While most people become accustomed to the routine of shaving, waxing, and tweezing away unwanted hair, it can be easy to forget how long these rituals actually take. Fortunately, you can eliminate the need for these practices for good with laser hair removal. This treatment is a safe and effective way to permanently reduce hair growth or eliminate it altogether.
Located in Jonesboro AR, Sills Dermatology is dedicated to providing our clients effective cosmetic treatments in a relaxing, comfortable office setting. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
Why Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal produces long-lasting and sometimes permanent hair reduction results, so it’s not surprising that it is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures available in the United States today. Patients of every gender and skin type can benefit from this treatment. While the procedure can be uncomfortable at times, laser hair removal has a proven and time-tested safety profile. At Sills Dermatology, we exclusively use the Candela® GentleMax Pro laser in all of our hair removal treatments.
How Does it Work?
Laser hair removal uses the power of concentrated beams of light to target hair growth at its source: the follicle. Hair follicles are the tiny sacs within the skin that each individual hair grows from. Once the laser light passes through the uppermost layer of the skin, these structures absorb it as heat. This heat causes the follicles to rupture and collapse, making them unable to produce hair.
During every laser hair removal treatment, hundreds of follicles are successfully destroyed. However, many are still left unharmed or not damaged completely enough to stop producing hair altogether. Laser hair removal is performed in a series of treatments over an extended period of time to account for these leftover follicles, and make sure that as many of them are destroyed as possible. This ensures that the treatment dramatically reduces or eliminates hair growth.
What can be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?
Nearly every area of the body can safely undergo a laser hair removal treatment. Some of the most popular treatment spots include the:
- Upper arms
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
What is Treatment Like?
The amount of time each treatment takes and the number of sessions needed depend on the area being treated as well as the concentration of hair growth there. It’s important to keep in mind that while laser hair removal is an overall safe and effective procedure, the treatment itself can be uncomfortable. Make sure to speak to a member of our trained medical staff before beginning treatment to ask for any tips or tricks to minimize the amount of discomfort felt during the procedure.
Interested in laser hair removal in the Bono, Gilkerson, Bay, Brookland, and Jonesboro areas? Contact Sills Dermatology today to schedule a consultation appointment.