Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair is an unwanted burden.

You may shave, tweeze, or wax obnoxious hairs away. Regardless of how you handle hair removal, chances are you spend a lot of time and money keeping unwanted hair at bay.

There is a better solution: Laser hair removal.

Dermacare Hampton Roads is your leading local expert in how to make this cutting-edge technology work for you.

Laser Hair Removal and Hair Growth

Healthy hair grows in three stages. First, the growing or anagen stage. Second, the resting or telogen stage. Third, the transitional or catagen stage.

 

During the first stage, hair is susceptible to laser energy. Hair in the second and third stages of growth is resistant to it. At any time, various percentages of body hair will be in each of these phases. As a result, laser hair removal is unlikely to be successful without multiple treatment sessions.

Frequent Asked Questions

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. It pulses for a fraction of a second and vaporizes the pigment, disabling numerous follicles to eliminate or significantly impede hair growth.

Is It Painful?

The treatment can cause a slight tingling or stinging sensation. Topical anesthesia can be an option for sensitive areas.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

We typically recommend a series of five treatments for new patients. Due to the normal hair growth cycle, touchup sessions may be needed to ensure all unwanted hair is successfully removed.

How Long Do Treatments Take?

Treatment time varies based on the size of the area treated and the technique used. Small areas like the upper lip can take as little as five minutes. Large areas like the back of the leg could take up to one hour.

 

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