Getting rid of body hair is a daily hassle for some, while for others it’s a biweekly routine. Be it for men or for women, there is some form of hair removal that is more so a painful ritual. While men go through the trouble of shaving every single day to maintain a clean look, women have to endure a whole lot more.

From tweezing eyebrows to waxing full legs and arms, a woman’s body goes through the most amount of pain every month just to feel clean and look good. Thankfully, however, a procedure known as laser hair removal seems to have all the answers to such woes.

How Does It Work

Laser hair removal destroys the hair follicles completely which is why this is a permanent solution. The procedure involves exposing the hair to pulses of laser light. The procedure used is called selective photothermolysis in which the wavelength of light and pulses are matched to obtain the desired effect on the targeted tissue without causing any changes in the neighboring tissues.

The laser focuses on the dark target matter which is called melanin. Melanin is the constituent of our hair and skin which gives it the dark color. While heating the dark matter, the laser targets the basal stem cells which are the causes of hair growth. Laser hair removal is a safe method and is approved by the FDA.

Before you get the procedure done, you will need to make sure that you are well prepared. You need to make sure that you are not exposed to the sun for at least six weeks as the exposure can harm your skin and negatively affect your results. You must not tweeze, pluck or wax at least for six weeks prior to the procedure.

Once you are ready for your procedure, your hair will be trimmed slightly. The equipment will then be adjusted to suit your skin and hair color. A cooling gel will be applied on your skin which will help the laser penetrate the skin. Once it is applied, your physician will aim a pulse of light to each target area. After the procedure, you will be given some cooling agents to help ease any discomfort. You will receive the treatment repeatedly until your hair stops growing.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

The laser hair removal treatment is a fuss free procedure that rids you of future hassles. The high end equipment used to perform the procedure are state of the art and help to ensure maximum hair removal and minimum to nearly no skin damage.

The laser works in seconds and covers large areas of the body, resulting in a faster and more effective procedure. This is a sure way to get rid of your hair for good. It is not an expensive procedure, especially when you look at it from a long term investment point of view.

It is completely pain free and causes no discoloration in the skin as a side effect. Wearing sunscreen and keeping your skin moisturized is highly recommended as pores are prone to dirt accumulation. Laser treatment is a definite way of acquiring smooth, hairless skin for a lifetime.

Contact Our Office

Say goodbye to tedious and painful hair removal techniques. Laser hair removal is here to give you the smooth skin you desire without having to use razors or waxing. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John D. Rachel.