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Laser Hair Removal Facts

Medical Name:
Laser Hair Removal
Common Name:
Laser Hair Removal
Estimated Cost:
Type of Anesthesia:
Length of Procedure: 5 minutes to an hour
Down Time: None
Recovery Time: None
Discomfort Level: Minimal when performed correctly.
Procedure Location: Office, Clinic
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What is Laser Hair Removal?

We find hair all over our bodies. Some in more common areas like the head and eyebrows, then there are places where would not like to find hair growing, like the back, arms, legs. Many of us spend time either cutting, shaving or waxing these areas, only to find hair growing back just a short time later. You can continue doing these routine practices, or choose to undergo laser hair removal, a cosmetic procedure designed to help permanently remove hair from unwanted areas. During this procedure, laser energy passes through the skin and the hair follicle pigment absorbs it. The hair follicles are then disabled.

Patients must remember that there are no guarantees in cosmetic surgery, and the same goes with laser hair removal. Laser hair removal may be able to completely remove unwanted hair, or it may just make the hair thinner, or reduce the amount of hair in that area. The procedure may not work on those with light-colored hair, or on darker skin tones. Please check with your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to see if laser hair removal is right for you.

Feel free to look through the "Essential Facts" presented on laser hair removal. These facts can help answer some of the more frequently asked questions about this cosmetic procedure. You can also learn more about laser hair removal in our "Research" section. However, the information presented on this website should not be confused for actual medical advice. If you wish to gain a more thorough understanding of this procedure, please consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.

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