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March 30, 2020
Category: Dermatology

Tired of having to pluck, wax, and shave every few days? Dealing with thick, dark and unsightly hair in visible areas such as the chin or shoulders? If so, a dermatologist can provide you with a more effective solution for getting rid of unwanted body hair faster and easier. The answer lies in laser hair removal.

Plucking and waxing can be painful and shaving can leave you with ingrown hairs and irritation. None of these methods are fun. Plus, you have to keep doing it every few days or every week if you want smooth skin. Why go through the hassle when a dermatologist can help you get rid of hair without ever having to lift a finger?

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. This procedure makes it easy to get smoother skin without having to deal with tweezing, shaving, or waxing. This non-invasive laser treatment can treat just about any part of the body; however, it’s most often used to treat the,

  • Chest
  • Upper lip and chin
  • Back
  • Bikini line
  • Underarm
  • Legs
  • Shoulder

Thanks to advanced laser technology, our dermatologist can provide patients with a safe, effective, and comfortable laser treatment to help them target and remove unwanted hair for the long term. Most laser systems offer a built-in cooling system to make treatment as comfortable as possible. Depending on the size of the treatment area, laser hair removal can take as little as 10 minutes for regions such as the upper lip or chin and as long as one hour (for a full back).

Since hair grows in cycles, you will need to get several laser hair removal sessions to ensure that our dermatologist removes as much of the hair as possible. The average person will get anywhere from 4-6 sessions. During laser hair removal, the handheld device will be directed over the skin to target and heat up the hair follicles to destroy them, preventing them from growing back. While laser hair removal will not permanently get rid of the hair, it will help the hair grow back fewer, finer, and lighter so they are far less visible.

If you think laser hair removal could help you feel more confident in your appearance, then your cosmetic dermatologist can give you the smoother results you want before summer hits.

September 04, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Dealing with hair removal can feel like a time consuming and expensive chore. Over the counter hair Laser_hair_Removalremoval 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
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Arms

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.