Body hair, even though everyone has it, can be a nuisance. Not only is body hair considered aesthetically unappealing, it can also affect your self-image and make you feel self-conscious in public.
The worst part is that the two most common ways to get rid of body hair are extremely time-consuming and do not have the same effect on everyone. Many women struggle because they simply don’t have time for waxing and plucking, or these procedures just don’t do the trick for them and their hair grows back in no time at all.
Fortunately, there is an effective and simple solution for Inland Empire patients: laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure where highly concentrated light energy is used for the removal of body hair. When the body is exposed to this energy, it is absorbed by the hair follicles, which results in follicle damage, thereby preventing further hair growth. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States.
What Should I Expect?
Avoid waxing, plucking, and electrolysis for around six weeks before the date of your treatment. This is because such activities remove the hair roots, which the laser targets.
The procedure for laser hair removal is fairly simple. First, the hair is usually trimmed. Cold gel is applied to the targeted areas to facilitate the effective penetration of light energy. You will be provided goggles for eye protection.
The laser equipment is then passed over your skin, enabling the light energy to penetrate the hair follicles, which get damaged due to the intense heat. This prevents hair growth in the future. The duration of the session may be just a few minutes or a few hours, depending on the size of the area on your body to be treated.
After Your Treatment
There is minimal downtime after laser hair removal. For the first month after treatment, make sure you avoid direct exposure to sunlight and wear sunscreen whenever you go outside.
It is normal to feel mild discomfort as well as swelling and redness. You can apply ice in such cases. You will also experience hair fall in the area treated.
Benefits of Inland Empire Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal offers many benefits over traditional methods:
• Exact areas can be precisely targeted using this technology. This means that the surrounding skin and tissues will not be negatively affected in any way.
• Laser hair removal saves a lot of time. In just one second, the laser can treat an area of the skin that is roughly equal to the size of a quarter.
• After about three to four laser hair-removal sessions, permanent loss of unwanted body hair is possible.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate?
If you are above the age of 18 and want to remove your body hair in an effective and efficient manner, or if you simply don’t want to waste time waxing and plucking your body hair, laser hair removal may be the ideal solution for you.
Inland Empire Patients
If you would like to schedule a consultation in the Inland Empire for hair removal, contact the office of Dr. Della Bennett, a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience.