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Is Laser Hair Removal Right For You?

Monday, November 30th, 2015


Are you tired of shaving, waxing, and plucking? Would you like to have more time in the morning for exercising, cooking breakfast, or sleeping in? Laser hair removal can give you long lasting results that will save you time every day. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and determine whether it is right for you.

What areas of the body can be treated?

In most cases, this procedure can eliminate unwanted hair all over your body or in specific areas, section by section. Some people choose to eliminate leg and underarm hair, some people seek treatment for the bikini area and facial hair, and some people use laser hair removal to eliminate chest and back hair. The area you choose to have treated will depend on your personal preference and needs.

Laser Hair Removal by Dermatologist Kathleen L. BehrWho is a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal works for all skin types and most hair colors. It usually works best if there is some contrast between your hair color and skin color and it works better with darker hair than blonde hair or grey hair. If you have questions about whether or not laser hair removal will work with your hair color and skin type, schedule a consultation.

What should you do to prepare for the treatments?

If you choose laser hair removal, schedule a consultation and follow the instructions given by your doctor. It is usually best to avoid tanning beds and spray tans and you’ll probably want to let your hair grow out for a few days before the procedure.

Will it be painful?

Dr. Behr uses the Vectus laser that has a chilled tip to increase your comfort during the procedure. The Vectus laser has an FDA-cleared melanin reader that makes the procedure very safe for your hair and skin.

How many treatments will it take?

The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient, but in general, one treatment will result in approximately 20% of hair growth reduction. This means that patients usually need 6-10 treatments total for maximum results.

If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal, schedule a consultation.

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