No matter how often you shave, wax or pluck, hair has a way of coming back. This is why so many Americans seek the help of medical professionals trained in the art of laser hair removal.
Laser technology offers a safe and effective way of removing hair from targeted areas – and it is more popular than ever before. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures were performed across the country in 2015.
If you are interested in laser hair removal in Washington, D.C., contact Radiance Medspa. Our spa operates under the supervision of a medical doctor, and we personalize every procedure to ensure the results look natural. Call 202-483-0008 to schedule a body hair removal consultation.
What to Expect During and After Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Recent advancements in the science of laser hair removal have made the procedure highly effective for managing the appearance and growth of body hair. As the Mayo Clinic explains, the results of laser hair removal tend to last longer for patients who undergo regular treatments. The procedure can address unwanted body hair on the legs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line.
During the Treatment
Your doctor will press a laser instrument to your skin, and when it is activated, a laser beam will pass through your skin directly to the follicles of each hair. The laser will damage the follicle, which inhibits its ability to facilitate hair growth.
If you are having a relatively small area treated, such as the upper lip or chin, the session could last just a few minutes. But targeting a larger area, such as the back or thighs, could take one hour or longer.
After the Treatment
After the procedure, your skin around the targeted area may be red or swollen for a few hours. You can reduce these effects by applying ice.
It is important that you avoid exposure to the sun immediately after laser hair removal. You should also apply sunscreen to the treated areas in the days following the procedure.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The ideal laser hair removal patient will have good overall health and realistic expectations for what the procedure can accomplish. Although laser hair removal can address unwanted hair on most areas of the body, it cannot target hair near the eyes. Laser hair removal is effective for most hair and skin types, but patients with light skin and dark, coarse hair tend to notice the best results.
If you have questions about laser hair removal in Washington, D.C., contact Radiance Medspa. Our staff will evaluate your health and cosmetic goals to determine if you are a good candidate for body hair removal.
Our top priority is patient safety, and we focus on personalized, results-oriented treatments. Call 202-483-0008 to schedule a consultation.