Waxing, shaving and plucking were the only hair removal options for many years. Now, laser hair reduction has introduced an incredibly effective option for hair removal. Even though this new technique has proven to be safe and long-lasting, the term “laser” can be intimidating for patients just learning about the procedure. The truth is, laser hair removal is one of the safest and most reliable hair removal treatments available – even in delicate areas.
The Safety of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair reduction uses precise light energy to target individual hair follicles in the skin. During the treatment, heat is delivered to the targeted hair follicles to destroy them, which stops them from producing hair. The laser energy is carefully delivered so that it only damages the hair follicle and the surrounding skin is left unharmed. Thanks to this precision, the laser hair removal technique can be used on most areas of the body, including the face and the bikini line. Although the treatment produces minor discomfort, it is actually safer, quicker and more comfortable than waxing.
Common Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas
Due to the versatility of the laser hair removal treatment, patients use this technique to address unwanted hair on all areas of the body. Many women have laser hair removal treatments to target unwanted hair on the face (such as the chin or upper lip), arms, legs, pubic area and armpits. Laser hair removal is also largely popular among men, who often use the treatment to address hair on the chest, abdomen and back. Laser hair reduction can help patients achieve permanent hair removal, eliminating the need for regular shaving or waxing in hard-to-reach or annoying areas.
Are You Considering Laser Hair Removal?
When it comes to eliminating unwanted body hair, only laser hair reduction can give you truly permanent results. To learn more about the treatment or schedule your consultation, contact us today at Anh Vu, M.D. We welcome patients living in and around Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, FL.