Imagine never having to shave, wax or pluck again! Annapolis Plastic Surgery offers laser hair removal for a permanent reduction in unwanted hair. Over the course of six to eight sessions, you will see a significant reduction in the volume, texture and growth of unwanted hair.
Our laser hair removal treatments are safe to use on all skin types and colors.
Understanding How Laser Hair Removal Works
Hair grows in three phases. The laser is only effective on hair that is in the active growth phase, therefore it is important to have multiple laser treatments to effectively remove unwanted hair.
- Anagen Phase (Growth Phase): This is the active phase when hair contains the most amount of melanin. Laser hair removal is only affective on hair in the anagen phase.
- Catagen Phase (Regression Phase): In this stage, hair shrinks in size and stops growing.
- Telogen Phase (Resting Phase): During the telogen phase, old hair is shed from the follicle and new hair begins to grow in it’s place.
Laser Hair Removal – What to Expect
Laser hair removal can be performed virtually anywhere on the body. The most popular areas are the legs, arms, back, chest, abdomen, bikini and face. Each laser hair removal treatment is tailored to the individual according to hair color, texture, location and skin type. You can be confident that we will provide you with the safe, high quality laser hair removal treatments you desire.
Laser hair removal is generally not a painful procedure. The doctor may apply a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable during treatment. The sensation of the laser is usually described as being like a rubber band snap. Some areas are more sensitive than others such as the bikini area and chest.
There is generally no downtime associated with the laser hair removal procedure. Most patients leave immediately and resume their normal activity. You may experience some redness or mild swelling that will gradually decrease in one to two days.