Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method for eliminating unwanted hair from the face and body. Available from Dr. Alan Rockoff here at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover and Brookline, MA, laser hair removal has many advantages over shaving, waxing, and tweezing—read on to learn all about it!
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a long-term, non-invasive method for safely and effectively removing unwanted hair from the face and body. Laser hair removal can be used on all skin and hair types.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Works?
Laser hair removal treatment is performed by gently passing beams of light across the area of skin where hair is being removed. The laser removes hair by emitting gentle beams of light, which are then absorbed by the hair follicles in the skin. The hair follicles are then damaged as they absorb the light, thus stalling new hair growth. Hair grows in different stages and the laser only destroys hairs that are in the growth stage at the time of treatment.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions are Needed?
Since hair grows in stages, several treatments will be needed to completely remove unwanted hair from a particular area of the face or body. The total number of treatments needed varies by individual. Darker hairs usually respond better to laser hair removal so fewer treatments are needed to achieve the desired result as compared to red, blonde, or gray hairs, which are often more difficult to remove. During a consultation at either our Andover or Brookline, MA, office, our dermatologist can determine how many treatments you are likely to need to achieve the results you want.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Laser hair removal treatments are generally comfortable and are well tolerated by most people. Some individuals might experience mild discomfort from the laser, however, most people do not.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
There are many benefits to laser hair removal, including long-term to potentially permanent hair removal. Other benefits of laser hair removal include:
- Eliminating hair on the face and body
- Being effective on a variety of skin and hair types
- Delivering the longest lasting hair removal results
- Preventing nicks, cuts, in-grown hairs, and other shaving concerns
- Saving time by cutting down on daily or weekly hair removal routines
Interested? Contact Us
Laser hair removal is an effective way to achieve long-lasting hair removal without the hassle of shaving or the pain of waxing. For laser hair removal in Andover, dial (978) 475-9230, and for the Brookline office dial (617) 731-2390.