Laser Hair Removal Treatment Specialist in Langhorne, and Philadelphia, PA
Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic method that offers a range of benefits for those looking to get rid of unwanted hair. One of the main benefits of laser hair removal is that it is a long-lasting, risk-free method of reducing hair growth. The laser beam destroys and slows hair growth by focusing on the places where hair is most likely to grow. The face, legs, underarms, bikini area, and back are some common areas with excessive hair growth that can be treated with laser hair removal. Dr. Durvi Patel at Center for SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery offers laser hair removal treatment. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Langhorne PA, and surrounding areas.
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What is laser hair removal and how does it work?
Is laser hair removal safe?
How permanent is laser hair removal?
Why choose the Center for SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery for laser hair removal?
Can I shave or wax before my hair removal treatment?
Laser hair removal is an alternative to typical hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing. This alternative offers great convenience, as treatments are needed far less frequently. In addition, with repeated sessions, laser hair removal can harness long-term results, requiring only annual or biannual treatments.
When performed by an experienced clinician, laser hair removal destroys the hair follicle. It is an extremely targeted treatment and does not affect the skin. Using heat to kill the hair follicles with a concentrated beam of light, laser hair treatments help delay future hair growth. Specifically, the laser targets pigment in the hair or skin, so if skin color and laser settings aren’t calibrated appropriately, the skin can be burned.
Overall, laser hair removal is a safe procedure. To prevent injury to the eyes, eye protection is critical with laser hair removal. When the laser is in process, both you and the technician performing the procedure should always be wearing goggles.
Our laser hair removal device is safe for all skin types. One can tolerate treatment very well as there is no pain with the latest technology. Older laser hair removal machines would feel like a rubber band snapping on the skin.
It is completely normal to see redness, swelling, and/or bumpiness in the treated area right after treatment. It is not serious and usually subsides on its own within 24 hours. Immediately following treatment, you can return to work and other normal activities. Lotions with fragrances and self-tanners should be avoided for 72 hours after receiving treatment.
As your skin can be extra sensitive to the sun after laser hair removal, avoid sun exposure in that area for two weeks. If you go outside, make sure to use sunscreen on the treated areas.
Permanent hair removal is achieved when the hair follicle is completely destroyed. However, the hair will eventually regrow if the hair follicle is only damaged. Most people who receive a laser hair removal treatment can typically expect some hair regrowth within a couple of months. Once the hair returns, they can return for more hair removal treatments. After several sessions, treatments are usually only required every six to twelve months.
Most laser hair removal systems are uncomfortable and cause a rubber band snapping sensation. Our device is virtually painless with some patients describing only a warming sensation. It is fast and effective for all skin types. We ask that patients shave the area within 24 hours of the laser treatment.
You cannot wax, use an epilator, thread, or use hair removal creams prior to treatment. During waxing, threading, or epilator use the hair is removed by the root which will interfere with the laser hair removal. Hair removal creams can irritate the skin and increase the risk of adverse effects from the laser.
You are able to shave prior to your appointment and will be told to shave the day before treatment or the morning of.
If you or someone you know is tired of shaving, come to the Center for SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery for our laser hair removal treatment today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing laser hair removal treatments and can provide you with smooth, healthy skin. For more information on our laser hair removal treatments, contact our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To schedule an appointment for laser hair removal, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today. We serve patients from Langhorne PA, Philadelphia PA, Newtown PA, Levittown PA, Bensalem PA, Yardley PA and surrounding areas.