Medical Procedures Center
Lorenzo Berlanga, MD
Dermatology Procedures and Primary Care located in Midland, MI
Are you tired of the endless cycle of shaving, waxing, plucking, then dealing with unwanted hair regrowth? If so, laser hair removal might be a great fit for you, and it’s among the advanced laser treatments available from Lorenzo Berlanga, MD, of Medical Procedures Center in Midland, Michigan. Explore how laser hair removal can deliver soft, smooth skin during a one-on-one consultation. Booking takes just moments over the phone.
Laser Hair Removal Q&A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses concentrated light to reduce unwanted body hair. The best way to understand how laser hair removal works is to consider the way your hair normally grows.
Your body is covered in hair follicles, which are tiny sacs on the surface of your skin. At the base of each sac is a hair root that generates hair cells. As these cells multiply, they stack atop one another, eventually exiting the surface of your skin.
Hair growth occurs in cycles, including an active growth phase, resting phase, and shedding phase. Laser hair removal is most effective in the active growth phase, which is why it takes multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.
Laser hair removal uses carefully controlled heat to damage the hair root, preventing normal regrowth. The laser platform uses state-of-the-art cooling technology to ensure the surface of your skin remains at a comfortable temperature.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Everyone has a unique experience with laser hair removal, but there is no significant or lasting pain associated with these treatments. Many men and women compare the sensation to the snap of a rubber band against their skin.
You’ll feel more of these snapping sensations during the first session. On subsequent visits, there is less hair to treat, and therefore fewer “snaps.”
If you have especially sensitive skin, you can ask for a numbing cream to apply about an hour prior to your appointments. There is no recovery needed after laser hair removal, but you should take care to avoid exposing your skin to the sun or hot water for a couple of days.
Isn’t laser hair removal expensive?
The initial cost of laser hair removal may make it seem like an expensive treatment, but when you take a closer look, the investment makes sound financial sense. All those razors, wax strips, salon visits, and depilatory creams add up over time.
There is also the value of your time to consider. Shaving, waxing, and plucking requires frequent upkeep and can also be inconvenient. Laser hair removal delivers lasting results with just a few short sessions.
If you’ve been thinking of giving laser hair removal a try but aren’t sure where to begin, schedule a visit at Medical Procedures Center today. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or you can always call or stop by the office to schedule an appointment.