Laser hair removal works because it safely destroys the hair follicle, which makes it unable to regrow hair. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today because it lets you have smooth, hairless skin for a long time.
The laser light targets the pigment in the hair follicle, which absorbs the light as heat and destroys the follicle. The hair gradually falls out, and in some cases, it will not regrow. Multiple treatments may be needed to get optimum results because hair grows in cycles and laser hair removal only works during the growth cycle. Thanks to the precision of the laser, our trained specialists can focus the laser on one hair on your upper lip or on a larger area on your legs, back or chest.
If removing unwanted hair on your face, back, chest, arms, legs or bikini line is taking up too much of your time and money, you may consider laser hair removal as an alternative. After consulting with our specialist and deciding that this treatment is your best option, you may be asked to avoid sunlight on the treatment area and stop waxing or plucking for at least six weeks before your treatment date. This is because the tanned skin may attract the light away from the follicle, and plucking and waxing temporarily remove the follicle, which is needed for the laser treatment. You may shave because this does not touch the follicle.
Before your treatment, our trained specialist may do a test on a small area to make sure the settings are right for the color, location and thickness of your hair. For your comfort, our laser is equipped with a cooling device to counteract the heat from the laser. After the treatment, you may be given ice packs and anti-inflammatory creams to ease any discomfort. Your next treatment will likely be scheduled about a month later.
If you are tired of dealing with unwanted body hair and would like a solution that lasts for a long time, then laser hair removal is likely for you. You may even be able to throw away your razors, depilatory creams and expensive spa sessions and be bathing suit-ready at any time.
The experts at Worcester Dermatology Associates and Chelmsford Dermatology Associates are pleased to provide Worcester, MA and Chelmsford, MA with comprehensive aesthetic services like laser hair removal. Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment and learn more!