Have you had enough with the endless cycle of shaving, waxing, or plucking, followed by regrowth? Laser hair removal offers a solution and is one of many laser treatments available from Jiyon Hwang-Ki, MD, of Donna Bella Laser MedSpa in Rockville, Maryland. Come in for a one-on-one consultation to learn more about your path to softer, smoother skin and less time worrying about hair removal. Online booking takes just moments, or you can always call to speak with a member of the administrative staff regarding scheduling.
Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses concentrated beams of light to impede normal hair growth. The best way to understand how laser hair removal works is by considering how your hair grows.
Your body is covered in hair follicles, which are tiny sacs with a hair root at the base. Miniscule blood vessels nourish the hair roots, which produce cells that stack on top of each other, eventually extending through your skin.
This process occurs in a cycle, and various hair on your body will be in different phases of the cycle at various times. Laser hair removal is most effective on hair that’s in the active growth phase, which is why it takes several treatments for optimal results.
When the laser energy enters the deeper layers of your skin, it’s drawn to the pigment in your hair. Heat is generated, which damages the hair root and prevents normal regrowth.
Laser hair removal is not a painful process, but there is some degree of sensation involved. Many men and women report a feeling similar to the snap of a rubber band against their skin. It isn’t intolerable, and for many the sensation is negligible.
If you have sensitive skin, just ask Dr. Hwang-Ki for a numbing cream. You apply the cream prior to your session to reduce sensations in the treatment area.
The initial expense of laser hair removal might seem expensive, but when you consider the cost of traditional hair removal options, it becomes clear that laser hair removal is a fair price to pay for the convenience of smooth skin.
Razors, replacement blades, wax strips, and depilatory creams are not free, and those costs significantly add up over time. There is also the value of your time to consider. Laser hair removal yields lasting results after just a few sessions, leaving you free from hair removal efforts.
You also benefit from no more razor burn, rash, or ingrown hairs. The ability to feel confident about your skin without worrying about shaving, waxing, or plucking is a value in and of itself.
Explore laser hair removal in more detail during your one-on-one consultation. You can book a visit online or by phone today.