Women and men deal with pesky facial hair and bodily hair throughout their lifetime and until recently, the best ways to get rid of that hair was to shave or to wax. Laser hair removal procedures have changed all of that. Now patients can remove unwanted underarm hair, leg hair, or chest hair by scheduling laser hair removal treatments.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that saves you from the painful and expensive waxing or daily shaving burdens by removing unwanted hair permanently. The treatment works by targeting hairs and killing the root of the hair so that it cannot grow back. The treatment is safe and effective. Most patients report very little pain and a numbing or cooling agent is used during treatment to avoid pain.
Imagine taking a shower and not having to worry about shaving your legs or imagine all of that extra hair on your back as a man is now gone. Laser hair removal can make this kind of life a reality. For men and women who often get ingrown hairs, a few laser hair removal treatments can cut down on the amount of hair that they have to shave or wax leading to fewer ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal treatments can also help pale individuals with dark hair that is visible beneath the surface of the skin because the treatment targets and destroys hair at the root.
The best candidates for laser hair removal are those with pale skin and dark hair because the laser is able to target the dark hairs better and is able to see the hairs better with pale skin. If you have questions about the possibility of laser hair removal working for you and your skin type, schedule a consultation.
How Many Treatments are Needed?
This is a question that we are asked a lot by patients and the answer is truly unique to the patient. Most patients see strong results after five treatments and see significant results after 6-8 treatments. Most of our patients see a permanent reduction of hair in the area treated by 75-90%. The treatment need can also depend on the area as the bikini area tends to be more difficult than the leg or chest. We recommend that every patient get a consultation to learn more about the number of treatments that will be needed to reach their desired result.
For more information about laser hair removal, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jeff Angobaldo and staff are always happy to answer questions and assist in whatever way possible. Laser hair removal is an excellent way to take care of unwanted hair for both men and women. You can find our office in Plano, TX; however, we are happy to treat patients who come to us from the greater Texas region. It is difficult to know what laser hair removal program is best for you or what areas should be treated, but Renaissance Plastic Surgery is here to help you on your way to a smooth, hairless body!