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By Midtown Dermatology
November 09, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Find out if this is the treatment that will finally rid you of unwanted hair.laser hair removal

We all know how embarrassing it can be when hair crops up where it shouldn’t. While some people may find it easy enough to wax or shave periodically, if you have large or rather thick patches of unwanted hair you may be sick and tired of shaving regularly in order to mask this issue. This is when it might be a good time to talk to our Tulsa, OK, dermatologist, Dr. Lynn Anderson, about the benefits of laser hair removal.

While anyone dealing with unwanted hair could be an ideal candidate for this treatment, no matter their age or ethnicities, it is important to acknowledge that some hair colors won’t respond as effectively to this treatment. This is because the laser picks up hair pigments to target and destroy the hair follicle. So while darker hairs will respond the best to hair removal treatment, those with gray or red hair may not get the results they want with this cosmetic treatment.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

There are a lot of advantages to choosing laser hair removal in Tulsa over other approaches. If you are sick and tired of waxing or shaving all the time (which isn’t only time consuming but can also be costly if you go to a salon regularly for professional waxes) then laser hair removal could finally provide you with the long-term results you want.

Plus, this treatment won’t hurt a bit and it’s completely safe. We know that waxing can be painful and that shaving can often lead to unpleasant nicks, cuts and even ingrown hairs. The most you may experience during your laser treatment is minor stinging, which can be eliminated with a numbing gel, if necessary.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on multiple factors including the color and thickness of the hair, and how large the treatment area is. When you come in for your cosmetic consultation our Tulsa skin doctor will be able to tell you how many laser treatment sessions you will require to meet your goals.

Whether you have questions about this treatment or you are ready to find out whether laser hair removal is right for you it’s never too soon to grab your phone and call Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK, today to schedule your consultation.

By Midtown Dermatology
November 08, 2016
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

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!

By Lynn Anderson MD, FAAD
August 31, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Give up the razor and painful wax and turn to laser hair removal treatment in Tulsa.

No one likes dealing with it, but shaving has become a part of our routine. But this habit can be downright annoying. After all, you spendLaser Hair Removal all that time getting skin smooth just to deal with stubble the next day. But your Tulsa dermatologist Dr. Lynn Anderson can help make stubble a thing of the past.

Getting Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. and with its ability to remove unwanted hair for good it’s no wonder! By directing a handheld laser over certain areas of the body, your Tulsa dermatologist is able to target, heat up and destroy hair follicles to greatly reduce the amount of hair that grows. Laser hair removal treatment is most often used to get rid of unwanted hair around the face, bikini lines, underarms and back, but can be used on just about any part of the body. Dark, thick hair tends to respond best to treatment, but those with lighter hair will also notice results.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is extremely accurate and precise when it comes to targeting and removing hair and certainly more precise than waxing or shaving at home. Furthermore, our laser treatment can target multiple hairs in only fractions of a second, making this a quick cosmetic treatment. Some areas can even be treated in only a couple of minutes (but expect larger regions like the back to take longer).

With waxing or shaving you have to keep up the habit every few days to a week in order to maintain your results, but with laser hair treatment most patients notice a reduction or complete elimination of unwanted hair in three to seven sessions. After your laser hair removal enjoy never needing to buy waxing products, depilatories or expensive razors again.

Want to say goodbye to unsightly and unwanted hair? Then find out how laser hair removal in Tulsa could benefit you. Call Midtown Dermatology today to schedule your first hair removal session and get one step closer to smoother skin.