Laser Hair Removal

For many men and women, unwanted hair is a nuisance, and even an embarrassment. Until recent technology was introduced, laser hair removal had a reputation for being expensive, time consuming, and even uncomfortable. But all that has changed with modern-day laser hair removal techniques.

As with laser skin resurfacing, advances in laser technology have made laser hair removal safer and faster with better results than ever before. You will never have to wax, shave or tweeze again. Say goodbye to unwanted hair indefinitely with laser hair removal.

About Laser Hair Removal

 

Laser hair removal is a series of treatments designed to remove hair for the long-term. Unwanted facial hair on women often appears on your chin, upper lip, and sides of the face (often called peach fuzz). Laser hair removal treatment produces the best results on patients with light skin and dark or coarse hair. However, good results can be achieved on darker-skinned women by an experienced Washington D.C. cosmetic surgeon.

The Laser Hair Removal Process

 

Laser hair removal works by heating hair follicles. This action destroys the entire hair and keeps it from growing back.

A hand-held laser shines on the area of unwanted hair using a pulse or pulses of light. This process may cause discomfort among some patients, about as much as a rubber band snap but the feeling does not last long. Washington D.C. laser hair removal can rid areas of unwanted hair for months, and often permanently.

Over the course of the days or weeks following treatment your body will shed the follicles that have been destroyed.

 

Potential Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal

 

Laser hair removal is a safe, effective treatment. However, some hair can be resistant to the procedure, or may return. If your hair does grow back, it tends to be finer and lighter in color. The most common side effects associated with laser hair removal are:

  • A rash, crusting, scabbing or any other form of skin irritation
  • Lightening of your skin in the treated area
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort during or after the procedure (which can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication)
  • Hyperpigmentation (a temporary darkening of the skin on your treated area)

 

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area and want to remove unwanted hair, please contact the Nova Surgicare, PC Center for Oral and Facial Rejuvenation today.