The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- Posted on: May 15 2018
Are you tired of shaving, tweezing, or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair? Laser hair removal offers a long-term solution and is an excellent option to consider. Laser hair removal is hugely popular in the U.S. and stands as one of the most common cosmetic procedures to date. Laser hair removal works by beaming light into hair follicles. These follicles absorb light, which destroys the hair.
Laser hair removal can eliminate hair from the face, underarm, bikini line, arms, legs, and other areas. The procedure is precise and can pinpoint dark, coarse hairs and leave the surrounding hair untouched.
Laser hair removal is fast and efficient. With every laser pulse, many hairs can be treated simultaneously. Small areas of the body, like the upper lip, can be treated in less than one minute. The back of the legs and other large areas may take about one hour to treat.
Best of all, laser hair removal is predictable. Many patients report having permanent hair loss after about three to seven treatments.
How to prepare
If you are planning on getting laser hair removal, you should avoid electrolysis, plucking, and wax for six weeks before your appointment. Lasers pinpoint the hair root. If plucking or waxing is done, the root is temporarily removed. Also, limit your exposure to the sun six weeks before and after your treatment. Excessive sun exposure has the potential to make complications more likely.
Recovery and risks
For a few days after your treatment, the area will feel like it is sunburned. You can use cool compresses and certain moisturizers to help alleviate any discomfort. If you had laser hair removal on your face, you might wear makeup as soon as the next day if your skin is not blistered. Over the course of the next month, the treated hair will gradually fall out. Blisters are uncommon, but those with darker complexions are more susceptible. Swelling, redness, and scarring are also possible through permanent scarring is rare.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in laser hair removal, schedule your consultation with Dr. Foster today. You can reach our team by calling 732.914.2233 (TOMS RIVER, NJ) or 732.449.2099 (WALL, NJ).
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