Are you tired of waxing, shaving, and tweezing to get rid of unwanted body hair? If so, laser hair removal may be an effective solution. This treatment uses laser light to remove unwanted hair on many areas of the body including the upper lip, chin, armpits, legs, bikini line, and more.
Individuals with dark hair and light skin often see the best results from laser hair removal. This is because the pigment of the hair, not the skin, should absorb the laser light. You should not undergo this treatment if you are pregnant, taking certain acne medications, or are prone to cold sores. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment to determine candidacy.
Before your appointment, there are some steps that you should take to prepare. These steps may include stopping other hair removal methods that take the hair out at the root, shaving 24-48 hours before treatment, refraining from tanning, and avoiding certain acne medications.
To begin treatment, a cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area and the laser device will be moved across the skin. The heat from the laser beam will damage the hair follicles, which will slow or inhibit hair growth. You may feel a snapping sensation as the laser does its work. Treatment time will vary depending on the size of the targeted area.
After laser hair removal you may experience temporary swelling and redness. To reduce any discomfort, ice packs can be applied to the area. Be sure to avoid direct sunlight and avoid tanning beds for at least six weeks. It is important to take care to wear sunscreen when outdoors to protect your skin.
Your treated hairs will shed over a period of days to weeks since your hair grows in cycles. Most patients can experience hair removal that lasts for months to years. When hair does regrow, it will come in lighter and finer.
Patients in the Scottsdale, AZ area who are interested in laser hair removal to eliminate stubborn and unwanted body hair can contact North Valley Cosmetic Surgery to learn more. Your first step toward treatment will be to schedule your initial consultation appointment with the doctors at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery.