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A Few Things You Should Know about Laser Hair Removal

Men lying at beautician's during laser back hair removal therapy We’re not far off from that day when we start pulling out our sweaters and jackets, long pants and thick socks. While we’re still basking in the glow of a warm and wonderful summer, it’s a great time to start thinking ahead, way ahead. What better way to get through the cold winter months than by taking active steps for a beautiful next summer? We’re talking about getting laser hair removal, and will offer some details about the treatment here that may help you determine its value to you. 

  • Laser hair removal achieves long-lasting results. If you think that laser hair removal will leave your skin perfectly smooth for the rest of your life, you may be disappointed in your outcome. Laser hair removal does disable hair follicles. It does leave the skin smoother, and it does achieve results that can last years. However, patients might notice a few thin, light hairs growing after some time. These can be plucked as needed or the hair follicles could benefit from another zap of the laser to disable them for a longer period of time. 
  • Treatment doesn’t take long, but also, it does. One of the advantages of laser hair removal is that each treatment session usually takes an hour or less. Smaller treatment areas may take less than 30 minutes, making laser hair removal convenient. That said, it can feel like treatment takes a long time because of how sessions are scheduled. The entire process of laser hair removal treatment may take several months because appointments occur only every 4 to 6 weeks. The good news here is that hair growth is altered after the very first treatment, so you get to see the amazing results that will become semi-permanent through your course of sessions. 
  • Sun protection is essential. One of the reasons that winter is an excellent time to schedule laser hair removal is because we’re more covered up. Also, we may have more cloudy days and, when the sun is out, it’s not as bright or hot. Still, the rule of thumb is that, on sunny days, sunscreen is a must on the treatment area. Laser treatment creates photosensitivity that can result in sunburn, and sunscreen is the best line of defense against this. 

Get the smooth skin you want well before the summer season arrives! Contact us at 484-322-5316 for an appointment at our Bryn Mawr or King of Prussia office. 

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