Laser hair removal has become one of the most common aesthetic procedures in dermatology. It is a convenient, long-term way to remove unwanted hair on various areas of the body and face. This laser treatment leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother, providing longer-lasting results when compared to other common hair removal methods. Dr. Melanie L. Adams provides effective and safe laser hair removal services for patients in commonly desired areas, such as the legs, back, arms, face, chest, underarms, and bikini area.
The wavelengths used in laser hair removal treatments are absorbed by the melanin, or pigment, in the hair itself, which leaves your skin unaffected. Laser Hair Removal is safe for all skin types and most hair colors can be treated effectively.
How many treatments are required for best results?
Due to the hair growth cycles, we recommend between 6-8 sessions for best results.
Is laser hair removal painful?
For most people, laser hair removal does not cause much discomfort. Most people say that they experience a mild snapping sensation during the treatment. Furthermore, our laser hair removal devices are equipped with a specialized skin-cooling system that provides relief to your skin throughout the procedure. Additionally, your clinician will carefully monitor the discomfort you may feel and utilize methods to reduce your discomfort to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction, yes. Once an area has fully been treated, there will be a 90% loss of hair in the area. Most people will see this level of reduction throughout the years, however hormone changes (such as pregnancy) can cause regrowth. Additionally, some people may require a one session touch up every 2-3 years to maintain the hair reduction.
Why do I need multiple treatments?
Hair growth occurs in phases, and in order to accommodate all the hair follicles (which may exist in different phases), multiple treatments are recommended to target each follicle while it’s active.