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The Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

Jul 30 2017

Laser Hair Removal Danville, CA | Jerome Potozkin MD

If you’re tired of waxing, shaving, tweezing, and plucking, laser hair removal may be an excellent solution for you. Laser hair removal is on one of the most popular cosmetic services in the United States. Here are the basic pros and cons you should consider when determining if laser hair removal is right for you.

The Benefits

Laser hair removal procedures eliminate hair from many areas of the body, but the face, arms, bikini line, arms, and legs are the most commonly requested areas. The procedure is done by shining the highly concentrated light on the hair follicles. The follicles then absorb the light, resulting in hair elimination. You can trust that laser hair removal is precise, predictable, and quick.

  • Precision: Lasers have the capacity to select specific hairs without damaging the skin.
  • Predictability: After three to seven sessions, the treated area will no longer grow hair.
  • Speed: Laser hair removal is a relatively quick treatment. For example, an area on the chin can be treated in a minute, while the back of the legs will take less than an hour.

Risks and Recovery

For up to 48 hours after the procedure, the treated portion of your skin will likely have the sensation of a sunburn. Moisturizers and ice packs are helpful to have on hand.  If you treat an area on your face, you can still apply makeup the day after if there is no blistering. In the coming weeks, the hair follicles that were treated will fall out. Be sure to wear sunscreen for the next few months to avoid skin discoloration. Possible side effects include redness, scarring, and swelling. It is uncommon to blister, but such is more likely in individuals with dark complexions.

Costs

The cost for getting laser hair removal varies and is dependent on several factors: the number of treatments needed, the region of the country you reside, whether it is a doctor or another professional administering the treatment, and the size of the treatment area.

Contact SkinCeuticals, Advanced Clinical Spa, to determine if laser hair removal is the right treatment for you. Call us at 925-272-2695 to arrange a consultation where you can share your goals and voice your questions about laser hair removal. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.

 

Category: Laser Treatments

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