Laser hair removal is exactly what it sounds like: a laser treatment that is effective in reducing unwanted hair growth. This technique is most often used on the face, under the arms, on the legs or along the bikini line, but is effective in removing dark, course hair from any area of the body.
Laser hair removal is an excellent alternative to shaving, waxing or depilatory creams and can provide remarkable, long-lasting results with multiple treatments. Just to be clear though, laser hair removal creates a permanent reduction in hair growth, not permanent removal of all hair.
At a Glance
|Procedure||In-office laser treatment performed with topical anesthesia for patient comfort. Typically requires a minimum of 5 treatments each spaced 5–6 weeks apart.|
|Benefits||Great reduction in number of hairs, hair growth and hair thickness.|
|Recovery time||Instant results with no downtime.|
|Potential risks||Hair regrowth due to hormone changes; redness, irritation; burning sensation.|
|Tips||Stick to your schedule of treatments every 5-6 weeks for maximum results.|