Laser hair removal uses medical lasers to destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth. The minimally-invasive procedure precisely targets specific areas, preventing damage to surrounding skin.
Laser hair removal can be conducted on virtually any area of your body that produces unwanted hair. Most commonly, it removes hair from the arms, back, bikini line, face, and legs.
The number of laser sessions varies, depending on factors such as hair volume, thickness, and responsiveness to treatment. Larger areas tend to take more time, but not necessarily more sessions.
In general, Bella Medical Aesthetics finds the following to be effective:
Dr. Nagpal helps determine your ideal specific treatment plan.
Before your treatment session, Dr. Nagpal trims hair in desired areas to a few millimeters above the skin. You’ll lie comfortably and awake, and possibly wear eye protection, depending on the type of laser used. Using a Pelleve®, Elite+™, or PelleFirm® laser, pulses of light are applied to the treatment area. Once the session is over, you may be given a topical anti-inflammatory cream, lotion, or ice packs, which help minimize any discomfort.
Lasting hair removal usually takes several sessions or more. After each session, you can schedule your next appointment for about 4-6 weeks later.
Laser hair removal is generally considered safe, but your skin may look and feel sunburned for up to 2 days after your treatment. For added comfort, use cold compresses and moisturizer. Your skin will be extra sensitive to UV rays after laser therapy, so wear sunscreen for the month afterward. Other potential side effects include swelling, redness, and in rare cases, blisters and scarring.
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