Providers who offer laser hair removal use lasers to prevent body hair from growing in certain areas. A session involves shining a laser on hair in the targeted area. The heat from the laser forces the follicles to enter a resting phase so that they don’t grow.
It’s impossible to know precisely how many laser hair removal sessions a patient will need before beginning treatment. The number of treatments that are required depends on the patient’s type of hair and what part of the body is being treated.
Once the initial set of sessions is finished, maintenance sessions are needed to prevent hair from growing again. Over time, hair follicles will come out of their dormant phase. A maintenance treatment sends them back into the resting phase. These maintenance treatments aren’t as frequent as the initial set of sessions.
A single laser hair removal session generally takes half an hour. Exactly how much time is required varies with the area being treated and the amount of hair. Even longer sessions, though, can easily be scheduled around other obligations.
Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair on almost any part of the body. The only parts that cannot be treated are the eyes and the surrounding areas because shining a laser into the eye could cause damage. The most common areas treated are the feet, legs, buttocks, bikini line, lower and upper back, underarms, and nipples.
Anyone who has unwanted body hair should think about visiting Dr. Golshan. Because the procedure is non-invasive, patients can often undergo treatment even if they have underlying medical conditions.
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