Tired of razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and wax burns? Many people suffer these annoyances multiple times a week for short-lived hair removal with shaving or waxing. It’s no wonder that laser hair removal has become increasingly popular. Capital Laser & Skin Care offers cutting-edge treatments that can keep your skin smooth and hair-free for months instead of days.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal can effectively reduce unwanted hair on different parts of the body. It offers a convenient, pain-free, and long-term solution for hair removal.
Laser hair removal targets the pigment in the hair follicle with a high-intensity laser beam. The laser energy heats up the hair follicle and damages the cells that produce hair, which results in the hair falling out over time. This process targets only the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Your laser hair removal session at Capital Laser will take approximately 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. We’ll numb your skin beforehand to minimize any discomfort.
What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal
After your laser hair removal session, you can return to your day without any downtime. You may experience mild redness or swelling in the treated area, similar to a sunburn. This is normal and should subside within a few hours. If needed, you can apply a cold compress or take over-the-counter pain medication.
Your skin will be more sun-sensitive after laser hair removal, so avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen. You may also want to avoid hot baths or showers for a few days after treatment to prevent further irritation.
When Will I See the Results of Laser Hair Removal?
You’ll start to see the results of laser hair removal after your first session, but it usually takes multiple sessions to achieve the desired outcome. Hair grows in cycles, so it’s important to undergo several sessions to target each hair in its growth phase. You should expect a noticeable reduction in hair growth after about four to six sessions, with optimal results typically achieved after six to eight sessions.
Unlike shaving and waxing, laser hair removal is a long-term solution for hair removal. The results can last for several months to years, and in some cases, the hair may never grow back. You may find that any hair that does grow back is thinner and lighter. Most patients have yearly maintenance treatments for long-lasting results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is safe and effective for most skin types. People with fair skin and dark hair tend to have the best results with laser hair removal, but newer technologies have made it possible for individuals with a wider range of skin tones to undergo treatment.
Capital Laser & Skin Care stays on the cutting edge of new treatments and lasers so I know my skin is getting the best care possible.
Interested in learning more about 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.