Unwanted body hair can be a cause for self-consciousness and embarrassment for men and women alike. If you are looking for a solution to your unwanted body hair, laser hair removal can provide long-lasting results with minimal downtime.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Are you tired of trying to remove unwanted body hair with waxing, shaving, or tweezing? If so, laser hair removal may be a good match for you. Not only is laser hair removal a more permanent solution, it can be used on many areas of the body, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini lines, and more.
Laser hair removal works by targeting dark hairs while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. During this skin treatment, a special headpiece will be used to beam highly concentrated light into the targeted hair follicles to destroy the hair. Each laser pulse is very quick, taking a fraction of a second, and can reach many hairs at once.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Individuals with light skin and dark hair often see the best results from laser hair removal, since the process works by targeting melanin that’s present in dark hair. Pregnant women or those with a history of keloid scarring are often not good candidates. A consultation with our skin care specialist can help to best determine if this treatment is a good match for you.
Following laser hair removal, the treatment area may be red and warm, though cool compresses or anti-inflammatory creams can help with any discomfort. Over the next month, the treated hair will begin to fall out. It is recommended that sunscreen is worn during this time to prevent pigmentation changes in the skin. Most patients can experience permanent hair loss after 3-7 sessions.
If you are ready to take your first step towards smoother skin, contact our Denver office today to schedule your consultation. Call 720-414-3332 to learn more.
Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 40 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at FacesFirst.