An Introduction To Laser Hair Removal

Are you tired of shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted body hair? Are you embarrassed of having noticeable body hair in unwanted places? Many men and women find that they spend more time and effort than they’d like shaving, waxing, and plucking out unwanted hair. Hair removal can be tedious, painful, and sometimes hard on your skin, which is why men and women alike have turned to laser hair removal to permanently get rid of unwanted hair on the face and body.

How does laser hair removal work?
Laser Hair RemovalYour hair grows in in stages—laser hair removal targets hair follicles that are in the active growth stage. The laser is moved across the targeted area to destroy these hair follicles. There are a variety of lasers available and the doctor will decide which one is best suited to your needs.

Because the laser only destroys hair follicles that are in the active growth stage, multiple treatments are necessary to completely remove unwanted hair. Spreading out the treatments every 4-8 weeks allows for the laser to destroy the hair as it grows in cycles. Most patients need 3-5 treatments total.

What areas can be treated?
Laser hair removal is versatile and can be used to eliminate unwanted hair from the face, neck, bikini line, legs, chest, back, under arms, and more.

Who is a good candidate for the procedure?
Laser hair removal can be successful on a wide variety of patients, but it is usually particularly useful for people who have excess hair growth. This can be due to certain medications, puberty, hereditary factors, menopause, pregnancy, or illness.

Laser hair removal is also a popular option for people who have dark hair and light skin since that can make unwanted body hair more noticeable.

If you’re concerned about having dark noticeable body hair, or if you’re simply tired of shaving, waxing, and plucking, laser hair removal may be able to make your daily routine easier and simpler. Schedule a consultation at Park Avenue Skin & Spa to learn more about your options and find out if laser hair removal will work well for you.

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