Many women have at least one area on their bodies with unwanted hair. Trying to get rid of the unwanted hair growth can be a challenge. Not only are razors and shaving cream messy, but they can result in painful cuts and bumps from razor burn. Instead of dealing with the mess of shaving or the growth of unwanted hair, laser hair removal offers a pain-free and mess-free alternative that is cost-effective and long lasting.

At Grossman Dermatology – with locations in Santa Monica and Manhattan – we can help you get rid of unwanted hair with laser hair removal. This simple in-office procedure can help you get the smooth skin you want without shaving. Contact Grossman Dermatology today to schedule your consultation.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done in the U.S. Before the treatment, areas of unwanted hair growth will be trimmed to just a few millimeters in length, if needed. The laser operator will adjust the equipment to match your hair and skin types. When the laser is turned on and targeted at the hair, a beam of highly concentrated light is aimed at the hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the light, destroying the hair. Areas of unwanted hair growth can be eliminated in one to five laser hair removal treatments.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

There are many benefits to having unwanted hair removed with a laser. Your skin will not be damaged during the laser hair removal process, as the laser operator is able to control the laser energy with a high level of precision. Laser hair removal is a fast process, as the energy from the laser can affect multiple hair follicles all at once.

Problem areas such as the upper lip can be completed in less than one minute, while larger areas of the body, such as the legs, may take an hour.

Laser hair removal is highly reliable, as four to five treatments result in permanent hair loss more than 90 percent of the time. Over time, laser hair removal treatments will pay for themselves, since you’ll no longer need to buy razors, shaving cream or hair bleaches for those areas of unwanted hair growth.

Getting the Best Results from Laser Hair Removal Procedures

Avoid any hair plucking or waxing for at least six weeks before your laser hair removal treatments. The laser targets the root of the hair, which must be present in order to halt the unwanted hair growth. Keep out of direct sunlight for six weeks before and six weeks after each laser hair removal treatment. Sunlight may cause damage to the skin or render the laser hair removal less effective.

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