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Smooth Skin: Laser Hair Reduction

Dermatologists at Face and Skin Center provide laser hair reduction for our patients with areas of unwanted hair. This treatment can be used on most parts of the body.

During laser hair removal, the laser directs highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the hair in these follicles absorb the light, which in turn destroys the hair. Lasers can selectively target hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

While laser treatment may be more effective for those with light skin and dark hair, advances in laser technology also make the treatment an option for those with light skin and light hair, and dark skin. The expertise of the physician plays an important role in safely treating all skin types.

Typically, it may take up to six or seven laser treatments to see full results. Then, most patients are free of unwanted hair for several months. When the hair regrows, there tends to be less, and it is usually finer and lighter in color. Additionally, laser hair reduction can be repeated to manage regrowth.

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