How Laser Hair Removal Works
Do you spend unnecessary time in the shower shaving or suffer from the rising cost of razors? If so, laser hair removal may be the perfect long-term solution for your troubles. Laser hair removal uses concentrated light energy to damage hair follicles and prevent future hair growth.
What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal
Most potential patients might think laser hair removal will hurt, but it all depends on their pain tolerance. Most describe laser hair removal as a hot or pinching sensation like a snapping rubber band.
How It Works
Your hair should be visible during your first treatment on the skin surface. Heat energy warms up the hair shaft and is drawn through the follicle’s melanin, weakening or destroying the follicle and detaching the rest of the hair shaft. The hair shaft sheds without the follicle, making it unable to grow back.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Many of the risks associated with laser hair removal are typically minor and may include temporary redness, swelling, and scarring. Other more severe side effects may include blisters and skin discoloration. Patients should avoid any kind of tanning for six weeks before and after any laser hair removal treatment. Any darkened skin will absorb more light before it reaches the hair follicle. Laser hair removal is extremely accurate and only targets the unwanted hair follicles. This makes the surrounding skin safe and undamaged. Even procedures such as bikini line hair removal are easy on the body with laser hair removal.
Does It Work?
Yes, it does! Laser hair removal has results that are noticeable for months to years to come. Permanent hair loss is typically achieved with three to seven treatments on average. Laser hair removal shows best results on dark hair and with those with dark roots. Patients with darker skin tones can also receive laser hair removal but require different lasers to be used.
Answer Your Questions on Laser Hair Removal Today!
Dr. Wright and his expert team of highly trained medical staff can help answer any questions you may have about laser hair removal and other procedures we offer. Call today and request your free consultation to see how laser hair removal can get rid of any unwanted hair you have. You will be looking your best in no time when you choose the experts at the Laser Hair Removal St Louis.