By Rockoff Center
November 19, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  
Find out if laser hair removal is the right cosmetic procedure for you and your skin.

There is a reason why more and more people are turning to their Andover dermatologist Dr. Alan Rockoff for laser hair removal. This is one of the easiest and quickest ways to reduce unwanted and unsightly hair for the long term. So, how do you know if you are right for laser hair removaltreatment? Find out what makes someone a good candidate for laser hair removal.

Signs that You May Be Ready for Laser Hair Removal

If you meet most or all of these factors then it’s time to take the next step and find out how your Andover skin doctor can help:

You know that laser hair removal results will vary from patient to patient

While other patients may get the results they want through laser hair removal the best results tend to occur in those with dark hair and light skin. This doesn’t mean that those with darker skin or lighter hair can’t always get hair removal it just means that the results may not be as effective as for those with dark hair.

Also, you’ll want to refrain from shaving for a couple weeks before and after your laser hair removal so it gives hair time to grow back in. That way, when you come in for hair removal there is more hair to actually target and remove.

You have dark hair and light skin

We know this was mentioned above but it’s important that you understand how laser hair removal in Andover works. It targets melanin, the substance responsible for giving color to our hair and skin. Therefore, it only makes sense that this cosmetic treatment is better used to target dark hair and lighter skin. Fortunately, there are also lasers out there that can treat both those with light hair and those with dark skin. Just know that those with grey hair or very light blonde may not get the results they want.

You want to keep unwanted hair away for longer periods of time

If you are tired of plucking, shaving and waxing and want to have hair that stays away for much longer then laser hair removal is the right option for you. While this procedure won’t permanently remove hair it can greatly reduce both the thickness of the hair and how much grows back in after each treatment.

You can handle the sensation of a rubber band snapping on your skin

It’s important to note that when getting laser hair removal you will feel certain sensations. They may feel weird while for others they may be a bit uncomfortable. Many liken the sensation to the feeling of a rubber band against their skin. But our goal is to always minimize your discomfort so talk to us.

If you want to say goodbye to unsightly hair then it’s time to turn to laser hair removal at The Rockoff Center. Call our office today to schedule your first session with us.


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