Understanding laser hair removal
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
Dr. Joe McDonald and the team of Kaizen MediSpa is here to help patients achieve optimum confidence. When men and women are struggling with concerns such as unwanted hair that they’d like to remove permanently, they may be unsure as to the options available. Hair removal can be achieved in many different ways, including shaving, depilatory creams, and waxing. However, at our practice, we are pleased to present another method called laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a procedure that can be used to remove—permanently—unwanted hair on the face or body. This unwanted hair can be anywhere. The most common areas where hair is removed include the:
- Bikini line
Laser hair removal uses special laser lights to target hair follicles in the active growth phase and keep them from producing hair. This causes permanent removal of unwanted hair in the treated area.
How often do laser hair removal treatments need to be performed?
Laser hair removal is not a “one and done” treatment. Instead, it needs to be done routinely to get all the hair follicles in the active growth phase as possible. Hair grows in a cycle, and the laser can only treat follicles in the active growth phase. This is why we recommend patients book appointments weeks apart. The number of sessions needed to achieve results will vary from patient to patient.
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
Patients of all ages, ethnicities, and genders can enjoy laser hair removal with the advanced treatment options available. It used to be that laser hair removal could only be done on light skinned patients with dark hair, but continued improvements allow everyone the ability to permanently remove unwanted hair.
Are you interested in learning more about laser hair removal?
Contact Dr. Joe McDonald of Kaizen MediSpa today to book an appointment and work with our team of professionals here to help you look and feel your best! Our office can be reached at (240) 560-5100 and is located at 7505 Democracy Boulevard, Suite A-113 in Bethesda, MD.
Posted in: Laser Hair Removal