For many people, plucking, shaving, and waxing unwanted hair is uncomfortable and tedious and not a joyous part of the daily routine. Long-lasting permanent hair removal is the goal, and laser hair removal can offer that.

Laser Hair Removal: The Answer You’ve Been Looking For

Thanks to advancements in technology, we are now able to use lasers to effectively remove unwanted hair from the face and body in a safe and secure manner.

What Happens During a Laser Hair-Removal Treatment?

Prior to the treatment, the target areas will be cleansed, and a numbing gel will be applied to numb the areas that have been targeted; this will help make the treatment more comfortable.

Typically, it takes 30 to 60 minutes for the effects of the numbing gel to be felt. The laser emits a beam of light that targets the pigment in the hair. The hair follicles are damaged by the heat of the laser, which prevents the growth of new hairs.

Laser hair removal can be described as feeling like a rubber band has been snapped against the skin or as warm pinpricks. After the treatment, there might be some temporary redness but no downtime, and you can return to your daily routine immediately.

The Results of Laser Hair Removal

For best results, you will require more than one session on the area being treated. Hair grows in cycles, and not every hair follicle is in the active growth phase at the same time. The laser targets hair follicles in active growth, which is why more than one session (about three to four weeks apart) is required for best results.

Which Areas Can Be Targeted Using Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can be used on almost any area of the body, but it works only on dark hair that has pigment – the laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair. It can be used on the back, legs, arms, and face. It works especially effectively on the upper lip, bikini, underarms, and chin areas.

How Safe Is Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

With advancements in laser technology, many patients with dark hair can safely get their hair removed with laser treatment. There are, however, precautions that must be followed in order to effectively remove hair during a laser hair-removal treatment. These will vary according to the details of each case and will be discussed during the initial consultation.

Stop Wasting Money on Razors and Creams

Laser hair removal is an ideal way to remove hair. If you’re ready to stop wasting time and money on temporary and painful products and treatments, laser hair removal is a great option for you.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Antonio Gayoso and Physician Assistant Jessica McCarry are available to help you achieve the lasting results you’ve been looking for. To set up your appointment for a hair-removal consultation, contact our office and get started.