Non-Surgical Aesthetic Enhancement: Laser Hair Removal
In our previous blog post, we covered a variety of skin and laser treatments used for facial rejuvenation. In this final entry of our three-part blog series, we will further explore laser treatments, specifically to aid in the reduction of unwanted body hair.
Signs of aging aren’t the only concern for many patients; unwanted or excessive facial and/or body hair can be distressing for many individuals. Traditionally, laser hair removal methods were only effective on patients with fair skin and dark hair; however, advancements in laser technology have allowed our practice to offer typically permanent laser hair reduction on a variety of skin tones.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” method for laser hair removal, and Dr. Jess Prischmann emphasizes a personal approach when treating patients. Utilizing Sciton® lasers, including the 1064 Nd:Yag—a highly sophisticated laser capable of effectively removing hair on darker skin tones—individuals from many ethnic backgrounds are able to reduce or eliminate excess hair, as long as it is darker than the skin. Using the appropriate laser and setting, Dr. Prischmann caters to patients’ individual needs to maximize results. Benefits of laser hair removal at our office include:
- Minimal downtime
- Minimal discomfort, numbing creams available
- Fair cost assessment based on time, not area
- Typically permanent hair reduction
- Works on most skin tones
- Customized treatment
Some redness in the area may occur immediately following treatment, but this side effect generally fades within the hour. Some sensitivity may also occur, particularly on the legs. The number of treatments required for effective hair reduction varies by person, and sessions are generally planned in 4 to 6 week intervals.
If you have questions about any non-surgical skin treatment, including laser hair removal, please contact our office today. Dr. Prischmann and our knowledgeable staff look forward to speaking with you about your aesthetic goals.