Laser Hair Removal

For both men and women, hair can be a nuisance when it grows in places where it’s unwanted. Imagine a solution to decrease time spent having to shave, wax or tweeze all that unwanted hair. Laser hair removal in Kirkland, Washington can be that solution for you in a series of quick and simple sessions.

The Procedure

Laser hair removal utilizes beams of highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. As the dark pigment of hair follicles absorb the light, it destroys the unwanted hair without damaging the surrounding skin. Each pulse of light takes a fraction of a second and is very effective in treating large areas. For example, small areas, such as the upper lip, can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the arms or legs, may take up to an hour or longer. After three to five sessions of laser hair removal, ninety percent of patients achieve permanent hair loss. Due to the fact that the laser only pulls dark hair pigment not everyone is a candidate for Laser Hair Removal.

The Recovery

After the procedure, patients may experience mild discomfort, but this can subside with ice packs or anti-inflammatory creams. The treated area will appear and feel like mild sunburn, but this generally fades within an hour. Other potential side effects include swelling, scarring, and redness, but permanent changes or scars are very rare. Over a month, your hair will begin to fall out and for permanent results, you should undergo treatments until the hair stops growing.

If you are unhappy with tweezing, shaving, and waxing to remove unwanted hair, contact Partington Plastic Surgery and Laser Center today for more information and to schedule your consultation.