What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal uses lasers to disable the growth of hair over time on many parts on the body. At our practice, we use Cynosure Apogee Elite®, one of the best hair removal lasers on the market. With this laser, we can customize your hair removal treatment to the color and thickness of your hair. Advances in skin cooling technology also protect your skin from unwanted heat, ensuring a comfortable treatment experience.
Patients with dark hair and light skin often respond to laser hair removal the best. Darker skin tones may require a long pulse YAG laser, which is less likely to alter skin color, to see optimal results. A consultation is needed to ultimately determine if laser hair removal is a match for you.
How is Laser Hair Removal Done?
During laser hair removal, a topical anesthetic can be applied to minimize any discomfort. The laser will then be passed over the skin, targeting and damaging the hair follicles. Treatment can last anywhere from 20-minutues to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Laser Hair Removal Results
Following treatment, patients should avoid the sun or use sunscreen for a couple weeks. Also, they should avoid waxing or plucking in the treatment area. Skin may appear red or irritated, though this is temporary. Cold compresses can be applied to help alleviate this redness.
Most patients need a series of treatments, usually 3-8 within 4-8 week intervals, for optimal results. Following the completion of all treatment sessions, patients can expect to see an 85% reduction of body hair.
If you are located in the Louisville or Lexington area and are interesting in reducing your body hair growth with laser hair removal, contact us today to schedule a consultation.