If you are a Paramus resident who has grown tired of constantly having to remove unwanted hair, you may benefit from a laser hair reduction treatment. The procedure has risen in popularity to the point that it is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments in the United States. This convenient treatment allows you to have more time available for less tedious activities in your life.
What Is Hair Reduction?
Hair reduction is a treatment that takes advantage of a cosmetic laser that can selectively target individual hair follicles for destruction. Since a hair needs a hair follicle to grow, follicle destruction prevents the growth of unwanted hair. The treatment can be used on areas ranging from your face, legs, arms, underarms, back, and bikini area. All that you need is a few safe, fast treatments to reduce the growth of unwanted hair in the treatment area.
In addition to reducing unwanted hair, laser hair removal procedures can help to reduce ingrown hairs and minimize skin irritation. This is due to the way that the procedure destroys the hair at the root rather than cutting it off.
How Does It Work?
We use a laser to direct focused wavelengths of light into hair follicles. The light energy is converted into heat that damages the hair follicle and hair bulb to reduce or prevent the growth of unwanted hair. Several treatment sessions will be required for permanent hair removal because not every hair follicle can be treated at any given time.
What Should I Expect at My Hair Reduction Appointment?
We begin by shaving hair in the treatment area. Next, we will adjust the laser equipment based upon your unique specifications and individual goals. After transmitting a test pulse of the laser and donning protective eyewear, we will direct laser energy into hair follicles in the treatment zone. We can treat one hair follicle, or many follicles simultaneously. The treatment will damage follicles to help reduce or prevent the growth of hair in the treatment area.
What Should I Do After My Treatment?
After your laser hair reduction treatment, you should avoid sunbathing and prolonged sun exposure because it could limit the treatment or hinder your recovery. If you have a tan, you will need to wait a few weeks before beginning your laser treatment.
Avoid chemical peels in the treatment area, the use of retinol products, or other laser treatments that could interfere with the treatment process or hamper your recovery.
If you are a resident of Paramus who would like to learn more about our hair reduction treatments, you can visit SKC Dermatology to speak with our professionals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!