Laser hair removal is a procedure that has been used for many years to remove unwanted hair. The word “lase” is actually an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Laser hair removal works by using a laser to target specific pigment in the hair follicle, which causes the pigment to heat up and destroy the follicle. This process is repeated on multiple hairs until all of them are gone.
Here’s what you can expect during your first appointment:
Our staff will take some photos of the areas that you want treated and give you an estimate of how many sessions will be needed. They will also ask if there are any certain areas that should not be treated because they may cause complications if they are burned or damaged by the laser energy (such as moles or birthmarks).
Once we get all of this information, we will give you a consultation and answer any questions that you might have about treatment options, costs and side effects. We will also discuss aftercare instructions with you at this time so that we can help you avoid any unwanted side effects from laser hair removal treatment.
The laser hair removal process is done in stages, with each session typically lasting between 10 and 30 minutes. During the treatment, a laser beam passes over the skin. The light hits the pigment in the hair follicle, which absorbs it and heats up the follicle. When heated, the follicles are destroyed, causing hair growth to stop.
The laser will be focused on different areas of your body — legs, bikini line and underarms — during each visit. The number of treatments you need depends on factors such as your skin tone and hair color. Your doctor will let you know how many sessions you’ll need.
We’ll work with you to determine your treatment plan based on your unique needs and goals. If you are looking for a laser hair removal clinic that can provide you with the best results, then look no further than Westport Dermatology & Laser Center. Call 203-226-3600 today to schedule your consultation.