What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal removes any unwanted hair from different areas of the body. In Dr. Meger’s office, we use Harmony XL laser for this purpose. Only follicles that are actively growing can be treated with the light. Therefore, Phoenix and Scottsdale patients need to schedule several sessions to reap maximum benefits from the therapy.
Is Laser Hair Removal Uncomfortable?
Minimal discomfort is experienced, and no anesthesia is needed.
What Are the Benefits of the Therapy?
Using a laser to remove hair can replace such uncomfortable hair removal methods as electrolysis, bleaching, shaving, or waxing.
Is Any Downtime Involved?
No downtime is involved. Patients can resume their normal activities after a treatment session.
How Long Does a Treatment Session Last?
Treatment times depend on the size of the treatment area. Removing hair from the back or legs takes 60 to 90 minutes. If the upper lip is being treated, then the hair removal process takes only about 10 minutes. Removing hair from the underarms takes about twice that long.
How Many Treatment Sessions Are Required?
Generally, six to eight treatments are required to produce the desired results.
What After-Care Treatment Should Patients Follow?
Patients should use sunblock on treated areas.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Although laser hair removal can be used for various skin tones and hair colors, the beam from the laser is generally drawn to the melanin, or darker pigment, in a follicle. As a result, people with darker hair colors generally see better results. If your natural hair color is blonde, gray, or red, you typically won’t realize the same outcome.
If you are interested in a Laser Hair Removal with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.