Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is an effective and popular medical procedure designed to eliminate unwanted hair from different body areas. This hair removal method uses laser energy and it is more effective than waxing, shaving or tweezing. Best results occur in those with light skin and dark hair. The results of this procedure are permanent and this technique is usually carried out on relatively small areas.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe and efficient technique. Patients who undertake this procedure are satisfied with the results and they experience a boost in confidence and self-esteem. Here are additional advantages of laser hair removal:
- Affordable cosmetic procedure
- Lasers are capable of targeting individual hairs without damaging the surrounding skin
- The laser can remove many hair follicles at once
- Permanent hair loss usually occurs after 3 or more treatment sessions
- Non invasive procedure
About The Procedure
Before laser hair removal, hairs will be trimmed to a couple of millimeters above the surface of the skin. The surgeon directs a laser beam towards the treatment area. The laser light travels into the skin and it is absorbed by the hair follicles. Outer layers of skin will be protected with a special gel against damage. Patients might be given anti-inflammatory creams, ice packs or cold compresses to minimize discomfort or mild pain sensations. The next treatment session can be scheduled from 4 to 6 weeks later.
Laser Hair Removal | FAQ
How do I know if I am a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Patients who want to remove unwanted hairs from their bikini area, legs, armpits, back, upper lip or chest are good candidates for laser hair removal. Advancements in laser technology have made this type of treatment very effective for patients with dark skin.
Do laser hair removal procedures cause scarring?
Scarring risks are minimal. They are usually influenced by the body’s ability to heal, the amount of melanin pigment in the skin and the experience of the cosmetic surgeon who performs the procedure.
Will laser hair removal Hurt?
Patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure which is normal. Most patients tolerate laser procedures very well. Light stinging sensation might be felt during the initial stages of the procedure.
What should I expect after the procedure?
Following the laser treatment, patients may experience some minor redness and irritation. OTC pain medication, ice, and aloe vera gel can be used as treatment options. Patients should avoid tanning beds and sun exposure immediately after this cosmetic procedure. When the skin is healed, sunscreen with SPF 30 should be used.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Laser Hair Removal Expert
Dr. Robert S. Fischer has already performed countless successful laser hair removal procedures and all his patients are highly satisfied with the results. Dr. Fischer is dedicated in addressing every patient’s concerns regarding this cosmetic procedure. Feel free to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fischer and learn more about the laser hair removal technique.