Summer is here and that means it’s time for swimsuits, shorts, and tank tops. It also means a return to shaving every day or regular waxing for many women. Shaving and waxing can be costly and tedious, especially in the summertime when more skin is bare. Shaving can cause bumps, itching, razor burn, and cuts, while waxing is painful and can also lead to irritation and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is the perfect solution for both men and women who have unwanted hair that they want to be rid of permanently.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
For women, the expectation of smooth skin means that they need to shave or wax their legs, bikini line, and underarms regularly, especially in the summer. In addition, many men have back, chest, or facial hair that they want to be rid of. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective means of getting rid of unwanted hair permanently that also saves money in the long run. Laser hair removal may be more costly up front, but over time it will eventually save you money because you will no longer need to buy razors or go for waxing.
Laser hair removal has been practiced for years, and is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. Dr. Isaac at MI Skin Dermatology offers laser hair removal for men and women of all skin tones who want to permanently remove their unwanted hair, even from sensitive areas such as the bikini line and face!
The Laser Hair Removal Process
Laser hair removal is a lengthy process, as hair grows in a regular pattern and sessions need to be timed during specific points of the growth cycle in order to have the most effect. Generally, laser hair removal takes around six sessions for full results. After the first session, hair will start growing back more lightly, and by the end of the sessions it will stop growing altogether, providing a permanent solution to unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal is relatively painless, and the amount of time it takes will vary depending on how much hair is to be removed. The laser works by targeting the hair follicle and destroying it with targeted light energy. Dr. Isaac uses two types of lasers for hair removal, a long-pulse alexandrite and an Nd:Yag. Which laser is best will be determined by individual characteristics of the patient. Hair removal works best on people who are light skinned with dark hair, but with a variety of lasers available and advances in laser technology, other types of skin and hair types may be considered.
Schedule a Laser Hair Removal Consultation Today
If you have unwanted hair and are tired of shaving or waxing, laser hair removal may be right for you. To learn more about the process and to schedule your consultation, call Dr. Isaac at 202-393-SKIN today!