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Laser hair removal is a popular hair removal alternative to electrolysis, waxing, and shaving. It is not an overnight solution, since it requires multiple sessions; but unlike waxing and electrolysis, it can be an almost permanent change. Here is information on laser hair removal so you can decide if this is the right procedure for you.

1. Well Tolerated

When laser light is absorbed by the hair bulb and follicle it converts to heat energy which destroys the hair bulb halting future hair growth. There is some discomfort during the procedure, but it is usually well tolerated. Some areas are more sensitive than others. Our modern equipment has a cooling mechanism which greatly lesson any unpleasantness.

2. It Takes Several Sessions For Complete Results

This is not an overnight solution. Noticeable results are typically seen after 2 – 3 sessions and patients should expect to see full results in 4 to 6 sessions. Sessions are spaced 4 weeks apart to give the skin time to recover. Long term smaller follow-up treatments are sometimes required.

3. Shave or Trim Before Your Laser Treatment

Hair on the skin surface interferes with the laser treatment. So we have you trim all visible hair before the laser removal session.

4. Avoid Exercise and Sunlight Immediately Afterwards

After laser treatment the skin doesn’t immediately disperse heat. The heat can remain in the skin up to 24 hours after the session, so avoid situations that can cause the skin to be overheated or irritated such as hot sun, saunas or hot showers.

5. Recovery is Rapid and Easy

Other than avoiding trauma and heat on the affected areas, the recovery is fairly easy. The laser hair removal session is a quick process and easily scheduled.

6. Say Goodbye to Painful Waxing

Shaving and repeat waxing is time-consuming and more expensive when compared to permanent hair removal by laser.

Let the professionals at Napa Solano Plastic Surgery help you attain your desired hair removal results.

Contact us today for a free consultation and get started on your path to permanent hair removal.