Are you tired of constantly tending to unwanted facial and body hair and dealing with ingrowns and irritation? Try laser hair removal!
Laser hair removal in Arlington, Virginia is a non-invasive treatment designed to permanently reduce hair growth on the face and body. It is an excellent alternative to shaving, waxing, trimming, and plucking and achieves smoother skin, with long-lasting results.
Many women and men elect to undergo LHR to either thin or remove patches of unwanted hair, eliminate ingrown hairs and inflammation, and boost confidence. Plus, laser hair removal is convenient and requires zero downtime.
So, is laser hair removal right for you?
Here’s everything you need to know about the procedure, including what you can expect should you decide to undergo treatment.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal targets hair follicles beneath the skin with concentrated beams of light. As this energy is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle, it is converted to heat and selectively damages the bulb.
In the days and weeks following laser hair removal, hair in the treated area will begin to shed/fall-out and regrowth will be slower and finer.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?
If you are looking for a more suitable hair removal method, with long-lasting results, then laser hair removal may be right for you.
The treatment can be applied to virtually any part of the body and works best on coarse, dark hair found in areas like the underarms, bikini line, legs, back, and chest.
Because laser hair removal focuses on pigment in the hair follicle, it isn’t an ideal solution for patients with blonde, gray, or white hair or those with fine, peach fuzz on the face.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?
Depending on the size and location of the treatment area, laser hair removal can take anywhere between 10-60 minutes.
It requires zero-downtime and is so quick and easy that many patients undergo the procedure over their lunch break.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Most patients require a series of six-to-eight treatments, spaced six-to-eight weeks apart, in order to achieve up to an 80-90 percent reduction.
Multiple sessions are needed because the laser’s energy can only be absorbed by follicles in the active growth phase.
Learn More About Laser Hair Removal
If you are considering laser hair removal, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marjan Yousefi.