Body hair is natural, and almost every adult has it. However, it can be pesky and unwanted if you are trying to achieve smooth, hair-free skin. Shaving and waxing take time and can leave behind razor burns and wax burns and bumps. Laser hair removal is a more permanent body hair treatment that prevents regrowth and irritating stubble.
The Science of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal provides long-term results, and shaving and waxing do not. This non-invasive procedure is more effective and long-lasting because the laser treatment blocks your hair follicles from hair regrowth using light energy (in other words, heat).
Laser hair removal does not damage your skin but detects hair follicles and targets the root of hair growth. This treatment is safe enough to be used on any part of your body, including your face.
Many people have unwanted hair all over their bodies. Laser hair removal treatment is an effective and safe way to achieve smooth, hairless skin without the hassle of shaving or the discomfort of waxing.
The most common laser hair removal treatment areas are:
- Bikini line
- Upper lip
These areas can be hard to reach with a razor and painful to wax, making laser hair removal the best option to remove unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Many patients wonder what to expect from their laser hair removal appointment. Treatment time ranges from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area you are treating. Your provider will use a handheld laser hair removal device to treat the entire area effectively.
Patients report minimal discomfort during this non-surgical procedure. Patients with sensitive skin have tolerated laser hair removal exceptionally well, as it is a gentle procedure. If the treatment area is particularly delicate, some providers apply a numbing gel before using the laser. Everyone in the treatment area will wear specialized protective eye gear to protect their eyes from the laser.
After your first treatment, you may need additional appointments to remove all of the hair from the follicles in your target area. You should also wear sunscreen that contains at least SPF 30 to protect the vulnerable skin after laser hair removal. You may shave after your appointments, and your provider will give further instructions on aftercare.
Laser Hair Removal Results in Pasadena, CA
If you are looking for flawless, hair-free skin, Christopher Tiner, M.D., is an excellent provider in the Pasadena area. We provide laser hair removal treatments that give you lasting results.
You no longer have to worry about shaving, hair removal creams, or any other uncomfortable hair removal methods. Laser hair removal will ensure you stay hair-free for months afterward. Call to schedule a consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate for laser hair removal today! Best of all, in our office, you will be surrounded by qualified professionals whose goal is to make you comfortable.