When lasers are set to a specific wavelength, they pass safely through your skin and are absorbed by hair follicles. Heat from the laser destroys the hair follicles, which prevents hair from growing in that follicle.
Before you begin laser hair removal, Dr. Lebowitz explains that you’ll need multiple treatments to eliminate all of the hair. This is necessary because of the varying growth cycles of hair follicles.
Each strand of hair grows for 2-7 years, then it falls out, and the hair follicle goes dormant for a few months before growing new hair. Hair follicles are all on their own time schedule — some are dormant while others are growing hair — but lasers can only damage follicles when hair is growing. As a result, you’ll need several treatments before all of the hair follicles are treated.
Laser devices work quickly, but the amount of time needed for your procedure depends on the area of your body being treated. Removing hair from an upper lip takes a few minutes, while removing hair from a back could take up to an hour.
You may feel the laser, even if it just feels warm, but it shouldn’t be painful. When the targeted area is finished, your skin may look like you have a mild sunburn for a few days, but you won’t need downtime to recover.
You’ll see results immediately after treatment, although the color and thickness of your hair, the type of laser used, and the color of your skin all have an impact on the initial results. During your consultation, Dr. Lebowitz explains the results you can expect based on your hair and skin type.
Laser hair removal is safe, but to get the best results, you need a professional like Dr. Lebowitz who has experience and expertise performing laser procedures. Dr. Lebowitz also takes as much time as you need to talk over the procedure, expected outcomes, and answer your questions. You’ll never feel rushed into a procedure that you don’t understand.
Scheduling laser hair removal at World Wellness Health Institute has another advantage for those who may want aesthetic procedures. Dr. Lebowitz offers a variety of services to improve your appearance and fight aging, and he may be able to perform them at the same time as laser hair removal.
*Individual results may vary
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