Laser Hair Removal: What You Should Know

Unsightly body hair affects both men and women. If an individual has grown tired of the tweezing, plucking and shaving associated with unwanted body hair, laser hair treatment is a viable option. Typically, an individual will begin exploring options regarding laser hair treatment for unwanted upper lip, chest, bikini line and more, but it’s important to know some facts about the treatment.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Side effects of laser hair treatment typically include leaving an individual’s skin with what feels like a sunburn. Moisturizers and cold compresses may be used to alleviate issues, however; slight blistering has been known to occur in those with darker complexions.

It’s important to note that laser hair removal is commonly found to be a non-invasive, pain free procedure. Anti-inflammatory creams can be used to treat discomfort.

Complications can include blistering, scarring at the site and changes in skin texture and pigmentation.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Around 90 percent of patients experience permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions. The treated hairs typically fall out within two to three weeks after initial procedure. Patients are advised not to pluck hairs in treated area as this may cause infection.

How Long Should I Wait Between Laser Treatments?

Typically, patients will undergo treatments every week in an effort to better produce results. Patients are often advised to avoid waxing or plucking between sessions as this can result in unforeseen issues regarding the hair follicle.

Are At-Home Hair Removal Treatments Effective?

At-home systems are not recommended for individuals with darker skin pigmentation. Seeking the help of a hair removal specialist is often preferred in those cases.

Home removal systems often can be expensive and have a reduced potential for success.

At-home systems are often criticized for not having a laser large enough to handle problem areas like legs or the chest, which leads to a more time-consuming process and a longer recovery time.

Are You Interested in Trying Laser Hair Removal? Consult Dr. Rhee in Huntington for More Information.

We are located in Huntington Station, New York, and can be reached directly at (631) 424-6707. We look forward to hearing from you.

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