Full Body Laser Hair Removal

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Full-Body Laser Hair Removal in Arlington

Laser hair removal, or LHR for short, is a long-lasting hair reduction technique. It involves the use of a concentrated beam of light to target your hair follicles, heat them up, and damage them. In some cases, the hair follicles are destroyed. Full-body LHR is exceptionally beneficial, treating multiple areas for smoothness across the entire body. A full-body treatment is customized to your specific hair removal needs, and you can do any combination of the following areas:

  • Arms
  • Back
  • Brazilian, bikini, or mankini
  • Buttocks
  • Cheeks
  • Chest
  • Chin
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Sideburns
  • Stomach
  • Underarms
  • Upper lip

Some treatment bundles can even include all of the aforementioned areas in one session for complete hair removal. Anywhere the laser can pinpoint hair and damage the follicles is where laser hair removal can be performed.

Why Choose Full-Body Laser Hair Removal?

Think about how long you spend grooming yourself. How much time do you waste in the shower at least once a week to shave or pluck, or even the hours you spend at your local waxing business?

All of this time and effort is put in, only to have to do it all over again soon after, combined with unpleasant side effects like razor burn and ingrown hairs. If this sounds all too familiar to you, then it’s time to consider full-body LHR to free up your schedule.

This comprehensive hair reduction method ensures that you achieve smooth, hairless skin without spending your time on a regular basis to get to that result. It also helps to prevent the usual discomforts of shaving, waxing or tweezing. The real cherry on top? It’s a long-term solution and can even be more cost-effective than traditional methods.

Can Full-Body LHR Be Used on All Skin Types / Skin Tones?

Modern advancements have made it so that laser hair removal can be performed on all complexions. Thanks to innovative devices that use diode or Nd:YAG lasers, patients of all skin tones, hair densities, and skin types can benefit from this long-lasting treatment.

There’s still a bit of a way to go through. Total-body LHR cannot always be performed on patients with red, gray, blonde, or white hair. The laser has a hard time finding the pigment in the hair follicle, or lack thereof, in these hair colors.

What Does Full-Body Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

Many people shy away from LHR because they believe it will be painful when this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’ve ever been waxed, you can rest easy knowing that LHR is significantly less painful.

Patients liken the sensation to a rubber band snapping against their skin in quick succession. Uncomfortable? Sure. Unbearable? Definitely not. Talk with your laser specialist about ways to make this procedure more comfortable for you.

When Will I See Full-Body LHR Results?

Shaving, waxing, and similar hair removal options produce immediate satisfaction, however, they’re harder to maintain and are a near-constant investment. So, if you’re the patient type or can force yourself to be patient, laser hair removal is the best option for you.

Anywhere from 10% to 25% of hair reduction can be seen with your initial treatment. LHR targets hair in its active growth phase, so it can take time to achieve significant hair removal.

How Long Do Laser Hair Removal Results Last?

The fact that LHR is so long-lasting is why it’s so popular in the first place. Results typically last years, and in some cases can even be permanent if significant hair follicle destruction is achieved. Even when hair grows back, it’s finer, weaker, lighter, and easier to manage.

How Many Times Can You Do Full-Body Laser Hair Removal, and How Many Treatments Are Needed for Sensational Results?

A minimum of four to six sessions is recommended for significant hair reduction. These appointments are spaced four to eight weeks apart to give untouched hair follicles time to enter their active growth phase.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Total-body laser hair removal, depending on the number and size of treated areas, takes anywhere from one hour to three hours. Remember that this is only every four to eight weeks, so it’s really not that bad of a time investment.

How Long Is the Recovery After LHR?

No downtime is necessary after LHR. The area may look and feel sunburned for one to two days, however, this resolves on its own. A cool compress, scent-free moisturizer, and sunscreen with an SPF of 30 plus are all you need.

What Are the Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

Mild and temporary swelling, redness, and discomfort are the most common side effects. Complications like blistering, burning, or skin lightening/darkening are rare and usually the result of an inexperienced laser technician.

Am I a Good Candidate for Full-Body Laser Hair Removal?

Anyone who wants to reduce and delay hair growth throughout their body is an ideal candidate. Similarly to any cosmetic procedure, LHR is recommended only for patients who are healthy with no active infections in the treated area.

Where Is the Best Place to Get Full-Body Laser Hair Removal in Arlington?

Explore a variety of laser treatments including LHR at Dr. Marjan Yousefi’s practice located in Northern Virginia! It’s easier than ever before to achieve smooth, hair-free skin, thanks to our versatile laser hair removal systems. Contact us today at 703-255-5070 to book your consultation and learn more about this fantastic hair removal method!

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Marjan Yousefi, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her practice focuses on adult and pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic procedures to enhance the skin.

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