What to expect from laser hair removal treatment
Are you ready to trade the razor for the laser? Shaving, waxing, plucking, and trimming are tedious, time-consuming tasks. Sometimes it seems as if hair is growing back faster than you can remove it. However, with the ever-increasing importance on image in modern society, a neat well-groomed appearance is essential. It’s not surprising that laser hair removal is one of the most popular procedures offered at image Dermatology®.
Specific wavelengths of laser energy can safely pass through the skin, targeting hair follicles. More specifically, this treatment targets the pigment found in follicles during the active growth phase. Originally, this procedure was not recommended for dark-skinned individuals, because it did not differentiate between skin pigmentation and hair pigment. However, thanks to advanced technology and techniques, laser hair removal is now available, and safe, for all skin types and tones.
The procedure is simple and relatively comfortable. You may notice a slight stinging sensation as the laser energy is absorbed. Most people compare it to the feeling of a rubber band snapping, and find it very tolerable. Any discomfort that you feel can be eased with ice packs.
Several sessions are necessary to achieve optimal results, because only certain amounts of hair follicles are in the active growth phase at any given time. The timing of the appointments will depend on the area being treated and the growth rate of your hair. In most cases, sessions are scheduled from four to six weeks apart. Once treatment is complete, Dr. Downie may recommend annual touch-ups to maintain the silky-smooth result.
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Many patients worry about the effectiveness of laser hair removal – and they are pleasantly surprised with the results of their treatments! This technique targets unwanted body hair with precision accuracy, for lasting results. Dr. Downie is one of the foremost dermatologists in the Montclair and Essex Fells area. She strives to provide nothing but the best, and she would not recommend this treatment if it wasn’t safe and effective. In addition to the rave reviews, she hears from her patients, she knows first-hand hand how wonderful laser hair removal is. Thanks to this treatment, she hasn’t needed to shave (or worry about stubble) in years, and she would love to help you enjoy the same convenience.
Are you ready to say goodbye to the razor, and say hello to silky-smooth skin? Call image Dermatology® at (973) 509-6900 and schedule an appointment today!.