Five Major Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular treatments offered at Fargo Dermatology, because so many people are interested in the time and effort they can save if they no longer have to worry about shaving, waxing, and plucking unwanted hair. If you’re interested in the procedure but not convinced that it’s right for you, here are five of the benefits of laser hair removal.
Shaving and other hair removal methods can cause more problems than they solve. Most of us are familiar with problems like razor burn or ingrown hairs, which occur because traditional hair removal methods irritate the skin and cause the hair to break off at sharp edges. Laser hair removal means that you won’t have to deal with these problems again, and can instead enjoy smooth, hair-free skin without the hassle.
It’s possible to use numbing cream before treatment, but most find it unnecessary. Fargo Dermatology has several laser options for laser hair removal depending on the type of hair you have and the location of the hair. Most patients describe the treatment as feeling similar to a rubber band snap against their skin. This is well-tolerated for most people, and the laser treatment is completed quickly.
While your laser hair removal treatment will occur over the course of several sessions, each session is remarkably fast. The total time varies depending on the number and size of the areas you’re treating, but most sessions are completed in 15-30 minutes at the most. That means that almost everyone, regardless of how busy their schedule might be, can find time for laser hair removal.
The technology used in modern laser hair removal provides for precise targeting of the hair follicles. The treatment works by damaging the follicle using heat, but is precise enough to avoid effecting the skin around the hair follicle. This means that the hair is permanently prevented from growing, but the treatment is safe for the skin that surrounds it.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of laser hair removal is that it works. In fact, the FDA has approved the treatment for “permanent hair reduction,” meaning that it is scientifically proven to reduce the amount of hair that can grow in the treatment area. Usually, there is some residual hair remaining in the treatment area, but it is considerably lighter, softer, and shorter than the hair that was removed. Most patients find no need to remove this residual hair.