Say Goodbye to Excess Hair with Laser Hair Removal

Picture of a woman's smooth and hairless legs

May 7, 2016

There are parts of the body where we are very happy to have hair. Both men and women appreciate having a thick head of hair. When it is properly styled and well-maintained, it can add it to the aesthetic appeal of a person’s face. Most men also appreciate the ability to grow a beard or a mustache. However, there are other parts of the body where having excessive hair can be considered a drawback. For example, having hair between the eyebrows in a way that forms a uni-brow is not considered to be attractive.

Most women do not want facial hair. Some men find excessive hair growth on their back or chest to be frustrating. For individuals who are tired of shaving, plucking and waxing unwanted hair off their body, laser hair removal may be the perfect option.

Laser hair removal is extremely popular. In fact, it counts among one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States today. Lasers are used to transmit concentrated light to a person’s hair follicles. The pigment in the follicle absorbs the light, which affects the hair.

Lasers can be used on different parts of the body. They are most commonly used to remove unwanted facial hair, arm hair, leg hair and hair along the bikini line. There are a lot of benefits to using laser hair removal as opposed to manual ways of removing hair. For example, lasers are extremely precise. A laser can be used to remove hair while at the same time not damaging the underlying skin. This cannot be said of razors. Razors not only remove hair, but often damage the skin underneath the hair.

Another benefit of using lasers is that they are fast. Within a fraction of a second, lasers can remove hair in an area that is approximately the size of a quarter. This means that a person can have a laser hair removal treatment on their upper lip in less than 60 seconds. The same procedure can be performed on a larger area, such as the back or on the legs, in less than one hour. Laser hair removal is also very predictable. After multiple sessions, a patient is guaranteed to have permanent hair reduction.

Having a full head of hair is great. However, for women, having a full face of hair is not so great. For men, having an overgrowth of back and/or chest hair can also be seen as a negative thing. Laser hair removal treatments can effectively address these problems.

To learn more about how laser hair removal can benefit you, set up a consultation at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla. Our team of experts will be happy to address your questions and concerns as we determine if this treatment is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

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