Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments ever, and for good reason. It removes and reduces unwanted body hair from every area of your body except around the eyes. If you shave, wax or pluck for hours each week, you will be happy to know that laser hair removal is available at our office in Jonesboro, AR.
Safe and effective, laser hair removal lets you say goodbye to ingrown hairs, razor bumps and acne-like breakouts that often appear when you try to remove unwanted body hair. It may take two to six treatments to get the smooth, hairless skin you want because hair grows in stages and the laser only works when the hair is in the growth stage. However, once it is gone, you have months of smooth skin and when some hair starts to grow back, it will be pale and finer than before.
Unlike waxing, you don’t have to wait for the hair to regrow completely before you have a touch-up treatment. The most common areas that dermatologists in Jonesboro treat are:
• Chin and upper lip
• Back and chest
• Legs and arms
• Shoulders and neck
• Bikini line
Laser hair removal works because the laser light passes through the layers of skin and targets the pigment in the follicle. The light is absorbed by the pigment as heat that destroys the follicle so it may not grow hair again. The treatment typically works best on darker hair, since the laser targets pigment.
Laser hair removal treatments are very quick. Small areas such as the upper lip or chin may take about 10 to 15 minutes and can be done during a lunch break. Larger areas such as the back, chest or legs may take up to an hour.
When you have a consultation with our dermatologist in Jonesboro, AR, you can learn if laser hair removal is a good option for you. Your skin may be examined to determine the color and coarseness of your hair, where it is on your body and if it is in the growth cycle. Our specialist may give the following instructions:
• Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds on the treatment area for at least four weeks before your treatment date and two weeks after
• Avoid sunless tanners
• Use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on the treatment area
There are very few risks connected to laser hair removal treatments. There may be some slight, temporary skin irritation that feels like a sunburn. However, this is normal and should go away in a few hours or a day.
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment to end the constant shaving, waxing and plucking it takes to have smooth skin. We are proud to offer this popular treatment at Sills Dermatology, located in Jonesboro, AR. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and find out if laser hair removal is right for you.