Sep 29

Basics of Laser Hair Removal

Hair Removal Fairfield Bridgeport Connecticut

Posted on September 29, 2013 — by Shareef Jandali

Laser Hair Removal in Connecticut

Here are some of the most commonly discussed facts about laser hair removal in our practice.

Laser Hair Removal and Hair Color

All skin types and all hair colors, including gray and blond hair, can be effectively treated with laser hair removal.

Most Common Areas for Laser Hair Removal

For women, the most common areas to receive laser hair removal are the face, underarms, forearms, bikini line, and legs.  For men, the most common areas include the neck, shoulders, and back.

Number of Sessions of Laser Hair Removal

Usually 4-5 treatments of laser hair removal are needed for permanent hair reduction.  These treatments are administered every 4 weeks.

What to Avoid Before Laser Hair Removal

You should avoid plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before any laser hair removal treatment.  That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.  You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment.  Sun exposure before treatment makes the skin darker and therefore makes the laser hair removal less effective.  Sun exposure after treatment can also cause changes in skin pigmentation and scarring. 

Laser Hair Removal Recovery

For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it's sunburned.  Cool compresses and moisturizers can be applied and you should avoid sun exposure. 

Laser Hair Removal Side Effects

Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions.  Other potential side effects are swelling, redness, and scarring.  Permanent scarring or changes in skin pigmentation are rare.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are interested in laser hair removal in Fairfield, Connecticut, call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment with Jandali Plastic Surgery.  We look forward to seeing you!

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