Your genetics and hormones determine hair growth and hair distribution throughout your body. The timeline of hair growth varies from individual to individual, but most people may need to shave their hair every other day to keep their skin smooth. Waxing may keep you hair-free for a few weeks, but you’ll also have to wait between the waxing sessions for the hair to grow long enough to be waxed again.
Our expert, Dr. Gail Zimmerman, understands the inconveniences of shaving and waxing as she regularly works with patients who desire smooth skin at all times. To help you out, we asked how she helps her clients remove hair and what body parts are recommended for laser technology.
How lasers remove unwanted hair
Dr. Zimmerman uses a hand-held device that heats the follicle by using laser technology. The heat destroys the root of the hairs, preventing new hairs from growing in the future. Most patients need several sessions to remove the hair, but once you get the results you want, they will likely be permanent. Some people may benefit from a maintenance session once a year.
During the treatment, you may feel some discomfort. Some patients describe it as a rubber-band-snapping sensation against their skin. However, these sensations can be lessened by using a topical numbing cream.
Depending on how large is the area you want to remove the hair on, the session may last anywhere between 15 and 60 minutes. After the treatment is finished, you may go back to your everyday routine. After the treatment, your skin is more sensitive to sun exposure, so if you had hair removal on an area exposed to UV rays, you should use sunscreen on the treated area.
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal technology
Fortunately, lasers can now remove hair on almost all body areas, excluding the areas around the eyes. You can have hair follicles removed on your face, chin, neck, back, arms, chest, abdomen, back, legs, and bikini area. Due to laser technology advancements, you can now reap the benefits of laser hair removal regardless of your skin type and hair color.
Find out if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal
Are you sick of shaving and waxing? Stop planning your social life around your hair removal habits. With laser hair technology, you can go to a pool party, on any day, without having to plan out a shaving or a waxing session in advance. Contact us to schedule an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.