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Laser Hair Removal: What Took You So Long?

Nov 17, 2023

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Laser Hair Removal: What Took You So Long?

Body and facial hair are a part of life, one aspect that many women and men don't appreciate. Plucking eyebrow hair or waxing the bikini line leads to unsightly bumps and red, irritated skin.

Shaving the chest, legs, or other areas of the body is challenging on your skin, too, and often takes up valuable time. If you're tired of using old techniques to eliminate unwanted hair, it's time to consider laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to eliminate hair, usually for good. After a few treatments, you'll notice smooth skin that requires minimal maintenance.

Dr. Zainab Nawab and the team at VitalizeMD Skin Care and Laser Center offer laser hair removal to patients seeking smoother, bump-free skin.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an effective cosmetic procedure for removing unwanted hair on the body and face. It utilizes laser energy and heat to damage the hair follicles, reducing hair growth.

We perform laser hair removal in the office as an outpatient treatment. There's no downtime, and you can go about normal activities after treatment.

Most people need several treatments to achieve the desired results, which we often do about four to six weeks after the previous treatment.

What to expect during treatment

During treatment, Dr. Nawab uses a specialized hand-held laser device to treat areas of hair on the skin. She may numb the area before the procedure or provide a cooling cream to lessen the side effects.

When you're ready, she begins to pass the laser over the area. The laser emits intense heat energy that passes through the skin and penetrates the hair follicle.

The laser's heat damages the hair follicle, which keeps the hair from growing back temporarily. The more laser treatments you have, the more damaged the hair follicles become, leading to decreased hair growth.

You may feel minor discomfort during the procedure, but we manage it with numbing cream or cool compresses. You can go about your normal activities after laser hair removal.

Results of laser hair removal

Most people see the results of laser hair removal almost immediately after treatment. Although you may have some redness and swelling, you should notice a reduction in the amount of hair, and it should be lighter after just one treatment.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, most people experience at least a 10% reduction in hair after the first treatment, with some noticing up to a 25% reduction.

You will require follow-up treatments for the best results. Most people need between two and six treatments in one area for optimal hair removal. The results can last for months to years, depending on the color and thickness of the hair and the area we treat.

Advantages you won't regret

Most people who undergo laser hair removal wonder why they waited so long to take the plunge and have this incredible treatment. One of the significant advantages of laser hair removal is the reduced need to pluck, shave, or wax hair for months and sometimes years at a time.

Whether you're getting ready for a big date, eliminating hair to get faster in the pool, or simply wanting smooth skin for an upcoming vacation, laser hair removal is safe and effective in removing unwanted hair.

You won't have to spend an extra ten minutes in the shower every day shaving your legs, bikini line, and armpits. The results speak for themselves and allow you to rinse off, throw on your clothes, and go out with smooth skin.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nawab for laser hair removal, call or text us today at 508-206-9112 or request a consultation on the website.