Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is effective in removing bothersome hair for good! So you can save time and pain by eliminating the need to pluck, wax, or shave unwanted body hair. CosmedicDerm offers laser hair removal for all ages and skin types.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to getting rid of unwanted body hair. When targeted with laser energy, the hair pigment absorbs the light and is destroyed. Laser hair removal is commonly done on the face, legs, underarms, arms, bikini lines, and stomach.

Who is a Candidate?

Using the most advanced lasers on the market, Cosmedicderm is able to provide safe and effective laser hair removal to those young and old with any skin color. Patients with unwanted body hair that they wish to permanently remove can be candidates for laser hair removal, however, some will be better candidates than others. Laser hair removal works by affecting the melanin in the hair, so those with darker hair will see more effective results. The best candidates will have black, brown, or red hair. Those with lighter hair can still see effective results using different laser settings. Those with white hair are not good candidates for hair removal because there is no melanin present.

How it Works

Before treatment begins, the laser will be adjusted to the hair type, thickness, and color. During laser hair removal, pulses of laser light are sent through the handpiece to target a small section of hair. The laser is moved across the skin in a grid-like pattern until the entire area has been treated. The treated hair will then shrivel and fall out in the next week or two. Due to our hair’s natural growth cycle, only hair present can be treated in a session. Approximately 20% of hair is shed in a natural cycle, so those will not be present to be treated. A total of 8-10 sessions are usually required to completely remove all hair. After each treatment, hair grows more slowly, finer in texture, and less in amount. The sessions are spaced out to allow new hair to grow and be treated.

Downtime and Side Effects

After laser hair removal treatment, your skin might be red and feel similar to a sunburn. You can use a cool compress or cream to help with any discomfort. You should avoid putting makeup on for the rest of the day and use sunscreen between sessions.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal, call the CosmedicDerm office today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shauna Diggs and her staff are ready to offer you best-in-class medical and cosmetic care as Michigan’s leaders in comprehensive skin health and rejuvenation.