Dealing with hair removal can feel like a time consuming and expensive chore. Over the counter hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, or depilatory gels and creams can be effective in the short term, but the results are short-lived and often come with complications like razor burn, ingrown hairs, and even scarring and infection in extreme cases. If you are looking for an effective and longer-term solution to getting rid of unwanted facial and body hair, laser hair removal may be a good option for you. The providers at Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center offer a range of aesthetic and dermatology services.
Studies have found that American men and women can spend over $200 on average a month on hair removal products (and then there's the investment of time). That amounts to thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime!
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal uses light energy to deliver heat through the hair follicle, which interrupts hair growth. The dermatology team at Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center offers several laser hair removal options for patients with all skin tones:
- Candela GentleLASE 755 nm alexandrite laser
- Cynosure Elite+ laser
Laser hair removal can be used throughout the body on areas where unwanted hair is most likely to grow including:
- Facial hair
- Bikini line
Hair removal with laser therapy typically requires several appointments, and the results become more noticeable and pronounced over time. The number of treatments needed varies from person to person depending on the area of the body being treated, hair color, and skin tone, and other individual factors.
For more information about laser hair removal treatments, contact Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center today to schedule a free consultation with our Aesthetician by calling (336) 768-1280 in Winston Salem.