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Laser Hair Removal Process

laser hair removal bikini - Balshi Dermatology DelrayWith more men and women shifting to laser hair removal, you suddenly wonder what the fuss is about. Is it as effective as they say it is? Will you get whiter and smoother underarms? Is it permanent?

Your questions regarding laser hair removal treatments will be answered in this article as it explains how a laser works. In this way, you’ll be able to manage your expectations when it comes to the results you want.

How does laser hair removal work?

laser hair removal Delray Beach - Balshi DermatologyWhen you first book an appointment, Dr. Balshi will administer a test that checks for your skin’s reaction to the laser. Sadly, not everyone is eligible for laser treatment because there might be negative skin reactions that will occur after the treatment. But if you are one of the lucky ones, then you can proceed with the treatment itself.

Laser hair removal works by putting a device on your skin that flashes a beam of light (the laser). The laser will then target the melanin of your hair (the substance that gives your hair color) and when the hair loses its color, it will fall out of its roots.

Laser treatments often claim that they are permanent. This is just a myth even if it is true that continuous laser treatments will definitely slow down the growing process of unwanted hair. Moreover, the hair that will grow will be thinner and lighter. There’s also a basis for why laser is linked to permanent hair removal. This is because, for some people, hair growth becomes very slow that it only grows after a few months. With the prices of laser treatment, this is already a good deal. This means you get to visit us only after two or three months instead of your usual three weeks.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Now that you know how a laser works, you’re probably wondering how it will be effective and what the benefits are. Here is a short list of the benefits you’ll get if you start undergoing laser hair removal treatments.

  1. Slower hair growth

This was already mentioned above and what you should know, too, is that compared to shaving, plucking, and waxing, laser hair removal gives the slowest hair growth. You can attribute this to how it affects hair follicles all the way to the roots. Unlike shaving, you only remove the hair on the surface.

  1. More precision

Say you only want to remove a part of your body hair. Laser hair removal would be the most precise treatment out there. Thanks to the devices it uses, you don’t have to worry about your other body parts getting affected. The laser only targets the hair that the device touches and you can expect the surrounding areas to be untouched.

  1. Faster appointments

Unlike waxing, you don’t have to take thirty minutes in removing hair. Laser treatments last for only a few minutes because all your doctor has to do is put the laser over the skin to be treated and it will just take a few seconds to flash a beam of light.

There are other benefits to laser hair removal and the more you understand how it works, the more you’ll be sure of the results you can expect. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT today!