What to expect from laser hair removal

man on a procedure of laser hair removal in the salon of aesthetic beauty. While shaving, tweezing, and waxing are effective ways of removing hair from the face and body, they can be time-consuming and costly over time. Instead, many patients who are tired of grooming this hair will want to learn about more permanent options of hair removal, including laser hair removal treatments. At Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, patients of the Show Low, AZ area will be able to address this unwanted hair once and for all with permanent reduction or removal.

What is laser hair removal?

Our team describes laser hair removal as a specialized treatment that is designed to reduce or remove unwanted hair on the body. Some patients who want to thin thick hair in specific areas of the body, such as the back or chest, can use the treatment a few times to achieve the desired results. With more treatments, patients can fully eliminate hair in the treatment area instead. The laser light penetrates into the hair follicle to damage it and keep it from regrowing hair. The result? Permanent hair reduction or removal.

What can I expect from laser hair removal?

The treatment itself is well-tolerated by most of our patients, especially when a numbing cream is used on the skin prior. A snapping sensation is felt as the laser light penetrates the hair follicles. Treatment only addresses hair follicles in the active growth phase, so for full removal of hair, a series of treatments will be needed across several months to get the final results. After each treatment, patients can expect to notice shedding of the hair in the treatment area, but this hair does not regrow. Over time, less and less hair will be visible on the skin.

What are some restrictions I may have after treatment?

Patients can return to most activities immediately after their treatments. They may notice redness for a few days, so should plan social activities accordingly. High SPF sunblock should be used if any time is spent outdoors, though patients should significantly limit sun exposure after services.

Take care of unwanted hair once and for all!

With the team at Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, patients in the Show Low, AZ community and beyond can enjoy hair-free skin for life! Call (928) 537-6767 to request a consultation visit with our providers at 2450 East Show Low Lake Road, Suite #2A.

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