What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal

When you have unwanted hair, you may be plucking, tweezing, and shaving, only to find the hair growing back quickly. You need a new, more permanent solution. You need to discover laser hair removal, available from your dermatologist. The dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY, provide comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatology services, including laser hair removal.

What You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal

When you have a laser hair removal appointment, the laser is applied to an area of your body where you want to remove hair. Common areas for laser hair removal include the legs, bikini line, upper lip, chin, and underarms. Unlike electrolysis, laser hair removal can be used on both smaller and larger areas of your body.

The laser produces heat and light which damage the hair follicle, so hair doesn’t grow back. People choose laser hair removal because it is:

  • Virtually painless, with only the hair follicle being damaged, and not the surrounding skin
  • Safe, because laser hair removal has been tested and approved by the FDA

A laser hair removal session time will vary, depending on the area or areas treated. Typically, small areas take a few minutes, and larger areas take 30 to 90 minutes. 4 to 6 treatments may be necessary to permanently remove the hair.

After your laser hair removal treatment, you may feel a slightly sunburnt sensation on your skin, and notice slight redness, and slight swelling. These side effects resolve within 2 to 24 hours after treatment.

Don’t be embarrassed by unwanted hair when a permanent solution is just a phone call away. It’s time to stop tweezing, plucking, and shaving. It’s time to call your dermatologist.

Want To Know More?

To find out more about what to expect during laser hair removal, call the dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY. You can reach them in the office by calling (212) 517-5171, so call today.

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