Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Quincy, MA & Plymouth, MA
While many people prefer to go au natural when it comes to body hair, millions of others spend time and money on razors, bleaches, and waxes to achieve the sleek and smooth-skinned look. For those seeking another, longer-lasting hair removal option, DermASAP, with two locations in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts, offer laser hair removal services. For a consultation or recurring hair removal appointment, call the office or schedule online today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an alternative to waxing and shaving that uses a laser to burn the hair off your body. The results are long-lasting, so the lifetime cost is less than that of waxing or shaving. DermASAP offers laser hair removal using the Elite MPX™ laser hair removal system.
Unlike other laser hair removal systems, the Elite MPX system has two laser options: the YAG laser, which is best for patients with darker skin tones, and the Alexandrite laser, which works better for patients with lighter skin tones. Both lasers can be used together to complement your unique skin tone. You also have the option to add intense pulsed light (IPL) wavelengths to correct spider veins, discoloration, sun damage, and other skin blemishes.
The device emits pulses of light energy that target pigments in your skin to destroy the follicle or sac in the skin that holds the hair and nurtures it to grow. It isn’t painful, but you may be offered a topical anesthetic if you have a low pain tolerance.
Am I a good candidate?
Laser hair removal is a generally safe procedure that most patients who seek to remove body hair qualify. You may be a good candidate for laser hair removal if:
- You’re dedicated enough to attend multiple appointments
- Your hair is darker than your complexion
- You don’t smoke
- Your skin isn’t sensitive
During an initial consultation, your provider will assess your medical history and long-term goals in order to determine if you’re eligible for laser hair removal treatment.
What are the risks and side effects of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is generally safe, but there are several risks to take into account before you commit to the multiple sessions that it requires. These include:
- Discomfort during the procedure
If you identify any signs of infection following a laser hair removal session, it’s important for you to contact your doctor immediately. Your risk of developing side effects from the procedure can be drastically reduced by carefully following your provider’s instructions for preparation and aftercare.
If you’re looking to skip the hassle of razors or waxes and remove your body hair permanently, call or schedule an appointment online at DermASAP today!
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