Shaving your legs and bikini area can leave you with irritated skin, in-grown hairs, bumps, redness, and even acne. And what about the unwanted hair on your face? You don’t want to shave it because the last thing you want is embarrassing stubs. So what are you supposed to do? Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery in Johns Creek, GA offers laser hair removal treatment.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive technique that uses a special laser light to emit specific energy which is absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles. As a result, the follicles are damaged to prevent new hair regrowth.
Best Candidates For Laser Hair Removal
A conventional hair removal laser only has one ideal candidate. This is a person that has both dark hair and light skin. Having light skin allows the laser to focus its light energy on the pigment within the hair and doesn’t spread any to the skin around it.
However, these days, more advanced lasers are available that can treat anyone, no matter what their complexion is.
With all lasers though, you’ll want to ensure that your skin is healthy, meaning you don’t have a rash of any sort, an infection, or open wounds, etc.
The area being treated mustn’t have tattoos, because the laser can not only destroy the look of your tattoo, it can also cause burns, blisters, and other skin damage.
Additional Facts About Laser Hair Removal
To have a successful laser hair removal treatment, you’ll have to attend multiple sessions (usually 4-6) that are spaced about 3-6 weeks apart. This is because the laser is only effective during certain stages of hair growth and the hairs on your body are never all in the same cycle.
Laser hair removal won’t get rid of all your hair, but it can reduce it by as much as 80%. Also, to maintain the best results, some maintenance may be required.
Is Laser Hair Removal Therapy Right For You?
If you have unwanted hair and want to see if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal, then it’s time to come and see Dr. Bennett of Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery in Johns Creek, Georgia. During your consultation, we will perform a complete evaluation to determine if this laser treatment is a viable solution to your unwanted hair problems. Call today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Myla Bennett, Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa