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Hair may have been all the rage back in the 1960s, but these days women – and men—are going to great lengths to get rid of it. Options abound, from shaving to waxing to tweezing. But for the most long-lasting and effective results, laser hair removal is the way to go.
At Dermatology for the Family, our trained professionals are not only experts in laser hair removal, but they are sensitive to their clients’ needs. We understand how having excess hair can make a person feel self-conscious and embarrassed in a variety of situations. Count on us to treat your problem in a gentle and discreet manner.
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive technique that uses highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft follicle and damages it to inhibit future hair growth. The procedure is relatively painless, with some mild discomfort that lasts a few seconds. Because hair grows in cycles, it typically takes three to four treatments to provide significant hair reduction, followed by periodic maintenance treatments as needed.
While the process works on most people, there are certain considerations for people with darker skin, where a less intensive laser is used to avoid damaging the outer skin. Our lasers can do laser hair removal even if the skin is tanned, there is no need to wait for after the summer or after the tan fades. Those with white or gray hair may not have enough hair pigment to be a candidate for laser hair removal.
It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or some pre-treatment stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with us. We will listen to what you have to say and reassure you every step of the way. At Dermatology for the Family, our goal is to help you get the look you always wanted. For more information about laser hair removal and all of the services we offer, give us a call today.