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All You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

by | May 11, 2016 | Blog, Plastic Surgery Tips & Guides | 0 comments

Laser Hair Removal in Nashville, TN

Laser hair removal is an increasingly popular way to have smooth, hair-free legs, underarms, or bikini area without constant shaving. Until recently, laser hair removal was extremely painful, keeping many people turning back to razors. New technology, eVo-Velocity Laser is a pain-free hair removal system that can be used on any part of the body, regardless of age, sex, or skin type.

To prepare for the procedure, you do not need to grow your hair out. You should avoid waxing, plucking, or threading, but shaving is allowed and actually encouraged. During the procedure, many patients describe the sensation as a soothing hot stone massage or a warming sensation. eVo-Velocity Laser treatment does not feel like snapping rubber bands like typical laser hair removal. You may notice some redness after the procedure but can immediately go back to work or resume your normal activities.

The hair will remain after the procedure as the body pushes the hair out of the follicle. After the first treatment, you will be hair-free for several weeks. Several treatments are recommended for optimal results, as the hair grows back thinner and slower after each treatment. For areas above the neck, you should schedule a follow-up procedure 4-6 weeks after the first and for areas below the neck, you should schedule a follow-up procedure 6-8 weeks later. After treatment, avoid direct sunlight, treat the skin gently, and apply aloe vera or ice packs if you experience swelling.

Almost anyone can have laser hair removal. The effectiveness depends on your hair type and skin type. If you are looking for a pain-free way to rid your body of hair, schedule a consultation with Dr. MaDan to discuss how effective laser hair removal will be for you.