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Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Painless?

Are you ready to liberate yourself from shaving and waxing unwanted body hair? With laser hair removal, all we need is a few simple treatments to permanently minimize hair growth. Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute can help patients reveal clear and silky skin that’s ready to be shown off. Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Aradhna Saxena and Dr. David Kasper are ready to walk you through the process of long-term hair removal in the Greater Philadelphia, PA area.

So, what goes into this procedure, and what does laser hair removal feel like? At our clinic, our experienced professionals can teach you about the lasers used and how they work to eliminate hair follicles. This simple approach is fast, easy, and approved by the FDA to use on nearly any part of the body. Learn more about this laser technology by scheduling an appointment in Fort Washington or Lansdale, PA.

Why should I get laser hair removal?

Hair removal has always been a time-consuming routine for many people. Even though traditional methods like tweezing and waxing are effective for removing hair, they are not a long-term solution, and, oftentimes, result in irritated skin and ingrown hairs. Today, there are many options for hair removal that can eliminate these inconveniences. Laser hair removal at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute is one of our most popular procedures because of its effectiveness and efficiency.

During your consultation, Dr. Saxena and Dr. Kasper will perform an examination and determine your candidacy for laser treatment. Ideal patients have a combination of dark hair and light skin for the best results. At your appointment, we can review your needs, concerns, and cosmetic goals to develop a personalized plan. Patients may need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks based on the area being treated. If you have questions about the process, like, “Does laser hair removal hurt?” we can address those as well.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

So, what does laser hair removal feel like? When patients arrive at our office in Fort Washington and Lansdale, PA, they are asked to sit and relax in one of our procedure rooms. The skin is then cleaned by one of our highly trained technicians to remove dirt, oil, and cosmetics that may affect the outcome of the treatment. We may offer a numbing agent to help make you feel as comfortable as possible in the process.

During laser hair removal, we will slightly stretch the skin to provide a more direct path to the hair follicle root. The laser will target the follicle to prevent it from producing another hair. Most patients will describe the sensation as similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Although there may be some discomfort, the pain level is tolerable for many individuals. The level of discomfort depends on the sensitivity of the area being treated.

What happens after laser hair removal?

So, what does laser hair removal feel like after the appointment is over? While laser hair removal is tolerable in nature, the skin may feel irritated for about 1 – 2 days afterward. When patients finish treatment at our office in the Greater Philadelphia, PA, area, they are free to resume their activities as normal. Patients can return to work or home without any complications.

One of the team members at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute will offer at-home care instructions for protecting the tissue, including avoiding sun exposure for at least 24 hours after the appointment. We may also recommend cold packs or anti-inflammatory creams to alleviate discomfort. If you have any concerns about the laser hair removal process, feel free to call Dr. Saxena and Dr. Kasper so we can address them.

Schedule long-term hair removal

Advanced laser hair removal is now accessible for patients in the Fort Washington and Lansdale, PA, area. At Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, we offer consultations to have a complete understanding of your individual concerns and problem areas to determine the right treatment for you. Our in-house medical spa is proud to offer popular and effective treatments for the face and body. If you want to learn more about laser hair removal results, reach out to board-certified dermatologists Dr. Aradhna Saxena and Dr. David Kasper for more information. Contact one of our advanced facilities in the Greater Philadelphia area today to get started.