Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to remove unwanted hair. The heat administered from the laser essentially damages the hair follicle, which prevents future hair growth. Many patients think of laser hair removal for complete removal of hair from one or more areas of the body, but it can also be used to reduce the thickness of hair in a specific spot of the face or body.
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can remove hair from just about any area of the body, including the face, arms, legs, chest, back, and bikini line. It’s a popular treatment for people tired of dealing with unwanted hair and can be used to reduce the thickness of hair in a specific area. To achieve laser hair reduction, patients will have fewer sessions than a patient considering full removal of hair from the face or body.
What are the advantages of undergoing laser hair reduction and removal?
There are many benefits to laser hair reduction and removal, including:
- It’s much more effective than other methods of unwanted hair removal, such as shaving, waxing, or plucking.
- It’s relatively painless. Some people state a feeling a slight tingling sensation during the treatment, but this is generally well tolerated.
- It is used to treat large areas quickly and efficiently.
- The results are long-lasting. After completing a series of treatments, most people will have significantly reduced hair growth, and some may experience complete hair removal.
What should I expect during my laser hair removal session?
During your treatment, Dr. Cynthia Cote will use a hand-held device to direct pulses of laser light at your skin. You might feel a slight tingling or even a mild stinging sensation during the treatment, but this is typically well tolerated. The number of treatments needed depends greatly on the size and location of the area being treated, as well as your unique hair growth pattern. Most people need between four and six treatments if considering full removal, while those opting for a reduction in the thickness of the hair will need less.
How do I find out if I’m a candidate?
The first step in learning more about this and other procedures available with the team at MD Cote is to book a consultation visit and initial evaluation with Dr. Cynthia Cote of Maple Valley, WA. Call 425-413-8292 to request an appointment.