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FAQs About Laser Hair Removal in Boston

Are you tired of waxing and shaving? If you answered yes, then laser hair removal in Boston could be right for you. Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles with a laser to temporally reduce hair growth. Here are some common laser hair removal questions answered.

Am I a Candidate?

The provider determines if you are a candidate at your first meeting. In the past, the ideal candidates had fair skin and dark hair, so the laser could tell the difference between the melanin in the hair and skin. However, advanced laser technology makes it possible for various skin tones and hair colors.

Will I Need Multiple Sessions?

Since laser hair removal treatment only reduces hairs while they are in the growth phase, you will need more than one session. The average client needs a series of treatment sessions spaced multiple weeks apart along with maintenance sessions down the line as needed. The heat from the laser makes the hairs dormant, so it takes longer for them to grow back. You still save time shaving and waxing using the dormancy stage, and the hairs will not be as thick. Results do vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors.

What Parts of the Body Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

Laser hair removal works on the legs, bathing suit line, back, chin, and underarms. In fact, it is safe for most parts of the body, since the laser only reaches under the dermis, the outer skin layer. The only area not advised for laser hair removal treatment is the area around the eyes.

How Long Does a Session Take?

Lasers can target the follicles in milliseconds, but the length of the sessions depends on the number of areas to be treated and other factors. Small areas, such as the lip and chin, may only take a minute or two. The armpits and larger areas can take longer. It all depends on the unique case.

What Should I Expect After the Treatment?

After laser hair removal in Boston, the skin may look like you have a slight sunburn, but an ice compress and moisture cream can help. The sun-burned look is not permanent, so it will go away fairly quickly.

Laser hair removal in Boston removes hair without the need for more invasive procedures. Reach out to Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham to learn more information. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!