Laser hair removal is a cutting-edge technique used for getting rid of unwanted hair. When an individual wants to permanently remove any stubborn or unwanted hair on their body, laser hair removal is a popular option. By targeting follicles that are in the active growth phase, the laser disables these hair follicles indefinitely. It takes multiple sessions to completely remove all unwanted hair in an area because hair grows in cycles, meaning not all the hair follicles are in the active growth phase at the same time.
Once you have undergone a laser hair removal session, you can expect some redness, itchiness, shedding and regrowth within the next hours, days and weeks. It is important to exfoliate while the hair is shedding because this can significantly ease any resulting discomfort.
Depending on the location of your laser removal, you will likely be scheduled four to six weeks apart until hair stops growing, so you want to maintain your skin and hair in between treatments for maximum results. In order to get the most out of your treatment, you should:
The total hair removal process takes about one year or a total of six visits, but the timeline can vary due to several factors, such as skin tone.
If you’re tired of all that annoying, unwanted hair and are ready for the comfort and convenience that laser hair removal provides, it’s time to schedule a consultation. Contact Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery at (515) 222-1111 to learn more about our services and ask any questions you still may have.