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The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a safe, effective way to remove unwanted hair. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicles, preventing future hair growth and leaving the skin smooth.Laser Hair Removal

Your technician will shave the area of your body to be treated before the procedure. They’ll wear protective goggles and apply a cooling gel or device to protect the surface of their skin.

Using a razor can lead to nicks and cuts, which can be painful. These nicks can also cause acne and other skin issues. During laser hair removal, a trained dermatologist can use a high-powered machine to target specific areas of the body and permanently disable hair growth. Laser treatment can be less painful than shaving or waxing and will result in smooth, hair-free skin.

It is essential to do your research before choosing a dermatologist to perform laser hair removal treatments. There are many at-home laser hair removal devices, but these machines are often much less powerful and can leave your skin damaged by unwanted side effects, such as burns or hyperpigmentation. It is usually more cost-effective to visit a board-certified dermatologist, who can provide you with safe and effective cosmetic laser treatment.

Before your laser hair removal session, you should shave the area that will be treated. This is because the laser device will need to target the hair follicles directly and long hairs can get in the way of this process. Long hairs may also be singed during the laser treatment, leading to redness and irritation after the procedure.

You will still need to shave after you have completed your laser treatment. However, you will see a reduction in the amount of hair that grows back and the rate at which it grows. You should also schedule regular maintenance sessions to extend your results. During your treatment, you can expect some tenderness, but over-the-counter pain relievers and applying an ice pack should help with this. Most patients find that their skin becomes much smoother after just one or two treatments. Ultimately, laser hair removal can save you money by cutting out the need for razors, waxing, and tweezers.

No Need for Waxing

If you opt for laser hair removal, you’ll never have to deal with waxing again. This is because the laser destroys the hair follicle, so it can’t grow back. Moreover, waxing can cause and exacerbate ingrown hairs.

Waxing also takes a long time. And it can be painful. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is quick. The laser can remove multiple hairs in a single zap. The procedure is also relatively pain-free, though you might feel a slight snapping sensation.

However, you might experience itching and redness in the treatment area after your session. These aren’t serious side effects, and they’ll go away within a few days.

Before your first appointment, you should shave or trim the area. The goal is to get rid of any hair above the surface of your skin, which can interfere with the laser’s ability to work. You should also avoid sunless tanning or using any other hair removal method in the area before your treatment.

Finally, you should ask your dermatologist for advice before starting laser treatments. They can recommend a suitable skin bleaching cream for your condition and suggest other precautions to take. Laser hair removal isn’t safe if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, have an active skin infection, or are taking medications like Accutane that affect your sensitivity to light.

No Need for Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs occur when your hair follicle gets trapped under the surface of your skin. This happens when there is excess hair, dirt and dead skin clogging the area around the follicle. Ingrown hairs can be painful, irritating and even infected if not treated correctly. With laser hair removal, the root of the problem is eradicated. Laser treatments remove hair directly from the follicle which stops it from growing now and in the future. This prevents it from piercing back into the skin, preventing ingrown hairs.

During a laser hair removal session, the technician transfers a burst of energy into the follicle using one of the most sophisticated devices on the market. This pulsates right into the follicle, where it breaks down and destroys the hair in its tracks. This also reduces folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicle, which can cause ingrown hairs.

There are many ways to get rid of unwanted hair, but none of them are as effective and convenient as laser hair removal. With a few sessions, you will notice that your unwanted hair starts to disappear and your ingrown hairs will not return.

If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal, contact us to schedule your consultation. Dr. Green will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your needs and goals for your skin. We will note your medical history, address any questions or concerns you may have and help you decide if laser hair removal is the right choice for you.

No Need for Chemicals

When performed by a trained professional, laser hair removal can permanently destroy unwanted hair follicles. This means that you don’t need to continue shaving, waxing, or tweezing for the rest of your life!

When done correctly by a specialist, laser hair removal is a safe and non-invasive procedure with little to no side effects. However, if you’re going to have laser hair removal performed on your body, make sure that the dermatologist is licensed and has experience working with lasers. If an untrained individual uses the laser on your skin, it can cause burns, scarring, and other serious injuries.

During the initial appointment, the dermatologist will assess your skin type and color to determine whether you are a good candidate for laser treatment. They will also discuss your medical history, which can help them choose the best treatment plan for you.

For the best results, you will need to shave the area of your skin that will be treated at least two days before your laser session. This is so that the laser can focus on the hair follicles beneath your skin rather than the hairs on the surface. It’s also important to avoid using any skincare products with chemicals like AHA’s, BHA’s, and retinol in the weeks leading up to your treatment, as these can increase photosensitivity.

The day of your laser treatment, you should also avoid tanning or sun exposure. This is because the laser can damage your skin and cause permanent changes in pigmentation. Similarly, it’s important to avoid any medications that can cause hyperpigmentation, such as anti-inflammatories and aspirin. If you are taking any of these medications, consult your doctor about which ones you should stop before your procedure.

No Need for Pain

Most people who have not undergone laser hair removal think it will hurt, but that’s a myth. With the use of numbing cream, it is much less painful than waxing or electrolysis. It is a similar feeling to having rubber bands snapped against your skin, and only lasts for a few seconds at most.

Aside from that, the procedure is fast and does not require any downtime. Some of the treatment areas may be a little red or swollen, but most people return to their daily activities immediately following the session. It is important to drink plenty of water in the days leading up to the treatment, as this helps stabilize your pain tolerance and prevent dehydration.

Laser hair removal is a great option for both men and women, and can be used on virtually any body area. Some of the most popular treatment areas include the chest, stomach, arms, back, and bikini line. Many women choose to have a Brazilian bikini line, which removes all the hair on the lower half of the legs and underarms, for a completely smooth appearance.

Unlike other hair removal methods, laser hair removal will not leave you with ingrown hairs. Because the hair is removed at the follicle, there is no way for it to grow back and become ingrown. This is one of the reasons that laser hair removal is such a great long-term solution for unwanted hair.

The most important thing to remember when considering Laser Hair Removal is to make sure the technician is properly trained and qualified. Check that they are on a register to prove they meet set standards for skill and knowledge.