When it comes to personal grooming, removing unwanted hair can be among the most expensive, painful and time-consuming rituals in your routine. Shaving can leave you with ingrown hairs, cuts, and scars, depilatories can irritate sensitive skin and tweezing, or threading can lead to infected follicles and swelling. If you have tried every hair removal method on the market and are just not satisfied, laser hair removal may be just the solution you have been seeking.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by damaging the hair follicles with heat. This process causes the follicles to no longer produce hair, leaving you with silky-smooth skin. It may take several treatments to get rid of all the hair, due to the body’s natural hair growth cycles.
Is It Painful?
Laser hair removal may produce minimal discomfort. Most patients compare the sensation of being snapped with a rubber band while others note only a tingling sensation.
Who Can Receive Laser Hair Removal?
With new advancements in laser technology, patients of all skin tones and hair types are receiving effective treatment. You will not want to be treated if you have a skin infection. If you have psoriasis or vitiligo, laser hair removal may not be right for you. Otherwise, virtually everyone can benefit from treatment. Our team will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
What Hair Can Be Removed?
Laser hair removal is often marketed to women who want to get rid of unwanted facial hair, but laser can be used all over the body. Arms, legs, the bikini line, chest, back and even fingers and toes can receive treatment successfully.
No matter what your gender, you control what hair will be treated. Many men do not like their chest hair and have it removed. Your individual grooming decisions are yours alone.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
The most common side effects with this procedure are minor swelling and redness, both of which usually resolve quickly with ice.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are tired of plucking, tweezing, shaving and threading, consider laser hair removal to end your struggles for the last time. Contact South Lake Obstetrics & Gynecology today to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options.
Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with their various needs. Our services include preventive medicine, skin rejuvenation therapy, weight loss programs, and more. Get started now.