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5 Things You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal Before Your Session

Laser hair removal has been a proven effective method for reducing hair growth, or permanently stopping hair growth in areas such as your arms, legs, chin, bikini area, armpits, and more. If you have unruly amounts of hair in some of these areas, or would prefer to stop shaving these areas so much, laser hair removal might be the right decision for you. However, the laser hair removal procedure has a lot of (sometimes false) information surrounding it. So let’s clear some of that up. Below are 6 things you should know about laser hair removal before your treatment from Advanced Dermatology:


It’s Not As Painful As You Might Think

You may have seen videos, or heard stories of how laser hair removal is painful. However, the process isn’t as painful as you might think. In some sensitive areas with thinner skin, such as facial areas around the chin and nose, it might be more painful than other areas. You will likely feel sharp, quick spurts of heat from the laser.


Be Patient For Results

Being patient for your results really does pay off. With laser hair removal, you should first expect to see a difference one or two weeks after your first treatment. You should get your end result after 8-12 weeks of treatment. It’s important to stay on top of your regularly scheduled appointments to achieve the full end result.


It Works On All Skin Tones

If you’ve been hesitant about getting laser hair removal because you weren’t sure if it would be good for your skin tone, rest assured that it works for all skin tones. The older lasers were not good for darker skin tones, because the laser would be attracted to the skin, and not just the dark hair follicle. However, the majority of lasers being used today are used on all skin types, and if you’re worried, just discuss your options with your dermatologist. They will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have concerning the procedure.


The Process Itself Is Quick

Although the waiting for results part isn’t very quick, the actual laser hair removal procedure is pretty quick. With each laser pulse only taking a fraction of a second, you should expect your sessions to last around 20-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Larger areas may take a little longer.


Avoid Sun Exposure

Your dermatologist will discuss in detail what is best for you, but they will likely recommend that you avoid tanning or any sun exposure before and after your treatment.


If you’re looking for laser hair removal services in Huntsville or Madison, Alabama. Contact Advanced Dermatology today!



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