Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Hair Removal McLean

Published on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5: 13pm

Summer is right around the corner, and many women and men are looking forward to trading in sweaters and pants, for tank tops, shorts, and bathing suits.

But unwanted hair growth, razor burn, and ingrowns can cause embarrassment and limit wardrobe choices in warmer months.

If you’re self-conscious about body or facial hair or are just tired of shaving and waxing, laser hair removal can help you get soft and smooth skin.

Continue reading as we answer laser hair removal FAQ. Here’s what you need to know about zapping hair away with LHR.

What Are Popular Treatment Areas for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can permanently reduce hair growth on virtually any part of the body. Some of the most popular treatment areas include:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Sideburns
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Underarms
  • Bikini
  • Legs
  • Arms

Is LHR Safe?

When performed by a trained and certified specialist with extensive experience, laser hair removal is an extremely safe procedure. However, like any medical treatment, it is not risk-free.

While side effects are very rare, mild and temporary discomfort, burns, blisters, skin discoloration, and scarring are possible.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

Laser hair removal is a quick, easy, and non-invasive way to get rid of unwanted hair. Treatment time depends on the size and number of areas being targeted.

With that being said, most LHR sessions take between 20-60 minutes.

When Will I See Results?

Within 10-21 days of your first laser hair removal treatment, you will note a decrease in the amount and density of regrowth. The effects of LHR are cumulative, and patients can expect to achieve a 10-25 percent reduction after the initial session.

How Many LHR Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients are able to get smooth and silky skin in four-to-six treatments, spaced six-to-eight weeks apart. Following this initial series, some women and men choose to undergo annual maintenance treatments to eliminate any areas of sparse regrowth.

Does Laser Hair Removal Require Any Downtime?

Zero-downtime is one of the key advantages of laser hair removal. Post-procedure, the treated area may be slightly red and feel warm. However, these effects tend to resolve within a few hours, and patients are free to go about their day as they normally would.

It’s important to mention that patients should avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks before and after laser hair removal.

Want More LHR FAQ?

If you are considering laser hair removal and want additional information about LHR FAQ, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our laser specialists.

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