Would you like to be able to forget about shaving? Most of us would. However, we realize that it is a necessary evil. If we do not shave on a regular basis, we are going to deal with a lot of embarrassing situations because of unwanted hair on our body.
Thankfully, shaving is not the only option that is available to get rid of unwanted hair. We are not talking about using annoying waxing kits, painful electrolysis, or creams that irritate the skin. We are talking about laser hair removal. When you use laser hair removal treatments, you can completely forget about shaving with razors.
The very first thing that you need to understand about laser hair removal is that it is a semi-permanent way to get rid of unwanted hair. However, you are going to have permanent hair reduction. Some hair may grow back after a long time, however it is going to be greatly reduced. In the months that follow your hair removal treatments, you will enjoy skin that is smooth to the touch and free of annoying hair. We recommend that as soon as you notice a regrowth after your initial treatment sessions, schedule another session in order to continue to treat the unwanted hair.
Something else that is good to know is that the laser is directed at the hair follicle. When that energy is directed at the follicle, it eliminates it. So if your hair follicles are darker than the color of your skin, you are going to get great results. If you have a light color hair, you may not be a good candidate for this treatment. However, we do recommend that you schedule a consultation. This will allow us to give you the best idea of what the treatment can do for you.
In the days that lead up to your treatment, we recommend that you do not pluck your hairs, do not use tweezers, and do not use waxing kits in the area that is going to be treated. If these hairs are removed with tweezers, waxing kits, or by other means, we will not be able to treat as many hair follicles as we would like.
So you may be wondering if laser hair removal is uncomfortable? You are going to feel the energy from the laser when it is directed at your skin. However, most individuals feel that it is comfortable enough to not need any kind of pain medication or anesthetic cream. At times, we will use cold packs in order to make our patients feel comfortable. Your skin may be red and have some irritation after treatment, but this will quickly dissipate.
For more information you can contact our Lawrenceville office today at the Center for Dermatology. We would be happy to help you remove that unwanted body hair to achieve soft, silky skin.