If you’ve been burned by razor burn before or have been taxed seeing the cost of getting waxed every month, you may wonder if there are alternatives to hair removal. Luckily, there is a generally safe, long-term hair removal solution.
Laser hair removal has been shown to help delay hair growth if not lead to hair removal that lasts for months or, in some cases, years. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect with laser hair removal.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Specialized lasers direct light beneath the skin. The light is at specific wavelengths to ensure energy absorption by hair follicles, damaging them and eventually leading to hair loss.
When performed correctly, the procedure is generally safe, with common, expected side effects to be discomfort during the procedure and redness after, though these are expected to subside with time.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results for laser hair removal can depend on a few factors. For example, the treatment area and the color of your skin can affect the efficacy of the laser, so your results will vary.
However, one study evaluating the long-term safety and efficacy of laser hair removal followed up with 173 study participants after their initial rounds of laser treatments and found 87.9% of them reported their improvements maintained after nearly a decade.
To know what you can expect with the duration of results, speak to your doctor.
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Levi Young in Leawood, Kansas, Offers Laser Hair Removal
If you’re tired of constantly needing to shave, wax, or use another hair removal method that requires consistent upkeep, laser hair removal may be for you. While laser hair removal works best with more than one treatment, the number of treatments for acceptable results will vary based on your hair, skin, and goals. To ensure proper results while minimizing risks, work with a board-certified doctor.
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified Dr. Levi Young and his team blend artistry with medical care to help achieve exceptional cosmetic results. To learn more about laser hair removal and how it can help you, call 913-341-2188 to schedule a consultation.