Laser hair removal is a long-lasting, effective way to get rid of unwanted hair virtually anywhere on the body. However, before starting a series of treatments, there are a few important things to consider. Here are just some of the things to know beforehand so that you can get ready for the treatment and get ready for the results you deserve.
How the Process Works
During the treatment, a medical-strength laser transmits a light beam into the pigment within the hair follicles. The laser destroys the follicle and prevents further growth. It’s regarded as a cosmetic procedure, and as such, it’s tightly regulated.
You Can Still Shave
The hair root must be within the follicle to be detected by the laser, so don’t epilate, wax, use a depilatory cream, or do anything else that disturbs the follicle. Rather, it’s okay to shave the area to be treated before the appointment. A close shave with a new razor is actually a good thing, as we want to avoid targeting longer hairs.
Set Realistic Expectations
Although laser hair removal is an extremely effective treatment, it usually takes multiple sessions to see the best results. Once your treatment plan is complete, though, you’ll see long-term hair removal. Re-growth might be affected by hormonal and other factors that vary from one patient to another, and your consultation will help you set your expectations to a realistic level.
Contact Our Office
Now that you’ve gained a better understanding of how the laser hair removal process works, you may be ready to schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Skincare Associates in Mason, OH. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and get started!