When it comes to unwanted hair, there are a ton of different temporary options on the market today. Waxing and threading promise to rip hair out by the roots, while chemical depilatories promise to melt the hair away. Razors, sandpaper devices and epilators promise to cut, exfoliate or rip the hair out. Unfortunately, not only are these methods costly and temporary, but they are also violent to your skin. Cuts, nicks, ingrown hairs, chemical burns and even skin infections are potential consequences of these methods. If you’re looking for a long-lasting, more permanent solution to unwanted hair that won’t leave you with scars and the hassle of a never-ending hair removal routine, laser hair removal may be the right choice for you.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
This treatment uses focused laser light to super-heat just the roots of your hair. This causes microscopic “scars” in the follicles that seal them shut and destroy the ability to produce hair. The micro-scars cannot be detected with the naked eye, nor will they be felt. The hair will not grow back. As all hairs are not growing at the same time, multiple treatments will be necessary to get all hair in a growth cycle. Once this is accomplished, all hairs have been treated and none should grow back for a long time.
What to Expect
When laser hair removal treatments were in their infancy, the process was considerably more uncomfortable than it is now. The reason for this is that the laser can now be calibrated to recognize the exact hue of your hairs. There’s no reason to over-treat an area to achieve the desired results. Now, laser treatment feels much like having your skin snapped with a rubber band. It is not considered to be highly uncomfortable.
A Personalized Approach
With laser hair removal, it’s entirely up to you to decide when your treatments happen and when you’d like to stop. It is not recommended that you receive laser treatment if you have a tan, so many people opt to begin their treatments in the Winter.
Additionally, the amount of hair you want to remove is entirely at your discretion. Plenty of patients decide to thin out the hair on the arms, and many men decide to do so on their chests and legs. You decide when you are satisfied, allowing you to choose whether you want to keep some hair or go completely smooth.
Contact Our Office Today
Laser hair removal at Metairie Plastic Surgeons offers a more permanent solution to an ongoing time and money commitment. If you are interested in seeing if you’d be a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation with our specialist in Metairie. Contact us today to book your appointment!