Laser Hair Removal
Virtually everyone, at one point in their lives has suffered from unwanted hair. Whether it is on your legs, face, back, bikini line, or anywhere else on your body chances are, you've tweezed, plucked, shaved and waxed. Laser hair removal has revolutionized how people can have a more permanent solution to unwanted hair, and at Physicians Laser Center, we make people feel better about themselves. With different lasers to tailor the procedure for individual skin and hair types PLC offers our patients the most effective solution for unwanted hair anywhere on your body. Because the laser targets melanin, or pigment, in the hair follicle, several treatments will be needed, since melanin is only produced during the growth phase of the hair.
Will Laser Hair Removal Work for me?
Due to the fact that a laser targets melanin, the more melanin an individual has in his/her hair, the more effective a laser will be. Therefore, someone with gray, red, or blonde hair is not as good a candidate for laser hair removal as one with darker hair.
What are the advantages of Laser Hair Removal?
It is important to note that laser hair removal is a non-invasive method of photoepilation, which does not require needles or chemical creams. The advantages of laser hair removal include:
- The technique is safe if performed properly
- It is considered to be less painful as compared to other methods
- Many consumers have experienced long-lasting hair removal or even permanent hair reduction
- The method is very useful for removing hair from large areas such as backs or legs
What are the limitations/disadvantages of Laser Hair Removal?
Although laser hair removal is an excellent treatment option, some patients may experience hair regrowth. However, this hair is usually finer and lighter in color. Possible side effects, though very rare, may include damage to the surrounding healthy tissue in the form of scars, burns, redness and swelling. The process is also not as effective on unpigmented (gray) hairs and red or blonde hair.
What areas can be treated?
Any area, except near the eyes, be treated with laser hair removal. The most common areas requested are the face, upper lip, neck, chest, periareolar, underarms, back, abdomen, bikini line, and legs.
Are there any side effects?
In most cases there are no side effects associated with the procedure.
However, pigmentary change of the skin treated can occur, including either dark or light areas. Pigmentary changes may persist for months, but are almost always temporary. They are very rare in patients with fair skin, who are untanned. Blisters and burns are rare, but occasionally occur, particularly in patients with dark skin if treated improperly.
What lasers do we use?
At Physicians Laser Center we will create a treatment specific to your hair and skin color. We use the Candela GentleLase and Gentle YAG as well as the Cynosure Elite which use both Alexandrite (755mm) and Long Pulsed ND:Yag (1064mm) laser technology. These allow us to treat any and all skin types including tanned skin. We also provide soothing cool air and if necessary topical numbing creams to make certain the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Your Annapolis Laser Hair Removal Team
Physician Laser Center is the only place to get hair removal in Annapolis. Do not trust anyone else in Annapolis with the task of laser hair removal. We utilize the best equipment and have the most professional staff in Annapolis. Call us now to schedule your appointment.