When it comes to unwanted body hair, most people resort to shaving, plucking or waxing to clear their skin, but these solutions are only temporary and can result in uncomfortable skin irritation or ingrown hairs. At Cosmetic Surgical Arts, we offer a comfortable, convenient and more permanent solution – laser hair removal.
With locations in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon in Washington (serving Seattle/Bellevue), Cosmetic Surgical Arts is led by Dr. Don Wortham. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how laser hair removal can help keep your skin smooth and silky for good.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country, laser hair removal stands apart from other hair removal techniques for its ability to target body hair at the source underneath the skin. Using a handheld device, our experienced medical team will deliver pulses of controlled laser energy into the skin. Laser hair removal is a non-ablative treatment, meaning it bypasses the surface while leaving the skin intact.
In the deeper dermal layers, the laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicles and is converted to heat. During this process the hair follicle is disabled, preventing future hair regrowth.
What Does Laser Hair Removal Treat?
This treatment is safe for most skin types and can effectively address hair growth on multiple areas of the body such as the:
- Upper lip and chin
- Bikini areas
For men who are interested in laser hair removal, this treatment can thin out areas of excess hair as well as smooth them completely. During your consultation, our medical team can discuss this option with you.
Is the Hair Permanently Gone?
Hair growth comes in three different stages, and the hair follicles can only be effectively targeted during the last stage. As hair does not all grow in the same stage at the same time, it may take multiple sessions of laser hair removal in order to disable all of the follicles in the treatment area. The number of sessions you may need can also depend on the size of the treatment area – smaller areas such as the lip and chin can be treated more quickly than the legs or back, for example.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As laser hair removal does not damage the skin, there is no healing time required after treatment. The skin may appear flushed or red akin to a sunburn, but this is typically mild and subsides after a few days. Visit your #1 provider of laser hair removal in Seattle, Bellevue and nearby areas.
Contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation and find out how laser hair removal can safely and comfortably get rid of unwanted body hair and keep your skin silky smooth.