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Laser Hair Removal Candidates: What Patients Should Know

By Edward K Lorents on November 29, 2017

Laser hair removal treatmentPeople in Oklahoma City don't need to go to a plastic surgery center for all of their aesthetic needs. In addition to dental care, our practice offers non-surgical medical spa services, which can help people fight signs of aging and look their absolute best. For some patients, this can be as simple as a laser hair removal session.

During laser hair removal, a carefully calibrated laser is used to target the hair and the hair follicle. The follicle of the problem hair is damaged in the process, which impedes the growth of that targeted hair. Over time and with hair removal sessions, the hair growth from the targeted follicle eventually stops. Let's consider who is a good candidate for this form of hair removal.

General Candidacy for Laser Hair Removal

Good candidates for laser hair removal are people who have unwanted facial hair or body hair that they would like to be rid of, but would prefer to avoid shaving, tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, and other traditional methods of hair removal. Given the effectiveness of this kind of hair removal, laser hair removal has become quite popular among men and women.

In warm weather, laser hair removal is a great option for removing hair around the bikini line and other parts of the body that will see a lot of sun.

How Hair Color Affects Laser Hair Removal Results

Given the nature of the laser used in treatment, laser hair removal tends to work best when it's performed on people with dark hair that is coarse. "Peach fuzz" types of hair simply cannot be treated using laser hair removal. For the removal of this fine, small facial and body hair, other options should be considered.

Similarly, laser hair removal results may not be optimal when treating blonde hair, red hair, or gray hair. Multiple sessions will usually be required to yield the desired results.

How Skin Color Affects Laser Hair Removal Results

In addition to hair type, the color of your skin can impact results. Laser hair removal tends to be most effective when performed on people with lighter skin tones and pigment. People with dark skin may still be a candidate for treatment, however. An evaluation will need to be done in person to assess candidacy.

With this in mind, people of lighter complexion who have tanned their skin will need to wait until their tan has faded before they undergo an additional laser hair removal session.

Knowing the Risks and Benefits

As with any sort of cosmetic procedure, it's important for patients to know the risks and benefits that are involved. This helps patients have a better sense of the treatment process and what it entails. This is also a good way to help patients understand the nature of the treatment process and prepare themselves before and after the procedure is completed.

Realistic Expectations About Treatment

It may take a few laser hair removal sessions for the final results to be achieved. It's important that patients have realistic expectations about the treatment process every step of the way. This typically translates into better overall patient satisfaction in the long run.

Learn More About Laser Hair Removal

For more information about laser hair removal and how it can help you, be sure to contact laser hair removal and skin care specialist. The team at Dental Arts Center will develop a custom treatment plan for you that helps you look your very best.

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