By The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Skin Surgery
January 29, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Find out more laser hair removal in Andover and whether it’s right for you.

It might be rather embarrassing to talk about, but many people deal with unsightly and unwanted hair. While we certainly revel in a full head of luscious hair there are other parts of our body where we don’t want hair to appear. Even though it might be hard to think about, summer will be here before you know it, and before you bare all you may want to consider how laser hair removal in Andover could help.

You will need more than one hair removal session: While we would all like to have one laser treatment and finally say goodbye to unwanted hair, this sadly isn’t the case. Most patients will need to have four to six sessions in order to see a permanent reduction. However, the thickness of the hair and the size of the treatment area will affect how many treatments you will need. Some patients will get the results they want in as little as two sessions while others may need more than six. Talk to your Andover dermatologist about laser hair removal packages that could save you money in the long run.

Dark hair responds best to laser hair removal: Laser hair removal can be used on just about any skin color or type; however, the color of your hair will alter the effectiveness of your treatment. The laser’s light is attracted to the melanin in your hair, which is the dark pigment found in the hair follicle; therefore, those with darker hair will obtain the best results from laser hair removal. Those with gray, red or blonde hair may find their treatment less effective.

Do not shave before your laser hair treatment: Since the laser targets your unwanted hair’s roots, you will need to stop shaving, plucking or waxing so that your treatment sessions are most effective. You should also stay out of the sun for about six weeks prior to your laser hair removal, as sun tanning can cause complications and make treatment less effective.

If you want to opt for laser hair removal before bikini season hits, then call The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Skin Surgery today to schedule your next appointment. We can help get your body beach-ready in no time.

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