If you want to get rid of unwanted hair, or you are tired of shaving and waxing, laser hair removal may be an effective option for you. Dr. Deborah Farrell offers laser hair removal, which can get rid of unwanted hair with long-lasting benefits.
Why Consider Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a long-term alternative to other forms of hair removal that you may be accustomed to, such as shaving or waxing. It can reduce the number of body hairs on a long-term basis, which may make this issue of unwanted hair less problematic for you in the future. With laser hair removal, you may not have to sacrifice speed to get it done as Dr. Farrell can treat tiny areas in a few minutes, although you’ll want to allow more time if you want to treat large areas.
How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
The treatment begins by trimming your hair at the treatment site. A cooling device and gel will be used to soothe and protect your skin. The laser is then passed over the unwanted hairs to disable the hair follicle and prevent the hairs from growing.
What Is the Laser Hair Removal Recovery Process Like?
You should be able to continue your normal routine immediately after your treatment, but may experience some mild pinkness at the treatment site for a few hours. It is important to use sunscreen following the treatment to prevent any unnecessary side effects.
What Areas of the Body can be Treated?
Laser hair removal can treat nearly any area of the body with dark hair. Some of the most common treatment areas are:
- Bikini area
Laser hair removal can be used on the arms, the legs, the torso, and even the face. The best way to learn where it may be helpful for you is through a one-on-one consultation with laser and aesthetic medicine specialist Dr. Deborah Farrell.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for all Skin Tones?
Yes! Laser hair removal is safe for all skin tones. However, it may not be effective on light, downy, or softer hairs, regardless of skin color. Coarse, thick, and dark hair responds best to laser hair removal.
How Many Sessions Will I Require?
For complete and lasting elimination of unwanted hair, six to eight, or more, laser hair removal treatments may be required. Spaced four to eight weeks apart, each treatment will further reduce the number of follicles present, while working to slow or prevent new hair growth.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Laser hair removal is long-lasting and can produce permanent results. How permanent depends on factors unique to the patient. However, even when the complete elimination of hair is not permanent, laser hair removal can forever reduce the amount of hair present and significantly slow the regrowth of new hair.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Some patients suggest that laser hair removal feels like a rubber band snapped against the skin. This can be uncomfortable, but is very tolerable with the use of topical numbing cream and skin cooling. In fact, compared to waxing, laser hair removal is almost pleasant.
Any discomfort from laser hair removal will be temporary, often resolving as soon as treatment is over. Some residual swelling and redness may be present for a few days, but these things should not cause serious discomfort or limitations. We will provide instructions on caring for your skin after treatment to help ensure the most pleasing recovery experience.
When Will You Notice Laser Hair Removal Results?
For long-term results, you will need to undergo several treatments. Dr. Deborah Farrell will work with you to determine the best laser hair removal treatment plan for your unique situation.
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