The Ins and Outs of Laser Hair Removal

Removing unwanted hair is not always as easy as it sounds. Waxing and shaving can be both painful as well as time-consuming. Fortunately, permanent hair removal options are available at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics.

Laser hair removal involves using highly concentrated light beams on hair follicles. The follicles absorb the light, which ultimately eliminates them and helps to prevent future hair growth. This treatment is safe and can be used on a variety of areas on the body.

Step 1: The Consultation
If you are interested in laser hair removal, you must start with a consultation. Dr. Daniel Daube will assess the condition and thickness of your hair, and provide you with an estimate of the number of sessions you will need to complete the process. He may perform a test on a small patch of your body to determine if there may be an adverse reaction to the treatment.

Step 2: The First Appointment
During the first treatment, you’ll be given safety goggles to protect your eyes from the bright light produced by the laser. Dr. Daube will then mark your skin to section off the area the laser will be targeting. A gel will be applied to make it easy for the laser to glide across your skin.

You may feel discomfort during the procedure in areas where your skin is the most sensitive, like the bikini line or your upper lip. As you continue with your sessions, you’ll find your discomfort will decrease.

Step 3: Recovery
After your laser hair removal procedure, it is important to avoid direct sunlight; therefore, fall and winter months are typically the best time to receive this laser treatment. You may experience redness after the procedure; however, this will fade over time

In the days after your first treatments, you’ll see the hairs on the targeted areas start to fall out. As your sessions continue, you’ll realize that your hair is relatively non-existent in most areas, and in others, the hair is barely noticeable.

If you are tired of dealing with body hair, laser hair removal may be right for you. Contact us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics to schedule your consultation and say goodbye to unwanted hair for good!

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