Removing unwanted hair is a regular hassle for men and women everywhere. While shaving and waxing remove the hair in question, they cannot remove them permanently, allowing the hair to grow back in and requiring ongoing attention. Luckily, laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair long term in just a few treatments. Find out more about laser hair removal with The Rockoff Dermatology Center in both Brookline, MA and Andover, MA.
Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Unlike other hair removal systems, the GentleMax hair removal system used by Rockoff Dermatology Center is suitable for all skin tones, from fair to dark. A good candidate for laser hair removal is in good general health and is at a low risk for complications. Patients should have realistic expectations for their treatment and understand that they will need more than one session to achieve the desired results. Patients who are pregnant or suffer from inflamed or infected growths near the treatment area may not qualify for laser hair removal.
What can I expect during a laser hair removal treatment?
Though some patients report that their laser hair removal treatment was painless, many others describe it as feeling a slight sting with each laser pulse as though a rubber band is being popped onto the surface of the skin. Your doctor may use creams or ointments to cool or numb the treatment area prior to the procedure. You may notice some redness or swelling after your procedure which should resolve itself within a day.
Laser Hair Removal in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA
Most patients require 4-6 laser treatments over the course of about a year for permanent results. Some patients also choose to have touch-up appointments to maintain their results. Laser hair removal is safe and effective with the right dermatologist. For more information on hair removal and what it can do for you, please contact Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Feningat The Rockoff Dermatology Center with locations in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA. Call (617) 731-2390 to schedule your appointment at the Brookline location and (978) 475-9230 to schedule your appointment at the Andover office today!