FAQ's About Laser Hair Removal

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Having a lot of hair on your head is something that everyone wants, but having a lot of hair on your body is something that most people want to run from. If you are sick of shaving because you get razor bumps and don't have time, or if you are sick of getting waxed because of the pain, then you may want to consider a procedure like laser hair removal. if you are new to this type of procedure, however, then you may not know even where to start. Luckily, this article will answer some frequently asked questions to hopefully help you feel a little bit more informed. Read on to learn more. 

FAQ: How Many Sessions Will You Need?

The answer to this question depends on the area being treated, how your hair responds, and the color of hair that you have. For instance, if you are having your legs lasered and you have really dark, coarse hair then it may take more laser treatment services. During your entail consultation with your doctor, however, they should be able to give you a better idea of how many treatments you will need. 

FAQ: Does It Hurt?

A lot of patients describe the sensation of being treated with laser for hair removal as having rubber bands hit your skin repeatedly over and over again. For some patients, this sensation slowly goes away during the treatment session, but for other patients, it doesn't. If you feel uncomfortable and in pain at any time during your procedure, ask your doctor if they can apply some sort of topical numbing cream. 

FAQ: Does It Work? 

Yes, for the most part, laser hair removal does work. Depending on your skin color and hair color, however, you may respond better or worse to laser hair removal than other patients. 

FAQ: Is It Permanent?

Unfortunately, laser hair removal isn't permanent and may need to be redone very couple of years. It will, however make it so you hardly have to shave (if ever), and it will help slow down the hair growing process. 

After learning the answers to these frequently asked questions about laser hair removal, do you feel like you are ready to take the steps to schedule an appointment? If so, contact an esthetician or cosmetic surgeon today, and schedule your consultation. During your consultation they will be able to tell you whether or not you're a good fit for this treatment.