While there are a number of options for hair removal, they each have certain limitations. Shaving can result in cuts and ingrown hairs and requires nearly daily maintenance.

Waxing can produce hairless and smooth skin for several days, but then individuals must allow hair to regrow over the next several weeks. Not to mention the pain and irritation that are often associated with waxing.

Fortunately, laser hair removal seeks to remedy all of these issues and provides a more permanent and effective solution to unwanted facial and body hair.

But before making the switch to LHR, you’re likely wondering: Is laser hair removal worth it?

To discover the many benefits of laser hair removal, read on.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure in which highly concentrated beams of light are directed at hair follicles beneath the skin. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the laser’s energy in order to heat and destroy hair at the root.

Because this process irreversibly damages the follicle’s grow center, laser hair removal limits future regrowth.

What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

Thanks to technological advancements, laser hair removal is a relatively comfortable and very quick procedure.

Most patients find that the treatment feels similar to a rubber band gently snapping against the skin. Some say that their skin has the sensation of a mild sunburn for up to an hour after.

The good news is that these effects are very mild and quickly dissipate, without any disruption to daily routine or normal activities.

Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

If you are considering this treatment, you may be wondering: Is laser hair removal worth it?

Most women and men who undergo laser hair removal are extremely pleased that they decided to do so. In fact, laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and can produce up to an 80-90 percent reduction in hair growth.

Plus, it offers a much longer-lasting hair removal solution and allows patients to discontinue waxing, shaving, and trimming.

How Many LHR Sessions Will I Need?

While the number of sessions can vary depending on the individual and the area being treated, most people achieve optimal outcomes with a series of six-to-eight laser hair removal treatments spaced six-to-eight weeks apart.

Get Started with Laser Hair Removal

If you are considering laser hair removal, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marjan Yousefi.

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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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