Say Goodbye to Your Razor with Laser Hair Removal

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January 18, 2018

Thinking about saying goodbye to your razor may sound like something that will potentially ruin your social life. If you do not have the ability to shave away unwanted hair, you are likely going to feel embarrassed. You will constantly cover areas of your body where you have that unwanted hair growth. At Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center, we would like to tell you how you can say goodbye to your razor, as well as all of the unwanted hair you have on your body. Call us today to find out how we can help you.

Laser hair removal is a treatment that is designed to disable hair follicles in areas that receive this laser treatment. When the hair follicles are disabled, no new hair growth is possible. If you go through some kind of hormonal change in the future, like weight gain or a pregnancy, you may have some regrowth in some areas of your body. However, besides major hormonal changes that you could experience in your life, you are not likely to ever see hair growth in areas where laser hair removal treatments were done. For many of our clients, any hair growth that they do experience in the future is usually different. For example, hair that was once coarse, long, and dark will grow back much thinner and lighter. This is great because it will not be quite as noticeable as the hair was in the past.

The hair on your body goes through different growing cycles. At any one time, only about 25 percent or fewer of your hairs are going through an active growing phase. In order to get the best results, we need to use a laser on hairs that are going through an active growing phase. So this means that you will have to come back to our office at least four or five times in order to have the hair in a particular area treated. This will give us the opportunity to treat as many active hairs as possible. This will give you the longest lasting and best results.

Shaving with a razor definitely has its benefits. It allows you to remove embarrassing hair. However, it usually does not produce satisfying results. This is especially true if you have sensitive skin since you are used to dealing with things like razor rash, ingrown hairs, and other sensitivities. You can say goodbye to your razor with laser hair removal. Contact us at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center, proudly serving the San Diego community with an office located in La Jolla, to find out more about laser hair removal.

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