About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular elective services in the United States. It's an effective method of long-term hair removal on the face and body. This laser treatment usually leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and provides great, lasting results compared to other common hair removal methods. Patients of board-certified dermatologist Rachel Day, M.D. at OneSkin Dermatology in Chambersburg, PA can receive effective and safe laser hair removal services for commonly desired locations, like the back, legs, arms, face, chest, and bikini area.
Hair removal with a laser is a safe treatment that is helpful for many people. At your initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns, needs, and goals to determine whether or not this treatment is right for you. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:
- Want to reduce hair on their face or body
- Want to stop using other techniques for hair removal (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have light skin and dark hair
- Are in good, overall physical health
You will receive your treatment in a private room at OneSkin Dermatology. Areas of your face and body being treated will first be washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and creams. During the procedure, a team member will smooth out the area to create a clear pathway between the hair follicle root and the laser. The energy from the laser will focus on and destroy the follicle, preventing the hair from growing again. Typically, you will need 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks for optimal results. Your sessions will be staggered to give the affected areas a chance to heal. This also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to become active so the laser can be effective. The revolutionary laser technology we use at OneSkin Dermatology targets only the hair follicle, which preserves the skin and other tissue in the treated area.
What to Expect
Although this procedure is mostly gentle, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a mild sunburn when lasers are used. After your treatment, you can resume all normal activities, but you should avoid strenuous activity and extended time outdoors for at least a day to let the treated skin recover. At home following your treatment, we suggest applying soothing creams or ice packs to minimize any mild discomfort.
Plan Your Service
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you are tired of spending time and energy on shaving, bleaching, and waxing, make an appointment to hear more about laser hair reduction sessions at OneSkin Dermatology in Chambersburg, PA. Laser hair reduction by board-certified dermatologist Rachel Day, M.D. will help you achieve smoother skin by effectively targeting unwanted hair on the body and face.