Saying Goodbye to Waxing and Tweezing: 4 Questions About Laser Hair Removal Answered

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We’ve all done it: arrived at the beach or pool only to notice that we missed a spot shaving our legs or even worse–the bikini area. Sometimes it can seem like a full-time job just to keep up with all of the grooming that accompanies being a lady: among the hair and facial treatments, you have to keep up with waxing and tweezing as well. Cross one more thing off your list forever and consider getting laser hair removal.

What Should I have Done First?  When considering where you want to get laser hair removal done, ask yourself, “What is my problem area?” For example, is it impossible to keep up with your bikini area? Or are you constantly getting rashes after shaving your legs? Whatever problem area you’re most concerned with, start with that and if you’re happy with your results, you can get laser hair removal done everywhere else.

Is it Painful? Laser hair removal doesn’t resemble a relaxing day at the spa. When you go in for your treatment, be prepared to be uncomfortable during the entire thing. Many patients say that the laser feels like a rubber-band snapping on your skin. However, remember that the results are more than worth the small amount of pain you have to go through.

How Many Treatments Will I Have to Get? Talk to the doctor who is conducting the procedure and get their opinion on how many procedures you will have to get. Typically, most patients will have to have multiple procedures done to make sure that they get optimal results, but if your targeted area is small, you might only need to have one procedure done.

What are the side effects? Side-effects for laser hair removal are minimal and typically include bruising and redness around the targeted area. However, in rare instances some scarring or change in pigmentation has occurred. If you’re worried about the possible side effects, talk to the doctor who is administering the procedure. If you’re sick of the constant plucking, tweezing, and waxing that you have to undergo every month, maybe it’s time to consider getting rid of that unwanted hair once and for all with laser hair removal. To learn more or to schedule your appointment today, contact us.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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