Laser hair removal utilizes laser energy to selectively target and destroy hairs in the skin. The type of laser Dr. Osman uses is safe for all skin tones.
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The pigment of the hair shaft and the hair’s blood supply absorb laser light which heats the hair follicle and destroys it. Most patients need at least 6 treatment sessions spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart for good results. You can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
The cost of laser hair removal depends on the area being treated.
Laser hair removal is still one of the most popular laser treatments available even after so many years. That’s because laser hair removal works. Patients who suffer from unwanted hair growth on their face or body have an alternative to tweezing, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories.
Quick Answers: Laser Hair Removal
Is laser hair removal safe on darker skin types?
Yes. The type of laser that Dr. Osman uses is safer to use on all skin types. This laser penetrates past the top layer of skin to target the deeper hair follicle better than older lasers used for hair removal.
Can blond or gray hairs be removed by laser hair removal?
Unfortunately not. The laser interacts with the pigment of the hair during the removal process; therefore, hairs that do not have pigment are only minimally affected by the laser.
What will my skin look like immediately after laser hair removal?
You many notice generalized mild redness and small bumps around the hair follicles immediately after treatment. These go away quickly. Your hair may not fall out right away after treatment. Remember that for best results, multiple laser treatment sessions are needed.