Laser Hair Removal
Both men and women who have unwanted body hair can find relief in laser hair removal treatments at Revalla Plastic Surgery in Denver.
Temporary hair removal methods are often painful, expensive and messy. Now you can address unwanted hair once and for all. Dr. Hunsicker offers laser hair removal procedures that can treat unwanted body hair in many different areas.
The best candidates are tired of waxing, shaving, electrolysis, and plucking their unwanted hair. Others benefit from laser hair removal when they have hirsutism or pseudofolliculitis.
Techniques Used in Laser Hair Removal
Your laser hair removal treatment will be performed in an office setting. The desired areas for treatment are cleansed and shaved before being scanned with the laser. The laser operates at a low energy; as the energy passes through the skin, the pigment of the hair follicle absorbs the energy.
The laser energy disables the follicle, preventing re-growth.Though seldom used, topical anesthesia is available for those with sensitive skin.
Multiple sessions are needed to get hair in each growth phase. It is important that the patient cease all bleaching, plucking, and electrolysis during their series of laser hair removal treatments.
What areas can be treated?
Laser hair removal can treat hair on the face, underarms, bikini line, neck, legs, chest, tummy, feet, arms, back, and more.
What can I expect after laser hair removal?
A temporary change in skin pigment may be present following treatment, and the skin will be sensitive. Most patients experience between 10 to 25 percent reduction in hair growth with each treatment, and the percentage of hairs removed in each session varies according to the area of the body.
Areas with thin skin, like the armpits and bikini area, are more responsive to treatment, whereas areas with thick skin, like the back and chin, require more attention.
How many laser hair removal treatments do I need?
You may need to return for another hair removal treatment every four to eight weeks, depending on your aesthetician or plastic surgeon's recommendations. Between treatments, you should avoid sun exposure and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
More Information About Laser Hair Removal in Denver
Dr. Lisa M. Hunsicker has been practicing medicine since 1995. Since 2001, Revalla plastic surgery of Denver has been providing patients with excellent, individualized cosmetic surgery results. We encourage you to call us about an appointment.
Call 720-283-2500 or contact us online. We can help you determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.