Get to the Root of the Problem with Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a fast, easy, and common procedure. Shaving, waxing, and plucking unwanted body hair every few days can get tiresome, and electrolysis can be painful and time consuming. You deserve to look good and feel good, and laser hair removal treatments are the best way to achieve that sense of confidence.

Laser hair removal is a longer lasting and more effective way to remove unwanted hair. With a single “zap” of light, a laser can wipe out large numbers of hair follicles on almost any area of the face and body. The focused light is absorbed by the pigment without harming the surrounding skin. The results aren’t considered permanent, but for many people, the treatments last for months and even years.

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal

If you’re interested in laser hair removal, it is important to visit a board-certified dermatologist with experience in this procedure. During your consultation, the doctor will ask you about your medical history, including medication use, your history of skin disorders and scarring, and whether you have experience with past hair removal procedures. In the days prior to your treatment, do your best to wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun, and avoid other forms of hair removal, like plucking and waxing.

At your laser hair removal treatment, the doctor will press the handheld device to the treatment area. The heat from the beam will damage the hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. There may be a slight discomfort that feels like a warm pinprick or a snapping elastic band. If you are worried about pain management during the procedure, talk to your doctor. They may be able to use a gentle numbing cream. This type of hair removal will usually require a couple of sessions to achieve the desired effect. If you are wanting extra care to be taken, you can always get laser hair removal malpractice insurance for your peace of mind.

Good Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is approved for treatment on the following areas.

  • Face – including chin and upper lip
  • Upper & Lower Legs
  • Bikini Area
  • Back
  • Shoulders

Early lasers worked only on dark hairs on light skin, but the latest technologies have made it possible to treat people with various skin types. This means most, but not all, patients will be good candidates for the procedure, regardless of the desired hair removal location. Make an appointment with your dermatologist to learn about how this procedure can help you achieve your desired, long-lasting results.

Why Zel for Laser Hair Removal

At Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, we’ve invested in more laser treatment technology and product research than any other clinic in the Twin Cities. We believe that you deserve the best in care and therefore, we conduct our own internal research to make absolutely sure that a product or service we offer can provide results. With our experience and laser options, we’re confident in our ability to personalize your treatment based on your specific hair and skin color.

Contact us to schedule a consultation today at our Edina location.

*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.