Laser Hair Removal

Skin That’s Permanently Smooth To The Touch

In the eyes of many, silky smooth arms, legs, and thighs are signs of beauty, as well as desirable attributes while sporting a revealing swimsuit or evening dress. But the problem is that between the messy waxes, unsightly red bumps, and painful nicks from noisy clippers, hair removal can seem like more trouble than it’s worth. But at Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, we offer laser hair removal for virtually anywhere on the body. All it takes is a few treatments, and presto, you’ll kiss those frumpy hair removal methods goodbye, and say hello to your new self.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

We use a high-tech removal process in which a laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair. As the light energy is converted to heat, the hair follicles (within the skin) are altered, which delays hair growth. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Referred to as permanent hair removal, the procedure stops hair growth temporarily and for a long duration. Follow-up procedures will be required to achieve lasting results.

How Do I Prepare For Laser Treatment?

Only shaving is allowed before or in-between treatments — no waxing or tweezing. Our laser also works best when your skin and hair color have contrast, so avoid tanning beds and too much sunlight. We also want you relaxed, so forego caffeine if it makes you jittery, and dress comfortably. About 24-hours before treatment, shave with a new razor — this helps our laser detect your follicles and ensures there are no bacteria to cause dermatitis. Safety is our priority. — if some areas of your skin aren’t ready for laser, we’ll reschedule and address them next time.

Will My Skin & Hair Color Affect Laser Hair Removal?

The success of laser hair removal is influenced by the patient’s skin and hair color. The best outcomes are achieved on patients with contrasting skin and hair colors, such as light skin and dark hair. The experience level of the hair removal technicians also comes into play, especially for patients with similarly colored skin and hair. Since we employ some of the most highly trained and experienced specialists for hair removal in Boardman and Warren, OH, you can expect optimal results at our dermatology center.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

Some patients report a snapping sensation from the laser, while treated areas may have slight redness, swelling, or itching for a few days. But compared to the discomfort associated with waxing and shaving, laser hair removal is a quick and easy process.

What If I Waxed Before My Treatment?

We understand the impulse to remove unwanted hair, but you should refrain from waxing for at least 6 weeks before your laser hair removal appointment. You should also put away the tweezers. But shaving is OK.

What Should I Expect After Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal requires no downtime. You can easily return to work or school after treatment. Side effects are rare, but if you have redness or swelling, wrap an ice pack in a towel and hold it on for short durations. Over the next few weeks, some hairs may fall out, such as in the shower. This is normal. You should avoid UV light from tanning beds, and use a sunscreen with 20 SPF or higher when going outside.

How Many Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients require 4–6 treatments with a 4–6-week interval between each treatment. This is because the hair growth cycle is staggered, so new hairs grow at different times. The number of laser sessions you’ll need will depend on your body’s characteristics and the areas of treatment. We’ll go over these details during your consultation.

Laser Hair Removal In Boardman & Warren, OH

New patients will need to complete a medical history form. If you plan to have additional skin care treatments, feel free to inform our dermatologists when you schedule laser hair removal at Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center. We look forward to helping you achieve the flawlessly smooth skin you desire!

Where Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

Everywhere but the eyebrows — we avoid the eye area for safety — is fair game for laser hair removal. The most popular laser treatments for women are the cheeks, upper lip, neck, underarms, forearms, legs, bikini area, and feet. Male laser treatments are often done on the chest and back.

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