Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that utilizes a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. The laser's intense heat damages the hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. It's a popular treatment option at Lifebridge Health Center due to its efficacy and precision. However, it's important to note that laser hair removal is not a universal solution for everyone and the results may vary depending on individual characteristics such as skin type and hair color.
At Lifebridge Health Center, your safety and comfort are our top priorities. Prior to the treatment, a skin test is performed to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. Protective eye shields are then placed to prevent accidental exposure of your eyes to the laser. During the procedure, a hand-held laser is used to deliver light energy to your skin, focused on the hair follicles. The duration of the treatment varies depending on the size of the area being treated.
Post-treatment, some redness and swelling can be expected, similar to sunburn. At Lifebridge Health Center, we recommend applying ice to the treated area for relief. Avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen can help prevent changes in the color of your treated skin. Some rare side effects include blistering, changes in skin color, redness, and swelling.
Although laser hair removal effectively slows down hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed at Lifebridge Health Center. Also, it's crucial to schedule follow-up visits with your treatment provider to assess your progress and address any concerns that may arise.