Laser Hair Removal
Most people are embroiled in an endless battle of plucking, waxing, and shaving to remove unwanted hair. Have you ever wished you could get rid of unwanted hair on your body and face in a quick, permanent, and easy way? Fortunately, there are safe and advanced hair removal treatments for achieving flawless, smooth and long-lasting results.
At your initial consultation with a laser specialist, you should discuss your best laser treatment options for unwanted hair removal. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides laser hair removal treatments to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.
Laser Hair Removal Target Areas
Most people wonder about the areas where laser hair removal can provide successful results. Laser hair removal is highly effective. It is also gentle enough to be used in sensitive body areas. Traditionally, the following body areas are ideal for laser hair removal:
- Face (sideburns, chin, and upper lip)
- Intimate areas (may be performed on labia)
- Bikini area
Laser hair removal is an excellent option for patients with stubborn hair growth in stomach, toes, and buttocks as well. An experienced laser hair removal treatment provider should be able to tell you the body parts that can be effectively and safely treated with this procedure.
Suitable Candidacy for Laser Hair Removal
Most men and women make for ideal candidates for laser hair removal because of revolutionary advances made across cosmetic laser technology. Patients with lighter skin and darker hair usually achieve successful results with lesser number of treatments.
But this doesn’t mean that patients with other hair colors and skin types won’t notice a dramatic reduction in hair growth. Your provider during the initial consultation will evaluate your skin to select the most appropriate laser setting.
Does it Hurt?
Everybody has a different tolerance for pain. Laser hair removal is usually well-tolerated by the majority of patients. There are certain areas, such as the ankles and underarms that are more sensitive than the rest. In these areas, patients have described the pain as having a rubber band snapping against their skin. The discomfort, fortunately, is short-lived and mild.
Does Laser Hair Removal Offer Permanent Results?
It is vital to remember that laser hair removal may not offer 100% permanent removal of hair. The treatment is designed to reduce hair growth. The procedure works by destroying and targeting hair follicles making it impossible for hair to regenerate. Destroyed hair follicles cannot grow hair again. However, in the future new hair follicles may develop.
Patients can always come back for a convenient touch-up procedure when this happens. You may need consistent and multiple treatment sessions to achieve long-lasting and best results from the laser hair removal procedure. Generally, an average of 3 – 5 treatment sessions is required by patients.
The sessions are usually spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart. This depends on the treatment areas being targeted. The treatment intervals are necessary for targeting hair when they are in their active phase rather than the dormant stage. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for laser hair removal treatment.
Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation
If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070
Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.