Why a Body Hair Removal Treatment Is Just What You Need This Spring
If you love the feeling of silky and smooth skin after you shave, you can finally feel that way year-round with body hair removal treatment. Start the process this spring for your body to be hair-free by the time summer arrives. The dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can help you through the process and provide the treatments for you. Learn more below about why body hair removal treatment is right for you.
What Is Body Hair Removal Treatment?
Body hair removal treatment, or laser hair removal, is a great, permanent alternative to shaving for both women and men. Laser hair removal helps you finally say goodbye to spending time shaving during or after your shower and spending your time elsewhere. It can be done on nearly any area of the body. It is most commonly done on the arms, legs, back, stomach, underarms, upper lip, and chin. After you have determined which area(s) you will have laser hair removal, you will next consult a dermatologist to get ready for your first appointment. Most treatment areas will need six to 10 treatments every four to six weeks. The cost of each treatment varies on the size of the area being treated. The larger the treatment area, the higher the cost.
The Body Hair Removal Treatment Process
Body hair removal treatment uses a laser to deeply penetrate each hair follicle and permanently remove it so it will not grow back. When you arrive for your treatment, the dermatologist will begin your laser hair removal treatment with a patch test. This helps the dermatologist determine what level to start the laser at and ensure your skin reacts appropriately. Next, the dermatologist will begin to use the laser on the treatment area by zapping your skin with the laser. The larger the area, the longer the process will take. For smaller areas, the treatment will take less than 10 minutes. For larger areas, it can take up to 30 minutes. During treatment, you may feel slightly uncomfortable from the laser shocks. The pain will slightly increase with each treatment as the intensity of the laser is increased.
After treatment, the dermatologist will apply a cool compress and a cooling gel such as aloe to help the healing process and any discomfort. No downtime is required after treatment, but for the best results, it is strongly encouraged to avoid the sun for a few days. You will notice immediate results after your first few treatments, but the hair will continue to grow back slowly and lightly until you are further into your treatment process. After all of the treatments have been completed, the results will be permanently silky and smooth skin, and you can throw away the razor for good.
If you are ready to say a final goodbye to body hair, reach out to the dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute to get more information on the benefits of body hair removal treatment. If you are located in Bloomington, Illinois, or the surrounding areas, complete this form, and we will be in touch to get you hair-free by the time summer arrives.