Published on 2:40 am, Fri, 24 May 19
Laser hair removal is one of the most-requested non-invasive procedures for women and men, and patients seek treatment for cosmetic and functional reasons.
If you would like to permanently eliminate unwanted hair and achieve silky-smooth skin, continue reading to learn all about laser hair removal and if it’s right for you.
Here’s everything you need to know about laser hair removal benefits, side effects, and cost.
Many women and men decide to undergo laser hair removal because it provides a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to zap hair from the face and body.
Other benefits of the procedure include its precision and speed. During treatment, the laser selectively targets melanin in multiple follicles, without harming surrounding tissue.
In doing so, it treats large areas of unwanted hair, with pulses that last a fraction of a second.
As a result, treatment for small parts of the body, like the lip, can be performed in a matter of minutes. While larger areas, such as the arms and legs, can take 30-60 minutes.
What’s more, laser hair removal produces long-lasting and predictable results. In fact, following a series of six-to-eight sessions, patients can achieve up to a 60-90 percent permanent reduction in hair growth.
In the hands of a skilled and experienced provider, laser hair removal is an extremely low-risk procedure.
Post-treatment, patients may note that the treated area looks and feels like a mild sunburn. However, these effects resolve on their own within the next 24 hours.
Rare, but possible, complications can include blisters, discoloration, and scarring. Often times, such issues are temporary.
The cost of laser hair removal depends on several factors, such as the location, size, and number of treatments.
Geographic location and provider qualifications, experience, and expertise can also affect procedure price.
With that being said, Lumiere Skin and Laser specializes in laser hair removal treatments and offers the most competitive prices in the DC, MD and VA area.
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If you are considering laser hair removal, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.