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Excess or unwanted hair on the face and body is not only frustrating to remove, but it can also be a source of embarrassment. Unfortunately, the standard tools of the trade that most individuals use to remove unwanted hair are time-consuming, inconvenient, and even painful. Razors and waxing can cause razor burns, skin sensitivity, burns, and damaged hair follicles. Thankfully, waxing and shaving aren’t your only options, and permanent, beautiful results can be achieved with laser hair removal.

Remove Unwanted Hair for Good

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that eliminates unwanted hair on various parts of the body and face. This non-invasive treatment uses focused laser energy to target hair follicles, disrupting their growth cycle and reducing hair regrowth. Unlike traditional methods like shaving or waxing, laser hair removal offers long-lasting results, leaving the skin smooth and hair-free. It’s a safe and effective solution for individuals seeking a more convenient and permanent way to manage unwanted hair.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas:

  • Face
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Hands and fingers
  • Feet and toes

Advantages of Laser Hair Removal:

  • Provides permanent or long-term hair reduction
  • Targets specific hair follicles while leaving surrounding skin undamaged
  • Can treat multiple hair follicles simultaneously, making it efficient
  • Typically causes less pain compared to waxing or plucking
  • Minimizes the occurrence of ingrown hairs
  • Eliminates the need for regular shaving or waxing
  • This can lead to smoother, softer skin
  • Effective on various body areas and hair types
  • Offers consistent results with each treatment
  • Patients can resume their regular activities quickly

Am I A Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Thanks to modern advancements in laser technology, almost anyone can benefit from laser hair removal. Generally, those with fair skin and dark hair may experience more noticeably improved results sooner than those with lighter hair or deeper skin tones. However, regardless of skin tone, hair color, or hair texture, this procedure is worth pursuing with our team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads.

The best way to determine if laser hair removal services in Newport News and Williamsburg are right for you is to speak with our expert team of plastic surgeons. If you are looking for excellent cosmetic surgery in Hampton Roads, give us a call or fill out our contact form to schedule your initial consultation. Our team will happily take you through all your options and develop a treatment plan that ensures the most beautiful, lasting results.

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Laser Hair Removal Recovery Guidelines:

  • Use recommended creams or aloe vera to alleviate post-treatment redness.
  • Stay out of direct sunlight to prevent skin damage; use sunscreen when necessary.
  • Gently cleanse the treated area to avoid infections or irritations.
  • Opt for lukewarm water to prevent additional skin sensitivity.
  • Rest and avoid strenuous exercises for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • Wear loose-fitting attire to reduce friction and irritation on treated areas.
  • Refrain from using other hair removal methods in between sessions.
  • Drink plenty of water to help your skin recover and stay hydrated.
  • Adhere to the specific guidelines provided by your practitioner.
  • Ensure regular sessions for optimal, long-term results.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment in Hampton Roads

During your laser hair removal, our expert plastic surgeons in Hampton Roads use a special laser to target a single color light wave directly onto the melanin pigment in individual hair shafts within the treatment area. This light triggers a forced state of rest or hibernation in the hair follicle, essentially halting the growth cycle and permanently reducing new hair growth.

Depending on the location of your treatment, you may experience some discomfort. Patients often report that it feels like a slight snapping sensation against the skin. This discomfort is often mild and easily tolerated, though if you have particularly sensitive skin or your discomfort is intense, let your provider know immediately.

After laser hair removal, it’s normal to experience some redness and sensitivity in the affected area, similar to a sunburn. Some tenderness and swelling around the hair follicle are normal and should resolve naturally within a day or two. Our team will always provide specific aftercare instructions to minimize discomfort. To protect your skin after a procedure, avoid excessive heat, wear sunscreen, and minimize strenuous physical activity for at least 24 hours.

Lasting Results: Enjoy Smooth Skin for Many Years

While laser hair removal is significantly more effective for long-term results, multiple treatments are necessary. Rather than simply shaving or pulling out the hairs, as in traditional shaving and waxing options, the procedure targets the growth cycle of each hair follicle for lasting, noticeable results. Most patients require five to seven treatments to achieve these results, each spaced a few weeks apart. During this period, the hair grows back lighter, softer, and thinner until it is gone entirely.

After a completed laser hair removal treatment, you should be able to enjoy smooth skin free of stubble or hair for many years. Future hair growth may occur due to hormonal changes or as a side effect of certain medications and supplements, however. In these cases, you may need maintenance treatments a few times a year to enjoy lasting, smooth results.

Request Your Appointment Today

Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads is here to help you achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you desire. Our expert team of plastic surgeons in Newport News and Williamsburg is ready to assist you in achieving long-lasting hair reduction. All you have to do is request an appointment with our aesthetic team. Our providers will examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and initiate your laser hair removal plan to help you achieve smooth, stubble-free skin.

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