Laser Hair Removal Services Near Me
Dealing with unwanted hair growth can be extremely frustrating. Although temporary solutions like shaving and waxing exist, they require frequent maintenance and can lead to razor burns and other discomfort. Drs Molly Walterhoefer and Megan Casady Flahive are happy to offer Laser Hair Removal at their Annapolis, Maryland office, a longer-lasting solution to unwanted hair growth. Laser Hair Removal is a safe and effective option for both men and women.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser Hair Removal uses laser light to target and destroy individual hair follicles, leading to a noticeable reduction in hair growth in the area. This non-invasive laser procedure can be used to reduce the growth of unwanted hair in nearly any area of the body, including underarms, legs, back, and sensitive bikini areas. Multiple sessions are recommended to achieve the best results.
Laser hair removal – how does it work?
At Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, our state-of-the-art Laser Hair Removal device emits a gentle beam of light, which is selectively absorbed by the melanin present in the hair follicle. The absorbed light energy is then converted to heat, which damages the hair follicle and inhibits its ability to grow hair. The selective nature of the device means the outermost layer of skin is bypassed, leaving it undamaged. Laser Hair Removal has been proven to be safe and effective for most skin types and, best of all, requires virtually no downtime.
How many laser hair removal treatments will be required for best results?
The number of treatments recommended will be dependent on:
- Hair Color
- Skin color
- The amount of hair that needs to be removed
- Coarseness of hair being removed
For the best results, it is recommended that treatment be performed while your hair is at a certain stage in its growth cycle. When you visit us for a consultation, our team can assess your candidacy for Laser Hair Removal and determine the best time for you to receive treatment.
Are you a good candidate for laser hair removal?
One of the most important factors that determine whether you are a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal is the color of your hair. People with darker hair, such as black or brown, are typically the best candidates for this treatment. This is because the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle, and darker hair contains more pigment, making it easier for the laser to detect and eliminate.
Another factor that can affect your suitability for Laser Hair Removal is your skin tone. People with light skin and dark hair are considered the ideal candidates for this procedure. This is because the contrast between the hair and skin makes it easier for the laser to detect and target the hair follicles. We recommend scheduling a quick consultation with our Laser Hair Removal specialist to determine whether this treatment is right for you.