What to Expect During Your Laser Hair Removal Session

Are you interested in having hair in select areas removed? If so, you should consider laser hair removal — a state-of-the-art treatment for permanently reducing the amount of hair you have. While you will see all types of people having this procedure, it’s most common for those between the ages of 20 and 45, according to board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Carolyn I. Jacob.

If you’re interested in having laser hair removal, there are things you should know::

— The doctor needs to determine if you’re a good candidate.

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— The darker the hair, the thicker the hair and lighter the skin, the better the lasers will work for you.
— There are usually five treatments separated by about five weeks so you can allow the hair to grow in. After those five treatments, you should see a reduction by about 90% to 95% percent.
— Laser type matters — you can discuss this with your physician as some lasers work on certain women while others work on all types.
— This is permanent! Except for the face in women, because you’re not regenerating those follicles as you do in other areas.
— The cost will vary and it’s not covered by insurance. With that said, costs depend on where you’re doing the laser removal treatment.

If you have any questions about any of the above information, contact your board-certified dermatologist.

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