Laser Hair Removal
If you have unwanted hair on your body, you are not alone. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment that can remove unwanted hair from almost anywhere on your body. The Cutera Cool Glide laser system favored by Dr. Chiang at Integrated Aesthetics is a modern technique that leaves your skin soft, smooth and hair free.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure Overview
Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair from almost anywhere on your body. After laser hair removal treatment you will spend little or no time shaving, waxing or tweezing. Ingrown hairs will disappear and your skin will become soft and smooth. With modern lasers the treatment is safe and effective for most people, regardless of their hair or skin color.
Laser hair removal treatment is more effective for people with darker hair and a lighter skin complexion. Patients with lighter hair or a darker complexion may still achieve the desired results. However, if you have extremely light or white hair, you may not be a good candidate for laser hair removal. Dr. Chiang will meet with you to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Laser hair removal is generally a quick outpatient procedure. You will wear safety glasses to filter out harmful light during your session. The handheld Cutera Cool Glide device will deliver concentrated laser beams to your skin. The light penetrates the surface of your skin and is absorbed by the pigment in your hair follicles. The duration depends on the size of the treatment area. Most patients benefit from an 80-90% reduction in hair growth after laser hair removal treatments.
As with all cosmetic procedures, there are some risks associated with laser hair removal. Most patients do not experience any skin damage, but it is possible to experience some temporary redness or follicular edema (similar to goosebumps). Other risks include skin irritation or temporary changes in skin pigmentation.
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