Laser hair removal is a very personal decision. Some feel strongly that the body should be left in its natural state. But more and more, women and men are turning to laser hair removal. This is a great method to nearly remove unwanted hair. Our patients say that it makes you feel cleaner and look neater. It also avoids the need to shave every week and eliminates the associated problems with shaving such as folliculitis and skin irritation.
The way the treatment works is that laser light passes through the skin and destroys the hair follicle (the place from which the hair grows). The procedure works best on hair that is actively growing and since only about 20% of the hair is growing at a particular time, hair removal usually requires at least five treatments. The lasers cool the skin prior to firing the laser to minimize the pain.
After treatment it is not uncommon for some hair to grow back, but it is not as dense and the hairs are usually much finer. Women often request a touch up treatment every year or two. Learn more about Laser Hair Removal here.