Laser Hair Removal

What is laser hair removal?

While shaving is the most common way to remove hair, it’s not terribly efficient and certainly not permanent. In addition, for some people, repetitive shaving creates irritated, red bumps on their skin. Waxing and hair removal creams aren’t always effective solutions either. If you’ve been frustrated by hair removal efforts, laser hair removal may the permanent solution you’re looking for.

Laser hair removal uses intense pulsed light technology to stop hair growth at the follicle.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses intense pulsed light technology to stop hair growth at the follicle. After your follicles absorb that sudden burst of heat energy and the hair falls out, it grows back thinner and sparser.

Generally, it takes multiple treatments to completely eliminate hair growth. Most patients require up to six treatments for the hair to cease growing back and to be left with smooth, hairless skin.

What areas can laser hair removal treat?

Dr. Ghosh uses a variety of attachments to access different parts of your body, such as:

  • Underarms
  • Face
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Bikini

Almost any part of your body with bothersome hair can be treated. A lot of patients choose to treat several areas in a single session. Talk to the team at Aesthetics and Laser Wellness about your specific needs.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal works equally well on both women and men. It’s also effective for all skin types. Dr. Ghosh will meet with you to outline a plan so you’ll know what to expect. Removing hair permanently is a process, so patients should understand that halting growth may take several weeks or months.

Is laser hair removal painful?

As the laser glides over your skin, you may feel a stinging or snapping sensation. It can be uncomfortable for some patients, but the discomfort is generally minimal and over quickly. To help you tolerate the procedure more easily, Dr. Ghosh applies a topical numbing solution to temporarily dull feeling in the treatment area.

When you’re ready to remove unwanted hair, call Aesthetics and Laser Wellness in Rockville, Maryland or use the online scheduler.