We live busy lives, and getting rid of pesky hairs each month can begin to feel like a chore. People try everything on the market, from that blade designed to hit the curves and get rid of unwanted hair to that cream that guarantees silky, smooth skin.

But eventually, you realize that no matter what you do, that same hair is going to come back as soon as a few days start to go by. However, there are a few options that will ensure that you will never have to deal with unwanted hairs again.

Laser surgery is an excellent option for effective hair removal and can ensure that your unwanted hair will not be coming back any time soon.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a technique that is completely non-invasive. It works by using concentrated laser energy to precisely target the hair follicles that need removal. There is a pigment in the hair that absorbs this energy, which in turn causes damage to the hair follicles, resulting in inhibited growth of hair in the future. This offers a significant reduction in the growth of body hair.

It is important to remember that you should never pluck your hair before any laser hair treatment. Plucking can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment by removing key parts of the hair that are normally targeted by the laser energy.

Only hair follicles that are actively growing during your laser hair removal treatment will be affected by it. This means that you will need several treatments to ensure that all the hair follicles have been affected by the energy. After you get your treatments, you may still need to get the procedure done periodically to ensure that new hair is also prevented from growing.

Following a treatment, the skin of the treated areas may experience a temporary mild swelling around the location of the hair follicles. The skin may also turn slightly red after the treatment, and there may be irritation in the skin. This can result in either crusting or blistering of the skin, which are only temporary.

There may also be slight temporary changes in the pigment of the skin, and this can be more evident in those with darker skin colors. By using a less intensive laser, however, the lightening of the pigment can be reduced so that there are no apparent effects on the body.

Learn More About Laser Hair Removal Treatments

The first thing that you need to do when deciding to get laser hair removal is choose the ideal doctor for the operation. This is done to ensure that not only you have a successful treatment but also that you will be in expert hands during the procedure. Someone with a proven track record of success is your best bet.

Well-respected physician Dr. Nicholas Lam has a wealth of experience and will be happy to help you get smooth, hair-free skin. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lam, contact our office today and make an appointment.