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Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?

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Every day, millions of people pluck, tweeze and wax hair away from every conceivable part of their body imaginable. Hair removal is something of an obsession—especially among individuals who are stuck with hair in places where they simply wish it would not grow. When this is the case, the endless routine of removing hair can become more of a chore than anything else. Fortunately, this obsession can end thanks to laser hair removal.

It is important to remember that laser hair removal is considered to be a medical procedure. This means that not every single person is going to qualify for treatment. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to schedule a consultation with our experts before deciding on your own whether or not laser hair removal is right for you.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

In simple terms, laser hair removal is the process of using a laser to remove the hair from a person’s body. In general, the process will either permanently prevent the hair from growing back or significantly thin the hair in the treated regions, depending on the situation and the client’s goals. This occurs by using a pulsing laser to target regions of unwanted hair. The rapidly pulsing light is absorbed into the hair follicle, where it damages the follicle. After a series of treatment sessions, the resultant damage to the follicle should prevent the hair from growing back again.

Speed of Treatment

Laser hair removal can treat a region of hair about the size of a quarter in around one second. This is reasonably fast; however, it should be noted that much larger areas of the body will require a considerably longer duration of time to get rid of all of the unwanted hair. Some of the time spent during treatment involves the preparation steps of calibrating the laser for the recipient’s particular hair color and skin tone.

What Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?

Different individuals have different hair removal needs. Some would like to have the upper lip or chin be made free of unwanted, reoccurring hair. Others would prefer to obtain a perfect-looking bikini line. Still, others would like to have silky, smooth legs and arms. Some people even have the hair on their back treated, but these are just a few examples of the more common areas of the body where laser hair removal is typically performed.
Schedule a consultation at Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton to learn more information about this treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment!

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