Spectrum Plastic Surgery

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Laser Hair Removal

Numerous men and women face problems with excessive body hair. Body hair can be undesirable and can affect one’s appearance. People generally make use of techniques such as waxing and shaving to get rid of body hair. These are not permanent solutions for preventing hair growth.

Hair can grow back quickly, meaning that it has to be removed at least twice in a month, which can be not only inconvenient but also painful and quite unpleasant. Shaving is not very painful, but it does leave the skin looking dark and dry.

Cosmetic procedures that use laser technology can get rid of body hair once and for all and can save you the trouble of getting weekly waxing appointments.

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At Spectrum Dermatology, we provide laser hair removal and a variety of other laser treatments. Contact us to schedule your consultation, where you can ask any questions you may have regarding our procedures.

 

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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal, as the name suggests, is a cosmetic procedure in which excess body hair is removed using laser energy. The procedure can be done anywhere on the body, is quite safe, and offers long-lasting results.

Laser hair removal works best on individuals who have fair skin and dark, coarse hair, although the results can be equally impressive for people with different skin types. Dark hair responds well to the treatment due to the presence of pigments in the hair follicles that attract the light radiated by the laser beams.

Hair Removal

Preparation

Any other method of hair removal, such as waxing, tweezing, or plucking, should be avoided for up to six weeks right before the procedure. Care must be taken to avoid going out into the sun as much as possible before the procedure.

The Procedure

Laser hair removal must be performed only under the guidance of a certified professional. The procedure takes anywhere between a minute and an hour or so depending upon the area of the body that is being treated.

The treatment involves using highly concentrated laser beams to target hair follicles, which in turn destroys them. Slight discomfort may be experienced during the course of the treatment, but it does not last very long. The hair that has been treated by laser will fall off in the weeks after the surgery.

One of the benefits of laser hair removal is that it can be used to remove unwanted hair from anywhere on the body without affecting the surrounding areas. It is quite precise and effective.

After the Procedure

Immediately after the procedure, patients experience redness and swelling. These are temporary side effects of the procedure and will subside quickly. Ice packs can help bring down swelling and redness. Your doctor will prescribe ointments and moisturizers to speed up healing and prevent the skin from drying out. These must be applied on time and as prescribed.

Avoid going out into the sun as much as possible in the time after your treatment. Make sure to apply sunscreen with a proper SPF when sun exposure is necessary. Reapply the sunscreen every three hours to protect your skin.

The hair treated by the laser procedure will gradually fall over the following weeks. In order to achieve complete hair removal, multiple treatments are required. The effects of laser hair removal are long lasting, saving you time and money.

 

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