Unwanted body hair is a pain. Sometimes literally; razor burn is no joke and really hard to prevent on a regular basis.
Body hair once served a distinct purpose for humans, keeping us warm and protecting us from potential harms. But we’ve evolved, as has technology, and because of that, we now can rely on sweaters and the indoors to serve the same purpose.
So really, all body hair has left us with is frustration and…razor burn.
Which is why we’ve found that so many benefit from laser hair removal as of late.
Here’s the must-know information on what laser hair removal is, and more details for you to decide if forgoing pesky hairs (and shaving!) for good is for you.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is used to meet the ever-increasing demand to reduce unwanted hair from any body part.
We offer the LightSheer Diode laser, which safely and effectively treats all skin types and the broadest range of hair colors.
Our laser system was designed for effective hair removal, providing unsurpassed safety and efficacy.
The advanced high-power diode technology delivers high fluence, aggressive contact cooling and compression for high-performance unmatched by other high-tech hair removal systems.
You may be confident that your unwanted hair will be reduced here at The Derm with the gold standard in laser hair removal.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
While not 100% permanent (only electrolysis is FDA-approved for permanent removal), it significantly reduces and even stops hair growth in certain areas.
After a few consecutive treatments, growth is reduced significantly in the long-term. Essentially, the more treatments you do and maintain over time, the fewer you’ll need and the longer the results will last.
What areas can you have laser hair removal done?
Thankfully, laser hair removal can be performed in relatively any area of your body.
Here are all the places you can halt hair growth:
If you have unwanted hair growth, book an appointment to determine whether this is the best option for you.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
While there is a certain level of discomfort during laser hair removal, many say it does not hurt as much as waxing and the process is quicker.
Many patients say the discomfort is reminiscent of pinching, pinpricks, rubber bands snapping across your skin, or mild stinging.
The discomfort does not last long and is soothed quickly.
Side effects of laser hair removal?
As with any treatment or procedure, there are some side effects for anyone to be aware of. Because this is a laser procedure, you can expect a few discomforts.
Here are some side effects of laser hair removal:
- Redness and irritation
- Mild swelling (due to irritation)
- Changes in skin color
- Small risk of infection
- Small and very rare risk of burns/blisters
- Small and rare risk of scarring
While some of these side effects may seem intimidating, most go away quickly and on their own, while others are very rare with a small risk of happening.
Laser hair removal before and after
So…does laser hair removal actually work? While not everyone is a perfect fit for laser hair removal (those with dark skin, due to the lasers locating dark spots to zap hair), for those who go through with it, the results are amazing!
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes. When performed by trained professionals, this procedure is very safe and effective.
If you’re ready to get started, book an appointment!
*Individual Results May Vary