Did you know that laser hair removal for all skin types is possible?

In the past, laser hair removal got the reputation for only being ideal for those with light skin and dark hair.

However, recent technological advancements have made laser hair removal (LHR) a more accessible option for all.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal uses laser light to target the pigment in your hair follicle at the base in order to prevent regrowth from occurring.

Does LHR Work for All Hair Colors?

The laser used during a laser hair removal treatment are only attracted to darker pigment in the hair.

So, this makes individuals with less pigmented hair (white, grey, blonde) less ideal for receiving this popular treatment.

Laser Hair Removal for All Skin Types

The good news is that although LHR may not be ideal for all hair colors, it is now available for all skin types and colors!

The type of laser used for your LHR treatment will be determined by your doctor based on the amount of melanin in your skin.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

You may experience some slight discomfort during your treatment session.

Most patients describe the discomfort as similar to the mild snapping of a rubber band against the skin.

You may experience swelling or redness in the treatment area.

This is normal and should resolve within 24 hours following your treatment session.

How Many LHR Treatments Do I Need?

Depending on your hair growth pattern and on the location of the treatment area you will likely require between 4 to 6 treatments to achieve your desired results.

Laser Hair Removal at DC Derm Docs

If you are interested in eliminating unwanted body hair with laser hair removal, call DC Derm Docs today to schedule e a consultation with a member of our team, (202)822-9591.

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