There are a ton of hair removal options on the market today. Threading, plucking, waxing, shaving and using depilatory creams can remove hair, but all are temporary measures that expose you to the risk of infection, ingrown hairs and scars every time you use them. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, removes hair semi-permanently with a much smaller risk of complications. If you’re ready to get rid of unwanted body hair for good, laser hair removal treatments may be just what you need for sleek, smooth skin.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
A laser is a focused beam of light that can be used to create heat. With laser hair removal, the laser is carefully calibrated to recognize the difference in color between your skin and hair follicles. The laser heats the hair follicles while leaving your skin untouched. The heat of the hair shafts damages the follicles and creates tiny scars that cannot be seen or felt by anyone, even yourself. This microscopic damage destroys the follicles’ ability to make hair. The treated hairs will fall out and never regrow, much like how hair will not grow back on a scar you got as a kid. As our hair grows in cycles and not every follicle will be active at any given time, it takes a series of treatment sessions to achieve a completely smooth result.
Almost Limitless Applications
Laser hair removal can be used over large areas of skin like your legs and can also be focused down to treat tiny areas like the eyebrows. Men can have treatments to create a straight edge at the napes of their necks while women often request the hair on their upper lip be removed. People of all genders get laser treatments to remove hair on the arms, underarms, chest, shoulders, bikini line and even feet and toes. Laser can be used almost anywhere on the body.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Laser hair removal is a revolutionary treatment that can save you a lot of time and energy in the long run. If you’re tired of temporarily removing hair again and again, it may be time to consider a more permanent solution. Schedule a consultation at Metro Dermatology to learn more about laser hair removal and how it can help you. We’d be happy to meet you and discuss your hair removal solutions with you. Our offices are located in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!