As one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States, laser hair removal emits highly concentrated light into hair follicles that is absorbed by pigments. As such, the hair is destroyed, as noted by WebMD. For individuals that are tired of shaving, plucking and painful waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal is an option worth considering.
As if never having to shave again is not exciting enough, laser hair removal boasts the following benefits:
It’s Precise. Given the use of lasers, specific areas can be targeted while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. This means that small areas of coarse, dark hair can be eliminated with ease.
It’s Fast. The laser pulses in a fraction of a second, and treats many hairs simultaneously. To better understand, the laser can effectively treat an area equivalent to the size of a quarter every second. Thus, a small area above the lip, for instance, will require less than one minute of treatment. On the other hand, the backs of the legs might require an hour.
It’s Predictable. In an average of three to five sessions, the majority of patients experience permanent hair loss.
If you’re considering laser hair removal, there are a few facts that you should know. Surprising to some, it is important to prepare for the process. First, do not shave, pluck or wax for about six weeks prior to treatment. This allows the laser to effectively target the root of the hair during the procedure. Second, there should be no sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment, as excess time spent in the sun can make laser hair removal less successful. Finally, make sure to contact a laser hair removal specialist that you can trust.
Dr. Evan Ransom at Ransom, MD is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, as well as an industry leader in performing non-surgical cosmetic treatments. With a genuine passion for helping his patients become their most beautiful, Dr. Ransom maintains a reputation for excellence across the board.
To schedule an appointment to discuss laser hair removal, contact Dr. Ransom at Ransom, MD today.
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