What is Laser Hair Removal (LHR)
Laser hair removal or reduction (LHR) is a process whereby laser energy is used to penetrate the hair follicle and stop its hair from growing. It is a popular method of hair removal at sites like the face and the underarms, and can be applied to other body sites as well.
Hair to be removed has the following characteristics
- Mature/ “Terminal” hair
- Coloured hair (not white/ grey)
- Skin site free of injury or irritation or infection
Both men and women can undergo LHR to obtain the result of decreased hair at the site. Another benefit is smoother skin that has decreased redness or brown pigmentation that can sometimes occur as a negative reaction to hair growth after shaving or waxing or threading that same area.
Who is a Good Candidate for LHR Treatment?
Individuals who are unhappy with the look of their hair, or the reaction that they have obtained from other methods of hair removal may be candidates for LHR. They also understand that therapy takes a minimum of 3 – 6 sessions to achieve a result and that ongoing maintenance sessions provide the best long-term benefit. The best way to determine if this treatment option is right for you is to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Beach.
What to Expect After LHR Treatment?
Following LHR, a soothing balm will be applied to your skin and you will receive after care instructions to help optimize your skin and results prior to your next scheduled session.
Contact Us Today
If you are unhappy with hair over the face, underarms, or another site, contact DermAtelier on Avenue today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Beach. Our team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you achieve your treatment goals.