Laser hair removal is the ideal way to manage unwanted hair. Shaving, tweezing, and plucking are just some of the archaic tools that have been used to combat unwanted hair. While temporarily effective, these methods are very time consuming and can even result in pain, rashes, swelling, cuts, and scarring. We use the MedLite laser for laser-assisted hair removal. Our laser hair removal service is conveniently available in both McLean and Woodbridge locations.
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Laser hair removal treatment is a non-invasive procedure used to permanently reduce unwanted hair and for long-term hair removal. Laser treatment can effectively eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. Unlike many other hair removal methods, laser treatment leaves your skin looking and feeling much smoother and softer.
Preliminary setup involves cleansing and shaving the area to be treated. A laser is then directed toward the area and a beam of highly concentrated light is produced. Without damaging the surrounding tissue, controlled pulses of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by hair follicles. The heat generated in the process discourages and ultimately destroys the hair and its potential for regrowth. Post-treatment includes a clean up of the treated area and the application of a sunblock. Large areas such those found on the back, shoulders, abdomen, and legs are rapidly treated. Smaller facial areas like the lip, chin, and bear can be treated in minutes.
Because the laser affects only hair follicles that are in the growth phase, more than one treatment may be necessary. During a consultation, the approximate number of required treatments will be determined based on your particular situation.
Millions of men and women have been successfully treated. Treatment is customized according to hair color, texture, and the area being targeted. Treatment for most hair colors typically yields high levels of success and patient satisfaction. Treatment is effective on all skin types, including dark-skinned individuals of all ethnic origins.
The procedure is well tolerated by most patients since only a mild sting is felt. Local anesthesia and pain medication are not required. A topical anesthetic may be used for the treatment of more sensitive areas.
Side effects are rare. Sensitivity, irritation, and redness may occur at the treatment site but then quickly disappear. Susceptibility to these side effects will be identified during your consultation. To greatly minimize the risk of side effects, sun exposure must be limited prior to and immediately following treatment.
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