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Get Summer Ready with Laser Hair Removal

Mar 06, 2024

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Get Summer Ready with Laser Hair Removal

Shaving your legs, armpits, and other body areas is a real chore, especially when you only want smooth skin for the summer. Redness and bumps around your bikini line aren't the look you desire in the warmer weather.

If you're tired of shaving, you have a few options, including laser hair removal. It's a safe and effective option for long-term hair removal, just in time for the beach.

Dr. Zainab Nawab and the VitalizeMD Skin Care & Laser Center team offer various cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, including laser hair removal. Dr. Nawab provides safe and efficient treatments to help you look and feel your best.

The facts on laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is an innovative and effective treatment for hair removal on various body parts. It's a great option when you're tired of shaving and want more permanent results.

During laser hair removal, the concentrated light beam, or laser, penetrates deep into the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair absorbs the light, converting it to heat and damaging the hair follicles.

Your body produces hair in the follicles, so laser hair removal is successful. The damaged follicles significantly delay further hair growth for longer results than shaving.

We use laser hair removal on various body areas, including the face, armpits, and legs. You can also have it on the arms, back, chest, and bikini area.

Laser hair removal is most successful on people with contrasting skin and hair color. For example, people with light skin and dark hair have better results than someone with light skin and light hair.

Contrasting skin and hair allows the laser light only to penetrate the hair pigment, not the skin pigment. Although any skin type or hair color can have laser hair removal, it may not be as successful and runs the risk of skin damage.

How long does the procedure take?

The laser hair removal procedure's length depends on the area we're treating. Hair removal on the upper lip takes significantly less time than a leg or your bikini line. Some treatments are as quick as 15 minutes, while others take close to an hour.

Understanding that you'll require multiple treatments for optimal results is essential. The frequency of treatments depends on how fast the hair grows in that area.

You'll need to return in shorter intervals for areas like your face and bikini line because the hair grows quickly. Your chest and back hair don't grow as fast, so we can further space your appointments.

What to expect during the procedure

Before beginning the procedure, you must wear protective goggles to shield your eyes from the laser beam. If you're worried about discomfort, we can apply a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable.

When you're ready, we slowly move the hand-held laser device over the skin to penetrate every follicle. The laser has a cooling tip that helps prevent complications and cool the skin.

You may feel some discomfort, which most people describe as a snapping or pricking sensation. However, the pain doesn't last long after the treatment.

Results after laser hair removal treatment

After your appointment, you may have redness and irritation in the area we treated. To ease discomfort, intermittently apply ice to the area for a few hours.

The results are brief, as it takes time for the hair to fall out. You may notice "shedding" over the days to weeks after your appointment as the hair begins to fall out.

Laser hair removal is most effective on hair that's newly growing, which is why most people require several treatments for optimal results. Depending on your specific hair growth pattern, you can come in for repeat treatments as soon as four weeks or as long as sixteen weeks.

Results from laser hair removal vary and are pretty unpredictable. Some people experience months without hair growth, while others may go years without having a touch-up. However, your hair may grow back; it just will be lighter in color and harder to notice.

To get results when warmer weather hits, don't hesitate to call or text our team at 508-206-9112 or request a consultation on the website.