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FAQs about Laser Hair Removal

Shaving, tweezing, and waxing unwanted hair is a never-ending process. Stubble returns almost immediately after shaving while tweezing and waxing buy you a few weeks of hair-free skin. Laser hair removal offered by your Tulsa, OK, dermatologist, Dr. Lynn Anderson, can stop hair from growing for good or slow its growth. It's an excellent solution if you're tired of shaving your legs, plucking hairs on your upper lip, or removing stray hairs from other parts of your body. Learn more by contacting Midtown Dermatology today.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser light produces energy that heats hair follicles, damaging them without harming your skin. Once the follicles are damaged, hair growth will slow or stop completely.

How many treatments will I need?

Because hairs are in various stages in the growth cycle at any time, you'll need four to eight treatments spaced one to two months apart. Multiple treatments are necessary to prevent or slow regrowth. Occasional touch-up appointments are needed after your initial treatments to keep your skin hair-free.

Where on the body is laser hair removal used?

Laser hair removal is effective in removing dark hair from many areas of the body. The treatment can remove hair between your eyebrows, keep your legs silky smooth, or get rid of hair sprouting from your ears.

It's also a good choice if you want to remove hair from these areas:

  • Upper lip
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Shoulders
  • Bikini area

What happens during laser hair removal treatment?

Before treatment begins, your Tulsa, OK, skin doctor will apply a special gel to your skin. The gel cools the skin and prevents it from feeling too hot when the laser light is aimed at your hair. When your dermatologist turns on the laser and aims it at your skin, you may feel a slight stinging or pinching sensation but shouldn't feel any pain.

Treatment length varies depending on the areas being treated. Removing hairs from your ears may only take a few minutes, while treating hairs on your chest, legs, or back may take an hour or two.

Call Midtown Dermatology today

Laser hair removal offers an easier way to manage unwanted hair. Call your dermatologist in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Lynn Anderson, at (918) 728-3100 to schedule an appointment at Midtown Dermatology.

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