Rockville dermatologist offers safe laser hair removal
Are you ready for smooth, beautiful skin without the hassle of constant tweezing, shaving, waxing, and plucking? Laser hair removal from Washington Dermatology Center in Rockville is a safe, painless way for both men and women to permanently reduce unwanted hair.
What is laser hair removal?
Excessive or unwanted hair can be unsightly, embarrassing, and time-consuming to groom. Laser hair removal utilizes a low frequency laser to reduce unwanted hair. With laser hair removal, patients can treat large areas quickly and efficiently and enjoy results that are long lasting.
During the procedure, a specialized device is moved over the desired area, emitting pulses of light into the follicles. The follicles absorb this light which destroys the cells and prevents the follicle from regrowth.
The total number of laser hair removal sessions needed varies by the individual. Hair grows in cycles and laser hair removal only targets follicles that are in the active growth phase. The size of the treatment area and the density of the hair can also impact the number of treatments. Results of laser hair removal can vary based on skin and hair color, however most people enjoy a drastic reduction in permanent hair and eliminate the need for daily grooming.
How laser hair removal differs from electrolysis
Years ago, patients had to use electrolysis to remove unwanted hair. This technique involved the dermatologists inserting a needle into the individual hair follicle to destroy it. As you can imagine this was time consuming and uncomfortable. Laser hair removal uses light energy to target the hair follicles, treating multiple hairs at the same time.
Benefits of laser hair removal
- Versatile – laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any area of the body. Some of the most common are: underarms, legs, bikini line, face, neck, chest, back, arms.
- Fast – Because the laser can target a large area, treatment is much faster than waxing or electrolysis.
- Safe – Laser hair removal is safe, and FDA-approved.
If you live in the Rockville area, and have dreamed about permanently reducing unwanted hair, it’s time to find out if laser hair removal is right for you. Call Washington Dermatology Center at 855-314-1424.Back to Laser Hair Removal Page