Adult men and women alike spend a great deal of time removing unwanted hair from their bodies. From shaving to waxing to skin creams, individuals spend countless time removing hair from their face, neck, arms, back, stomach, legs, and bikini line only to have it return days later. If you’re tired of the hair removal roller coaster, you may be wondering, “Does laser hair removal really work?”
The team at Allied Dermatology and Skin Surgery in Akron, OH, offers a way to permanently remove unwanted hair. This laser treatment will require several sessions, as the hair can only be targeted when it is in an active growth period. However, it allows patients to give up the razor or the wax permanently.
What should patients expect during their laser hair removal treatment?
First, patients should schedule a consultation to determine if they’re good candidates for laser hair removal treatment and learn about the process. If the patient and physician decide to move forward with the procedure, it’s important to follow directions prior to the first appointment. This often includes avoiding shaving or waxing for a specific length of time.
During the appointment, the hand-held laser appliance will be moved along the skin to target the growing follicles. The energy emitted by the laser will destroy the follicles and prevent them from growing hair again. While the procedure is not painful, some patients do report mild discomfort like being snapped by a rubber band.
Following the appointment, patients may notice that the skin is red, and hair is falling out of the treated area. This will subside after a few days. If necessary, patients can take over the counter pain medication to ease any discomfort.
From treatment of acne and psoriasis to laser hair removal and skin peels, the team at Allied Dermatology and Skin Surgery offers a full suite of services to help patients manage the health of their skin, improve their appearance, or save time. Our team at includes CNPs, RNs, and dermatologists. For more information about laser hair removal treatment or any of our services, call 1-866-337-6631.