Not wanting to spend your days waxing and shaving? Consider laser hair removal! This long-term solution for hair removal can keep you smooth. It can also save you money in the long run on things like shaving cream, razors, and wax.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
A laser is used to essentially zap a hair at its root. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicle, which prevents it from future growth. Thanks to advances in technology, this treatment is useful for more people than ever. That being said, those with light skin and dark hairs will have the most success with laser hair removal.
What Results Can Be Expected with Laser Hair Removal?
While the results of this treatment are not technically permanent, they do last a long time. Repeated treatments are needed in order to achieve long-term results. Once you have reached this point, occasional maintenance treatments can leave you looking and feeling smooth.
In order to achieve the best possible results, keep the following things in mind:
- Do not wax or pluck hairs in the target area for two weeks prior to treatment
- You will want to avoid UV exposure for 48 hours after laser hair removal
- Body hair should be treated once every six weeks
- Facial hairs should be treated once every four weeks
- It is perfectly fine to shave all the way up to treatment day
What to Expect During Your Treatment
You will be given special goggles to wear during your treatment to ensure the safety of your eyes. A handheld instrument will be pressed into the skin of the target area. When we activate the laser, the beam will pass harmlessly through your skin and target the hair follicles. A cooling sensation will be used to keep you comfortable as well. Afterward, you may have a bit of pinkness in the area for a few hours. There is no recovery period after treatment.
How long your treatment session will take depends entirely on the size of the area and the density of the hairs. A small area, such as the upper lip, will take only a few moments. If you are having your entire back down, however, this can easily take an hour. The first step is to have a consultation where we can learn about your needs and give you a better idea of what to expect.
At Orlando Dermatology, we have a friendly team of professionals who will answer your questions and help create the perfect plan to fit your needs. We are conveniently located in Orlando, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!