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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Lancaster Family Health

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Lancaster, PA

Unwanted hair can be uncomfortable and unsightly. At Lancaster Family Health in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the team of expert providers, including Dr. Christopher Porter and Dr. Mark Cohen, offers laser hair removal using the cutting-edge technology from CynosureⓇ. To learn how you can achieve smooth skin with a few simple laser sessions, call the office or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal targets your hair follicles with intense beams of concentrated light. The light is absorbed by pigment in your hair follicles, essentially destroying the hair.

Why should I consider laser hair removal?

Hair removal methods, such as waxing, shaving, tweezing, and depilatories require constant upkeep. Laser hair removal eliminates hair for good, so once growth is reduced, you don’t have to keep returning for maintenance treatments.

Laser hair removal is also precise, quick, and predictable.

How many sessions will I need?

Hair grows in cycles, and not all hair is at the same point in the cycle. You need multiple sessions of laser hair removal to get all the hair follicles when they’re in a growth cycle and vulnerable to destruction.

The number of sessions you’ll need to achieve smooth, hair-free skin depends on your skin type, hair density, and hair color. Most people achieve permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions, usually scheduled about six weeks apart.

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Women commonly seek laser hair removal to address excess facial hair or hair on their legs, arms, or armpits. Men also benefit from laser hair removal if they desire a smooth, hairless back or chest.

Laser hair removal is most effective on coarse, dark hair and people with light skin.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

You feel a zing as the laser hits the skin and penetrates to the hair follicle. Sessions are relatively short, however, and as soon as sensations start to become uncomfortable in one area, the laser is moved to another.

You’ll be given ice packs and anti-inflammatory creams following the session to ease discomfort.

What is recovery like following laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal requires no downtime, so you can go back to work or school or other daily activities right afterward. You may have some redness or sensitivity in your skin for a day or two following treatment, almost as if your skin is slightly sunburned.

To find out if you’re a candidate for the convenience of laser hair removal, call Lancaster Family Health or book an appointment online.

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