Laser Hair Removal: Does It Actually Work?

Laser hair removal at our Baton Rouge practice can effectively eliminate hair almost anywhere on the body, including the underarms, legs, bikini area, chest, back, face, and eyebrows. However, the approach’s success depends on 2 factors: how and when the treatments take place. If either the timing or the technique used during laser hair removal is overlooked, you may not see the results you desire. If done right, however, you’ll achieve silky smooth skin that lasts for years.

In this post, I’ll explain what goes into a successful laser hair removal treatment and how you can make sure your results are everything you’re looking for.

A woman considering laser hair removal rests in her bathing suit next to a pool.

Laser Hair Removal Technique

When it comes to the actual laser used during a treatment, it is important to consider the device’s quality, since this affects not only your results but also your safety. Weiler Plastic Surgery uses advanced lasers designed to deliver safer, more comfortable, and more effective treatments than other devices. They’re also able to treat a wider variety of skin tones and hair types.

Even the most sophisticated laser won’t deliver ideal results unless it’s operated by a skilled professional. It’s important to make sure your treatment is performed by a trained provider who can use the technology in a skillful manner to effectively target follicles. A qualified technician will use the proper settings to decrease any chances of a negative reaction to the device.

You’ll achieve the best results if you select a practice equipped with both high-quality devices and skilled staff members. Learn more about our practice’s approach to laser hair removal in this blog post.

Timing for Laser Hair Removal

The timing of your treatments also plays a big role in their success. Hair grows in phases, and laser hair removal only targets follicles currently in the active growth phase. Since follicles enter this phase at different rates, a series of 6 to 8 treatments spaced about a month apart is typically necessary to make sure the maximum number of active follicles are targeted.

I encourage my patients to think of this treatment as “laser hair reduction,” because a small amount of maintenance is often needed after completing a full round of treatments. You can expect to require a bit of upkeep once every 1 to 2 years, which is still a notably smaller time commitment than daily shaving, waxing, or tweezing.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?

Laser hair removal is a viable option for anyone ready to commit to the necessary number of treatments along the required timeline. If you’re eager to achieve silky smooth skin on a long-lasting basis, it may be just the solution you’re looking for. You can learn more about the ins and outs of laser hair removal in Cosmopolitan’s 12 Facts You Need to Know.

To learn more about laser hair removal here in Baton Rouge, please contact us online or call (225) 399-0001 (Baton Rouge), (985) 902-7770 (Hammond), or (225) 900-7002 (Denham Springs) to request a personal consultation.

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