While there are many temporary solutions for hair removal, there aren’t many options for men and women looking for a long-term alternative. Shaving can be both time-consuming and only lasts a few weeks at most. Waxing might last a little longer, but you’re stuck in a loop of never-ending appointments. Laser hair removal is here to nix your unwanted hair woes and get you on the path to becoming hair-free for good!
At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we offer a wide range of specialized devices for long-term hair removal. With our selection of advanced laser treatments, we’re able to provide the personalized care you deserve. Today, we’ll take a closer look at what you can expect from laser hair removal at our state-of-the-art facility in Chevy Chase, MD.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Once we’ve determined if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal, we’ll schedule a treatment visit. Prior to treatment, a topical numbing cream may be applied to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. A specialized handpiece is then used to deliver thermal wavelengths at precise depths for targeting the hair root. This energy damages cells causing them to fall out at the root while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed.
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment option for men and women that want to rid themselves of unwanted hair. Treatments can generally be done in less time than traditional waxing and don’t require any downtime. You’ll be able to get back to your normal routine with limited restrictions directly after treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Laser hair removal works best to target follicles that are in their active growth phase. Depending on your skin type and hair color, you will need a series of treatments to achieve desired results. While one patient may see the results they want with 3 sessions, another might be better off with upwards of 5-treatments.
Treatments are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart for an optimal outcome. Our highly-custom treatments allow us to effectively address many types of hair in the most sensitive locations.
Will My Hair Be Gone for Good?
Hairs that are treated with laser hair removal are either removed completely or return finer and thinner than before. However, no treatment can entirely prevent new hairs from forming. Occasionally, hormonal changes associated with pregnancy or the natural aging process can trigger hair regrowth. The good news is, hair on the treatment area will always be thinner and less noticeable than if you never had the procedure done at all.
Most patients experience long-term hair removal for many years after initial treatment. In fact, many enjoy lifelong results from the procedure. Laser hair removal is safe and effective as needed to maintain lasting results. Your Board-certified dermatologist will help determine what’s right for you based on your individual needs.
I went to Capital Skin Care to get a procedure done. The staff was ultra-professional, very nice, and did an amazing job. They fixed my issue right away and followed up to make sure everything went fine after the procedure. The offices are beautiful too. I was very happy and would absolutely come back and recommend it to others.
Interested in learning more about removing unwanted hair for good with laser hair removal? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.