Laser Hair Removal Solves Excessive Hair Growth Problems
Laser hair removal is a process that uses a high-energy beam of light to remove unwanted hair. It is often used to remove excess hair growth on the upper lip, chin, underarms, legs and bikini line. Laser hair removal offers a longer-term method of reducing hair growth on these areas to eliminate the need for constant shaving or unpleasant chemicals.
How Is Laser Hair Removal Done?
During a removal session, the laser beam is directed at an area of the body and passes through the skin to the hair follicle. The high-energy of the laser produces heat, which damages the hair follicle to make it stop growing. First, the hair may be trimmed with scissors to allow the laser beam to reach the skin surface. The individual will be asked to wear goggles to protect their eyes from the laser beam. The laser device is then pressed to the skin to allow the beam to reach below the surface to the hair follicle. Treating a small area may take just a few minutes. A larger area, such as the back, may take as much as several hours. Discomfort during the procedure is usually minimal. However, you may experience some redness or swelling afterward. Icing the area or applying a steroid cream can help to reduce discomfort.
How Effective Is Laser Hair Removal?
A single laser treatment will not stop hair growth entirely, and results can vary from one person to another. Generally, you will require a number of treatments to provide hair elimination for an extended period of time. Four to six treatments done about six weeks apart, with maintenance treatment every six months to a year, can usually provide the desired result.
Contact the Kimmel Institute for Laser Hair Removal
This method allows individuals to wear revealing summer clothing with confidence, and eliminates the need for time-consuming grooming at home. For laser hair removal Boca Raton residents can rely on Dr. Richard Kimmel and the staff at the Kimmel Institute to provide safe and effective removal of unwanted hair.