bikini area, neck, shoulders, chest, back, the upper lip and chin.
How Laser Hair Treatment Works
The laser is applied by trained professionals. How it feels depends on the individual being treated. A vast majority of patients say that the laser feels like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Treatment time varies depending on the type of hair being removed (thick, coarse hair takes longer to eliminate) and the size of the treatment area.
When Will Results Appear and How Long Do They Last?
Laser hair removal results typically appear after the first treatment with a 10 to 25% reduction in hair. To fully remove the hair for an extended period of time (laser hair removal is rarely permanent), patients need three or more treatments with each treatment being spaced a few weeks apart. Results last for months or even years, and when the hair regrows, there is usually less hair, and it’s finer and lighter in color.
Side effects of laser hair removal usually don’t last any longer than three days and are minimal in nature. Most patients experience redness, minor swelling, and discomfort. Side effects like blistering and scarring are very rare.
Things to Avoid After Laser Hair Removal
After treatments, patients should avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds on the treated areas. Redness and swelling are easily minimized with cold compresses and over the counter pain medications.
Laser hair removal is an excellent way to ditch the pain of waxing and tweezing. Many women report the minor discomfort during the laser treatments is more than worth it when they don’t have to buy expensive razors or book painful waxing appointments anymore. Contact Dermatology Associates today to make an appointment.
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