Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?

Jun 8, 2015 | Blog, Skin Care

If you’ve been fighting a losing battle against body or facial hair, you may have tried shaving, waxing, tweezing, and other methods. Unfortunately, these solutions are temporary, and your hair will grow back.
Laser hair removal, however, is designed to permanently remove the hair from the treated area. It uses pulses of highly concentrated light (lasers) to target and break down hair while it’s in the growth phase.
Not all of your hairs will be in the growth stage at the same time, so several treatments are usually required. They are often scheduled a month or so apart.
Laser Hair Removal

Benefits of laser hair removal

  • It’s permanent

If your hair responds to treatment, results are often permanent. Hair won’t grow back in the treated area.

  • It causes little or no pain.

Most patients feel only slight tingling or stinging. Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, so our laser hair removal clinic can use topical anesthesia on the treated area if needed.

  • It works well on large areas of skin.

Areas such as your back, chest, or arms can be difficult to treat with other hair removal methods, including electrolysis, which targets only one hair follicle at a time. Laser hair removal is able to target numerous follicles at the same time, which makes it ideal for treating large areas.

  • It’s quick.

Depending on the size of the area treated, laser hair removal can take as few as 15 minutes. Larger areas take longer.

  • It’s ideal for light-skinned people with dark hair.

Laser hair removal can be used on people with many different skin tones and hair color. But it’s particularly effective for light-skinned people with dark hair. In this situation, the appearance of hair can be dramatic and obvious. Especially in cases of facial hair, this can cause embarrassment.
If you’re looking for a laser hair removal clinic, contact North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic. We’ll help you decide if this method of hair removal is right for you.