The decision to remove excessive body hair is a very personal and private one. Removing it is often in response to what society has deemed to be attractive or not. That being said, most women and some men in the United States remove body hair on a consistent basis using razors, waxes and other temporary hair removal tools. Due to the inconvenience, cost and dangers associated with most hair removal methods, many have become interested in learning more about laser hair removal for eliminating unwanted body hair.
Of course, as with every cosmetic procedure, before deciding to have this treatment done, there are a lot of questions that people have. For example, some are concerned if the procedure is worth the price. The nice thing about this is that in comparison to what it cost ten years ago, laser hair removal is very inexpensive. It is surprisingly affordable for most people. Another important question a person may ask about laser hair removal is if it will work. And the answer for the vast majority of people is yes.
Most patients find their sessions to be very manageable. For the most comfortable results, it is best to stick to the schedule that is laid out by the technician who is performing your procedure. Most patients describe the laser hair removal process as feeling like a rubber band being snapped against their skin. This snapping sensation is immediately followed by what they describe as a cooling sensation.
Laser hair removal treatments are usually very fast. Depending on the area being treated, one session could take as little as three minutes, or up to an hour. The laser affects hair follicles in a space about the size of a quarter in one minute. Every area is only zapped one time. So even if there is minimal discomfort, the laser quickly zaps the area and then moves on to a new place.
After having laser hair removal, it is important that you follow all of the post-procedure instructions provided by the technician who performed the procedure. This way, you can guarantee that the results you have are the best results possible. Once your laser hair removal treatments are complete, you can enjoy smooth, hair-free skin.
To determine if you are a candidate for laser hair removal, make an appointment at Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables. Our team of professionals will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Coral Gables.