What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive option for permanently reducing unwanted facial and body hair. This method leaves the skin looking smooth and silky, and it can treat larger areas effectively with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
Who is a Candidate?
Men and women who have unwanted facial or body hair that makes them feel self-conscious or limits their ability to wear certain clothing can benefit from laser hair removal. Ideal candidates will be in good health and have some contrast between the color of the hair and their skin, as laser light is absorbed best by pigmentation. A consultation with our nurse practitioner Darci Page or Dr. Jennifer Janiga can help to decide if this procedure is a good match for you.
Before your treatment, you will be given protective eyewear. Cool gel or a special cooling device will be used to protect the outer layers of the skin. Then, laser pulses will be directed at the treatment area, which will be absorbed by the pigment in the active growth hair follicles. Most patients will need multiple sessions to see optimal results (usually 3-8 sessions).
Results & Recovery
When the treatment is complete, patients may be given ice packs to soothe the treated areas. Redness and minor skin irritation may occur, which should resolve quickly. Sunscreen must be worn on any treated areas that are exposed to ensure optimal results. Laser hair removal is long-lasting, so patients can enjoy their smooth skin long-term.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal to remove unwanted body hair, contact our office today at 775-364-0224. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation!