Patients near Arlington, VA who are tired of waxing, shaving, plucking, and using depilatory creams on are often interested in more permanent ways to address these issues. This is when Dr. Kenneth Neal and the team of Washington Dermatology Consultants speak with patients about the advantages of using laser hair removal to achieve hair-free skin.
What is laser hair removal treatment?
Removal of the hair with laser treatment is a wonderful way to enjoy permanent reduction or removal with today’s technology. Dr. Kenneth Neal and his team are excited to offer advanced methods such as this to men and women who are ready to throw away their tweezers, razors, and wax! Laser hair removal is achieved with light that damages the hair follicles and keeps them from producing more hair. Treatment is done right in our office, and patients schedule several sessions to target all the hair in the growth cycle.
How does the hair growth cycle affect results?
It is important to understand that the hair grows in a cycle. Laser hair removal only works on hair in the active growth phase. Hair in other cycles, however, will remain. Therefore, our team encourages patients who want full removal of unwanted hair in the treatment area to book several appointments scheduled weeks apart. This ensures that, over time, all the hair follicles in the treatment area have been addressed and the area is hair-free. For patients who are just seeking a reduction in the thickness of the hair, fewer sessions will be required for results.
Does it hurt?
Laser light treatments can be a little uncomfortable for some of our patients with pain sensitivities. However, we provide topical creams that can be used on the skin before we move forward with treatment to reduce the discomfort by numbing the area. Then, the laser treatment is far more comfortable for our patients who are concerned about what they will feel throughout their treatment. Laser light treatments in general feel like a snapping sensation on the skin, and some of our patients tolerate their treatment sessions without anesthetics. Patients who are interested in anesthetic topicals can ask prior to treatment.
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
Anyone can be a candidate. We take patients who are of all skin and hair colors. It used to be that only patients with dark hair could benefit from treatment, but dermatological advances allow patients of all hair colors to enjoy this service.
Where can laser hair removal be performed?
Some of the more common areas where we provide treatments include:
- Bikini line
Is it worth it?
Many patients who have undergone laser hair removal believe that treatment is not only worth it, but is a valuable investment in their body. Laser hair removal provides effective reduction or full removal, depending on the needs and desires of the patient. The hair that is treated does not come back. This saves patients time, money, and worries when it comes to ensuring their skin remains smooth and hair-free. Patients often refer their friends and family members to our practice for treatment once they realize how amazing it is to wake up every day and not have to worry about removing unwanted hair from the face or body.
Want to find out more about laser hair removal?
Contacting an area dermatologist is the best way to learn more about the benefits of this and many other cosmetic treatments available. Dr. Kenneth Neal and his staff are committed to providing patients with the methods of today’s technology to achieve beautiful, healthy skin! Contact his Arlington, VA practice today at 611 South Carlin Springs Road, Suite 406 by calling 571-431-6175 We also provide a Stafford, VA practice to ensure we serve patients in the communities of Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC areas. Call today to make an appointment and take the time to find out more about this and many other treatment options available!