Remove hair from just about anywhere on the body using effective and safe laser methods. At Laser MD Cosmetics in Long Beach, California, Dennis L. Clark, MD, and his team can help you find an alternative to shaving, waxing, and plucking unwanted hair. Call his office or schedule a consultation online to learn how effective laser hair removal can be.
Laser hair removal involves directing heat energy toward unwanted hair. The energy passes through the outer layer of your skin to heat up the hair follicles beneath. The heat destroys the hair follicle and makes it impossible for it to produce hair in the future. Laser hair removal reduces 85-90% of unwanted hair in a treatment area.
Anywhere on your body where you desire smooth, hair-free skin can be treated with laser hair removal. Areas commonly treated include:
Both men and women can benefit from laser hair removal. Prior to treatment, you can shave – but avoid waxing or plucking, which remove the hair from the root.
The team at Laser MD Cosmetics evaluates your skin type and hair density when recommending a treatment plan. Generally, you receive laser treatments until your hair stops growing, which for most people is between three and seven sessions. Hair grows in cycles, so you need multiple sessions to ensure you get all the hair during a growth period.
Laser hair removal may cause a little warmth and prickling sensations, but it’s generally well-tolerated by most people. You don’t need an anesthetic beforehand and you can go home right after your treatment.
No downtime is required, so you can go right back to work or other activities afterward. You may have some redness in the treated areas, but it goes away in a few hours.
You do want to make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen following laser hair removal treatment, and avoid direct sun exposure altogether, if possible. Your skin is extra sensitive to ultraviolet light and can burn easily. Plus, tanned skin is less receptive to the laser treatments.
To learn more about how you can get permanently smooth, hair-free skin with laser therapy, call Laser MD Cosmetics or schedule an appointment using the online tool.