Laser Hair Removal
Whether for hygienic or cosmetic reasons, the patient who is tired of temporary, often painful methods of removing unwanted hair may welcome laser hair removal.
Lasers produce highly focused, intense beams of light that are absorbed by dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface and converted to heat, destroying the follicles and preventing hair growth. Multiple treatments are required for maximal long-term hair reduction — the follicle must be “active” at the time of treatment, and not all follicles are active at the same time. Treatments are needle-free and at most require topical anesthesia. Majority of patients feel nothing more than a slight sting like the snap of a rubber band.
Laser Hair Removal is:
Common treatment areas include:
- Upper lip
It is possible that some hair will grow back, though it is usually finer and lighter than what was originally removed. There may also be some redness and swelling following the procedure; however, daily activities can be resumed after treatment. Please contact our office for more details about this procedure.