Keeping up with appearances is important for many people, both male and female, young or old. However, shaving with a traditional razor and cream is not always the most pleasant or looked-forward-to task on the daily agenda. Luckily, with help from your Tulsa, OK dermatologist, you can throw away your razor and have the smooth, stubble-free skin you’ve always wanted. Learn about laser hair removal with Midtown Dermatology.
Is laser hair removal right for me?
Laser hair removal works by aiming a beam of light at the area you wish to remove the hair from. The pigment of the hair absorbs the light, damaging the hair follicle and preventing hair regrowth. Since the laser requires the contrast in pigment, laser hair removal works best on patients who have fair skin and dark hair. Our medical aesthetician can help you determine if your skin tone and hair color would benefit from laser hair removal. A good candidate for laser hair removal should also have realistic expectations for their results.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
You will probably experience some mild discomfort with laser hair removal. However, your doctor will provide you with cooling gels and other relief options to help with any irritation which may occur during or after treatment. Most patients compare laser hair removal with a rubber band being snapped across the skin. Some patients are more sensitive than others, meaning that everyone experiences their treatment differently.
Laser Hair Removal in Tulsa, OK
Most patients require a minimum of six laser hair removal treatments to achieve their desired results. Treatment times vary on the area of hair you wish to focus on. Smaller areas may take only about 30 minutes per session, while larger areas could take up to an hour or more. Be sure to avoid sun exposure for about a month leading up to your hair removal session, and always use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 between treatments. Dermatologists have used lasers upwards of 10 years with no signs of long-term effects, making laser hair removal a safe and effective option.
For more information on laser hair removal, please contact Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK. Call (918) 728-3100 to schedule your laser hair removal session with Sherry Jones or Penni Garland today!