Sick of shaving your legs everyday just to have it grow back the following morning or even that very night? Laser hair removal might be just what you need. It’s a fairly simple treatment and is actually one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States.
How It Works
The simplicity of this treatment is what makes it such a viable option for removing unwanted hair. An intense beam of light is directed at the areas of the body from which the client wants hair to be removed. This intense beam of light is absorbed into the skin and directly into the hair follicles. The heat of the laser blasts the hair follicle and keeps it from growing hair.
The results are long lasting, but they are not initially permanent. In order for hair growth to be suppressed for an extended period of time, multiple treatments will be necessary. Then there must be regular periodic treatments to maintain the smoothness of the skin and keep the hair follicles from regenerating. Then, after some time, the results become permanent.
Laser hair removal can be performed on almost any area of the body, although the legs are typically the most common area. It can also be performed on areas such as the arms, armpits, bikini line and on facial hair on the upper lip, chin and sides of the face. During your consultation, we can go over which areas we can treat in greater detail with you.
Things to Consider
Lasers beams are attracted to the pigment (melanin) in the hair. This is how the intensity of the energy increases enough to damage the hair follicle and inhibit hair growth. Because of this, the best candidates for laser hair removal have traditionally been those with light skin and dark hair.
However, thanks to recent technologies, it’s becoming more possible for clients of all skin tones to enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal. As in every case, it will just take some time for this all to come to fruition.
What to Expect
First and foremost, laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment. While the number of treatments needed will vary from person to person, some clients need up to eight treatments to receive the best results. When you come in for your consultation, we can give you a better idea of how many treatments you can expect.
Laser hair removal offers a convenient alternative to shaving and other traditional methods of hair removal. We can help you find out if this treatment is right for you at Southlake OBGYN. Contact our office in Clermont to schedule your first appointment!