Hair removal is a constant worry for men and women alike. For patients who are sick of the hassle associated with shaving, waxing and other temporary hair removal methods, laser hair removal may be the solution. When hair follicles are exposed to concentrated doses of laser light, active hair growth is delayed and suppressed. Laser hair removal is ideal for patients with dark hair and light skin, although patients of any skin type may be treated at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery.
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
Common areas treated for hair removal would be the lip, chin, neck, back, arms, legs, and bikini area. Unfortunately white, gray, blond, and red hair, do not respond well to laser hair removal.
How come i need multiple treatments?
Since individual hairs grow at different times, multiple treatments are required for significant clearance, at intervals of four to six weeks. The number of sessions depends on several factors, including hair and skin color, hair follicle size, and hormone levels. The average patient sees up to 80% reduction of hair growth after six to eight treatments. Laser hair removal is semi-permanent, meaning treated hair follicles will begin to grow hair again at some point if maintenance treatments are not undertaken.