Laser Hair Removal Portsmouth
No matter the time of the season, having to shave or wax your body hair can be time-consuming and annoying. You spend your time and money shaving or waxing just for the hair to grow back, and then you have to repeat the whole process all over again. Are you seeking an effective long-term solution to unwanted body hair? The professionals at Dermacare are ready to assist you with laser hair removal.
Pain-Free Laser Hair Removal in Portsmouth, Virginia
Laser hair removal sets out to damage the follicles underneath the surface of your skin that are responsible for hair production and growth. Light energy is applied to the treatment area, targeting the melanin or pigment in each hair and effectively damaging that follicle to prevent future hair growth.
Hair follicles are only receptive to treatment when the hair is in the growth stage, also known as the anagen phase. Each hair on your body goes through three stages of hair growth. Some hairs are in the anagen phase while others are in the regressive or catagen phase, and lastly, the resting phase, or telogen phase.
Because technology has advanced, this laser light has become more discerning, making treatment possible for most men and women regardless of skin color or contrast. Additionally, technological advances have made laser hair removal almost pain-free and certainly more comfortable than electrolysis and laser hair removal using older, or less advanced lasers.
What is the Process for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a relatively easy process. First, you will schedule a telehealth or in-person consultation appointment at Dermacare of Hampton Roads. During your consultation you will share your treatment goals with the provider, including which area you would like to treat and what kind of end result you expect. The provider will ask questions about your medical history and examine your skin and hair to determine whether you are a good candidate for laser hair removal, whether any medications need to be stopped or changed prior to treatment, and how many treatments you can expect to achieve your desired results.
Then, you will schedule your laser hair removal treatments. You will need a series of treatments scheduled 6-8 weeks apart to ensure all hairs are targeted at least once while they are in their growth stage. At those appointments, you will show up at your scheduled appointment time after following all pre-treatment instructions, and your provider will perform the laser hair removal treatment. You will receive follow-up instructions, and you will be able to go right back to work and regular activities.
Schedule your free consultation with Dermacare of Hampton Roads.
Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal in Portsmouth, VA?
Laser hair removal used to be reserved for those with high contrast between their skin color and hair color, i.e. those with lighter skin and darker hair. However, Dermacare of Hampton Roads uses a state-of-the-art laser called Sciton BareHR that is almost pain-free and able to treat patients with minimal contrast between their skin color and their hair color. Even if you have been told you are not a candidate for laser hair removal at other medical spas, you may be a candidate at Dermacare of Hampton Roads.
Does Time of Year Matter for Laser Hair Removal in Portsmouth, VA?
No. You can schedule your consultation appointment and your laser treatments any time of year. We will provide you with instructions for ensuring a safe and positive experience, which might include limiting your sun exposure/tanning or using high-SPF sunscreen in the treated area immediately before and after your laser hair removal sessions.
What are the Pros of Laser Hair Removal?
Aside from eliminating the need for daily or weekly hair removal at home, laser hair removal reduces your risk of developing ingrown hairs, prevents stubble and pokey legs, is much less painful than waxing or tweezing, and offers lasting results that usually require maintenance only once a year.
Helps Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs are typically caused by shaving, so when you eliminate the need to shave, you reduce the likelihood of developing ingrown hairs.
Leaves Your Skin Softer
Shaving leaves hair beneath the surface of your skin, leaving your skin feeling prickly soon after a shave. Laser hair removal eliminates the hair both above and beneath the surface of the skin so that you can expect smooth skin instead of stubble.
No Painful Side Effects
Laser hair removal is not accompanied by painful side effects, so whether we treat your bikini area, your upper lip, your underarms, or somewhere else, you can keep up with your schedule without missing a beat.
Laser hair removal alleviates you from dealing with unwanted hair nearly every day. With once-a-year maintenance, you can achieve permanent hair removal.
How Safe is the Procedure for Laser Hair Removal in Portsmouth, VA?
Laser hair removal is safe when you receive treatment from qualified professionals in a clean setting and follow the pre- and post-care instructions you receive from your provider.
If you are looking for safe laser hair removal services in the Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Norfolk areas, choose a licensed provider practicing in a medspa or a dermatology clinic.
Be sure to follow all of the instructions provided to you before and after each treatment session, and reach out to your provider if you have questions.
What is the Cost of Laser Hair Removal in Portsmouth, Virginia?
Laser hair removal is typically priced per treatment area, and discounts might apply for patients who are seeking laser hair removal for multiple treatment areas. You can get a quote based on your unique treatment plan by scheduling a completely free consultation appointment with Dermacare of Hampton Roads.
Time to Leave the Burden of Shaving Behind
Ready for long-lasting low-maintenance hair reduction? Dermacare of Hampton Roads offers skincare and laser hair removal for all skin types, and treatment is almost pain-free with no downtime. To learn more, book an appointment with Dermacare of Hampton Roads today. We can’t wait to help you go from daily maintenance to hair-free!