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What to expect from Milpitas laser hair removal treatment


Many of us envision our best skin as being smooth, without signs of razor burn, nicks, or stubble. For ages, beauty has been observed in skin that is smooth, soft, and silky. For skin to be seen in such a way, it cannot be covered with hair. Since ancient times, men and women alike have worked tirelessly to obtain their idea of beauty by grooming areas in which hair is not wanted. Most adults perform some type of hair removal on a regular basis. For many, this is a daily chore. If you wish to maximize time and money in the area of grooming, you may want to investigate the benefits of laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal was not the first dermatologic treatment for unwanted hair. The first attempt at permanent hair reduction came in the way of electrolysis, a treatment still offered by some. Electrolysis treats hair follicles individually, making the task of hair reduction tedious and uncomfortable. Far more comfortable than electrolysis for our patients from Milpitas and surrounding areas is laser hair removal. With this treatment, all that is felt is a slight snapping sensation as the laser light is absorbed by hairs within their follicles.

Modern laser hair removal is sophisticated technology that makes treatments themselves very efficient and straightforward. Most people who undergo laser hair removal are able to do so without the use of local anesthetic. For sensitive areas, a topical anesthetic can be applied for improved comfort. Treatments are tailored to each individual, based on skin type and tone, and can be designed by an experienced member of our dermatology team for just about any area of the body.

Laser hair removal treatments are typically completed within about thirty minutes, depending on the area of the body we are treating. An estimate for the recommended number of treatments is discussed during the initial consultation visit. The permanent reduction of hair in any given area tends to require between six and twelve treatment sessions. In order to achieve lasting results, it is important to commit to the entire round of treatments.

One of the nice things about laser hair removal is that there is no down time following treatments. The primary recommendation we give our patients is to continue practicing excellent sun protection throughout the process of hair removal.

At the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, patients receive outstanding care from experienced practitioners who share a commitment to excellence. With proven technology, we can help you get rid of unwanted hair. Contact our office in Milpitas or Fremont for your hair removal consultation.

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