Whether you want to remove your body hair because of the way it looks, or you simply prefer the smoother texture of hairless skin, laser hair removal can remove it with fewer complications and less frequent maintenance. At Radiance MD in Canton, Michigan, Nayantara Jnananand, MD, can remove large and hard-to-reach areas of hair from your skin quickly and with minimal discomfort. Radiance MD Medical Spa also serves patients in Plymouth, Northville, Ann Arbor, West Bloomfield, Salem, Novi and Farmington (as well as Canton). To try laser hair removal as an alternative to shaving or waxing, call Radiance MD or book an appointment online today.
Laser hair removal is a modern way to remove hair without using wax, tweezers, or a blade. Rather than cutting the hair near its root or pulling it out, laser hair removal works by heating and damaging the follicles that grow your hair. This process stops or delays hair growth for a long period of time. If your hair grows back, it may grow back finer and less noticeable.
Before your laser hair removal treatment at Radiance MD, Dr. Jnananand helps you choose which areas to treat. You can use laser hair removal on nearly any of the areas that you usually shave or wax, including:
Dr. Jnananand thoroughly cleans the targeted area before starting the treatment. She might also apply a numbing cream or gel to reduce any potential discomfort you might feel. The laser delivers pulses of energy to each follicle and vaporizes the existing hairs.
When you first start getting laser hair removal treatments, you’ll need a series of between two and six initial treatments. Each of these results in a 10-25% reduction in hair in the targeted region, as different follicles are in different stages of growth at any given time. By getting a series of treatments, you can capture each of them in its growth stage.
After the first few treatments, you can book laser hair removal treatments as needed. It’s hard to predict how often you’ll need them before you start the process because individual cases vary. While you might need treatments once every six months as hair regrows, another person might only need treatments once a year or even less frequently.
Dr. Jnananand asks you questions about your medical history, skin, and health to decide whether you’re a candidate for laser hair removal. While laser hair removal treatments are often more effective on patients with darker hair and lighter skin because the pigment absorbs the light, current technology allows a wider range of skin types and tones to enjoy an effective treatment.
You might be a candidate if you:
By choosing laser hair removal as your preferred method of body hair maintenance, you can reduce the amount of time you spend removing body hair and avoid painful ingrown hairs or cuts.
To learn more about laser hair removal and find out if you’re a good candidate, call Radiance MD, or book an appointment online today.