If you’re like most people, shaving, waxing, and plucking are part of your seemingly endless battle with unwanted hair. Men and women everywhere spend countless hours each year, not to mention hundreds or even thousands of dollars, on various hair removal methods, all of which require constant upkeep and maintenance. Have you ever wished there was a way to get rid of your unwanted body or facial hair quickly, easily, and permanently? You’re in luck! The expert team of Physician Assistants and licensed aestheticians at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, under the direction of board-certified dermatologists Dr. Aradhna Saxena and Dr. David Kasper, has helped countless Philadelphia area patients achieve smooth, flawless, long-lasting results with laser hair removal.
If you’ve ever been curious about how laser hair removal works, what kind of results you can expect, and how long they last, the first step is to schedule an appointment at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute. One of our knowledgeable team members will thoroughly evaluate your skin, assess your skin type, explain the procedure in detail, and answer all of your questions.
What areas can I get laser hair removal on?
One of the things people often ask about when considering laser hair removal is what areas the treatment can be used on. While it is highly effective, laser hair removal is also gentle enough to be used even on sensitive areas of the body. Traditionally, the most common areas of the body treated with laser hair removal are:
- Face (upper lip, chin, sideburns)
- Bikini area
- Brazilian (can include the labia)
In addition to these parts of the body, laser hair removal is also a fantastic option for patients who have stubborn hair growth in other places, such as the toes, stomach, and buttocks. Your experienced provider at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute will be able to tell you which areas of your body can be safely and effectively treated with laser hair removal.
Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Thanks to the revolutionary advances in technology across the field of cosmetic dermatology, most men and women can now be considered candidates for laser hair removal. Patients with darker hair and lighter skin typically achieve the best results with the fewest number of treatments, but patients of most skin types and hair colors can still see a dramatic reduction in their hair growth. During your initial consultation, your provider will assess your skin type in order to select the appropriate laser and settings for your treatment.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
While everyone’s level of pain tolerance is different, laser hair removal is generally very well tolerated by most patients. Some areas, including the underarms and ankles, tend to be more sensitive during the laser hair removal process, with patients describing the sensation as being similar to having a rubber band snapped against their skin. Fortunately, the discomfort is fairly mild and short-lived. The caring team at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute is committed to making your treatments as comfortable as possible and may be able to offer a topical anesthetic if needed.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
It is important to remember that laser hair removal is intended specifically for the reduction of hair growth and may not always result in the permanent removal of 100% of hair. Laser hair removal works by targeting and destroying the hair follicle, making it impossible for the hair to regenerate. Once a hair follicle is destroyed, it will never grow hair again. However, new hair follicles may develop in the future. When this happens, patients can return for a convenient touch-up treatment.
To achieve the best and longest-lasting results from your laser hair removal, multiple and consistent treatment sessions are required. Patients generally need an average of 3-5 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart, depending on which areas are being treated. The treatment intervals allow hairs to be targeted while in their active phases, rather than dormant.
How do I find the best laser hair removal facility in Philadelphia?
The first step toward getting the smooth, hair-free skin of your dreams is to visit a qualified, certified, and experienced laser hair removal technician. The team of experts at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute have performed countless successful laser hair removal procedures with stunning outcomes and are highly familiar with the technologies and techniques involved in the treatment. Call our convenient Lansdale, PA location to schedule your consultation today, and get ready to throw out your razor for good!