The hair follicles on your body play a variety of roles. Things like eyelashes, nose hair and eyebrows help protect sensitive parts of your face. Hair on the head as well as other parts of the body was once critical during the process of human evolution. Genetics and certain hormones are the primary factors that determine follicle density in certain parts of the body.
For many individuals, these hair follicles offer little use in modern life. Sculpted or fully cleared away body hair has a certain cosmetic appeal in many cultures. Waxing, tweezing and shaving can often address areas of unwanted body hair in the short term. Yet when performed in excess they can lead to skin irritation.
If you are tired of the frequent inconvenience of removing unwanted body hair, you might consider scheduling an appointment with our clinic. After a careful examination of the area and determining your goals, our doctor may recommend laser hair removal. This is often the ideal option for people who want to remove excess body hair from the brow line, bikini area, underarm, and upper lip.
This process starts with a single outpatient appointment that often takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and follicle density of the area you would like addressed. It works by delivering focused laser light to heat the basal cells in the follicle, effectively impeding their ability to produce a strand of hair. The treatment process is intended to only affect the hair follicle with minimal effect on the surrounding dermal tissues.
While you will see some improvement with just one treatment, you will likely need to return to our clinic for successive laser hair removal treatments. Some patients need between six to eight treatment sessions to fully achieve the desired effect.
Our doctor will provide you with any necessary preparation and aftercare measures to help maximize your results.
It is possible for your body’s own natural processes to gradually stimulate the hair follicles in the future. As time goes on you might notice some stray, light hairs reemerge. When this starts to happen, our doctor might recommend a secondary laser hair removal treatment.
If you have one or more areas of dense or otherwise unwanted body hair, we invite you to contact our team to see if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.