Unwanted hair growth is a common problem for both men and women of all skin types, and can occur on many areas of the body such as the face, arms or underarms, legs and back. Additionally, issues such as ingrown hair or razor bumps can be uncomfortable or even painful. Thankfully, there are ways to remove hair to achieve a more favorable aesthetic and put an end to the pain and discomfort of ingrown hairs.
To effectively achieve great results, Dr. Victor advocates for laser hair removal with two different highly advanced laser systems–the Apogee Alexandrite laser by Cynosure and the GentleLASE by Candela. Both laser systems provide safe and gentle removal of hair for a variety of skin types. Laser hair removal works by focusing laser light to heat and destroy the target hair follicles, without damaging the surrounding skin.
- The patient is assessed by Dr. Victor to determine the best course of treatment
- The laser treatment is applied to the targeted area, simultaneously cooling the skin and heating the hair follicles
- The length of the procedure is determined by the size of the target area, but can be completed in just a few short minutes–or up to an hour for larger target areas
- Since laser treatment only targets follicles in the active growth cycle (and not dormant hair follicles), 4 to 6 treatments are generally necessary to achieve the desired result