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Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?

Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?Do you hate shaving? For many men and women, laser hair removal is the perfect solution to unwanted hair. Say goodbye to time-consuming tweezing, painful waxing, irritating depilatories and annoying shaving for good. Ask about laser hair removal!

Laser Hair Removal: How Does it Work?

Laser hair removal uses a specialized laser light device for semi-permanent hair removal. Concentrated light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, damaging the follicle and limiting future growth. The laser targets hair pigment, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. The results are very long-lasting, but retreatment may be needed down the road if your hair does re-grow. Any hair regrowth is typically minimal and often finer and fewer than your original hair once was.

You’ll need several treatments for maximum results. Hair goes through a complex growth cycle. Each individual hair is in various stages of the cycle at any one time (not all your hair is in the same stage at the same time). Treatment only affects hair in the active growth stage; multiple treatments ensure that all of your hair is eventually targeted. We start with five treatments, each 4-6 weeks apart. Lighter skin types see the most rapid progress; darker skin usually needs at least 6-12 treatments to start.

What Are My Laser Hair Removal Options at Beatitude?

Here at Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine & Acne Center, we use the GentleMax laser, No. 1 rated by physicians for laser hair removal. This laser can be used on all skin tones. It treats large areas of skin quickly and can even tighten and firm treated skin by boosting collagen production (excellent hair removal results, plus better looking skin). The laser has several different available wavelengths, allowing Dr. Chang to customize your treatment plan. The GentleMax laser hair removal results are very long-lasting; many patients report excellent results even years later.

Treatment is not painful. Many patients describe the sensation as a gentle rubber band snapping on the skin. Numbing cream is not necessary, but can be used. The GentleMax laser has built in cryogen cooling that sprays the skin before the laser is fired to ensure your comfort. This is a no-downtime procedure. Come in for treatment and get right back to life.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?

If you have unwanted hair, you might be an ideal candidate for laser hair removal. Come see Dr. Chang and find out. The GentleMax laser is highly effective on all skin tones, but as the laser targets hair pigmentation, doesn’t work as well on lighter hair colors. Blonde, light red, white, and gray hair does not respond well to treatment.

Also, keep in mind that six weeks prior to the treatment (and throughout the duration of the treatment), you should avoid plucking, tweezing, threading, waxing or electrolysis. Tanning or prolonged sun exposure are also no-nos prior to the treatment and for one week after.

Ditch that razor for good with laser hair removal. Call us today at 619-280-1609 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chang.

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