Are you tired of waxing and shaving unwanted hair? Do you want a more permanent solution? If you live in the Maple Valley, WA area and are ready to learn more about hair removal options that are long-lasting and worth the time, now is a great time to talk to Dr. Cynthia Cote at MD Cote to learn about the advantages of laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal and how does it work?
Laser hair removal is a popular aesthetic procedure that uses laser light energy to remove unwanted hair. The laser light emitted by the laser hair removal device selectively targets melanin in the hair shaft and follicle, damaging the hair follicle so that it can no longer produce new hairs. It is most effective on people with light skin and dark hair, because the melanin in the hair shaft absorbs more of the laser energy than other tissues.
How long does it take for laser removal to be performed?
The time needed to perform laser hair removal depends greatly on the actual size of the treatment area. Smaller areas, such as the chin or upper lip of the face, can be treated in minutes, while larger areas, such as the legs, may take an hour or more.
What are the side effects of laser hair removal?
The most common side effects of laser hair removal are swelling, redness, and acne-like breakouts. These side effects usually resolve within a few days or weeks. In rare cases, more serious side effects can occur, such as scarring or skin discoloration.
Why patients choose laser hair removal
There are many reasons why patients may choose laser hair removal. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Laser hair removal is a long-term solution that can provide lasting results.
- The procedure is quick, and most patients report minimal discomfort.
- Laser hair removal can be used on any area of the body, including sensitive areas.
- The results are visible immediately, and patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately following treatment.
- Laser hair removal is a cost-effective solution compared to other methods such as waxing or shaving.
Find out more about laser hair removal at MD Cote
If you are considering laser hair removal, speak with Dr. Cynthia Cote and her team to see if it is the right option for you. Her office is located at 27203 216th Avenue SE, Suite A and can be reached by phone at (425) 413-8292.