Are you a Chelmsford resident who wishes there was a way to permanently unburden yourself of the need to remove unwanted hair? Millions of people have undergone a safe laser hair removal treatment to do just that. This simple procedure helps to remove unwanted facial and body hair in places like your face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area. Only a few fast treatments are needed for the long-term removal of unwanted hair so that you can spend your time engaged in more enjoyable activities.
What Is Laser Hair Removal in Chelmsford?
The treatment involves the use of a laser that is directed to transmit focused wavelengths of light into hair follicles. The energy is converted into heat that is absorbed by melanin, the part of your hair that is responsible for its color. Those who respond best to the treatment tend to be those with more melanin present in their hair, in other words, those with dark-colored hair. If your hair is lighter colored, you may still respond to the treatment. This can be determined at your treatment consultation.
Are There Any Precautions I Should Take Before or After My Treatment?
Avoid prolonged sun exposure for two weeks before and after your treatment since it could interfere with the treatment process or your recovery. Do not undergo any other type of laser procedures after your hair removal treatment.
What Will Happen at My Appointment?
Hair in the treatment area will be trimmed to a level just above the surface of your skin. You will be provided with eye shields to protect your eyes during the laser treatment. Your technician will adjust the laser equipment so that it has the correct settings for your individual treatment. He or she will then make a test of the laser. If the test is successful, laser energy will be transmitted into hair follicles to prevent the growth of unwanted hair.
Why Will I Require More Than One Treatment?
Everyone requires multiple laser hair removal treatment sessions in order to remove hair in the treatment zone. The reason is that individual hair follicles grow in staggered growth phases. A certain number of hair follicles will happen to be in a growth phase at the time of treatment. This means that they have a hair present so that it can be targeted. A hair follicle in a resting phase has shed its hair shaft, so it cannot be treated at this time. Multiple treatment sessions ensure that we catch all follicles in a growth phase.
If you are ready to say goodbye to shaving, plucking, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, please reach out to us at Worcester Dermatology Associates in Worcester or Chelmsford. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!