Laser hair removal is a popular and safe method for removing unwanted hair. Laser hair removal can be effectively used areas all across the body. At Westford Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, we offer laser hair removal treatments and Boston for women and men who are tired of shaving, plucking, and waxing their unwanted hair.

How does laser hair removal work?

Lasers direct strong light to the hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicles soaks up the light. This light damages the hair follicle and hinders future hair growth. Lasers can be used in specific areas like the upper lip. Lasers can target the hair follicles without damaging the skin around the hair.

Preparing for laser hair removal

A lot of spas and salons offer laser treatment. But it is better to avoid laser treatment carried out by non-medical people. Only a trained and experienced professional will be able to safely and successfully carry out the laser treatment. You will have to avoid any tanning creams before this procedure. Hair removal methods such as electrolysis, waxing and plucking should be avoided before this treatment. The laser can destroy the hair follicles only if they are intact. You will have to discontinue anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning medicines.

The Laser Hair Removal Procedure

A topical anesthetic will be applied in the area half an hour before the treatment. A hand-held instrument will be used to deliver the laser to your skin. There may be a cooling device at the end of the instrument. Alternatively, a cooling gel may be applied to your skin. You can expect minimal discomfort during the treatment

The duration of the treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated and other factors. Smaller areas like the upper lip can need less than a minute of laser treatment. Our team can let you know what the expected length of your treatment will be.

After Laser Hair Removal

He treated areas may be red, irritated, and sensitive. You can apply ice packs to calm your skin. You should moisturize your skin. Take care to stay away from sunlight and tanning products for a week. You should avoid any other skin treatments for a couple of weeks after the procedure. The doctor will ask you to stay away from the sauna, hot showers, heat packs and hot tubs for a couple of days. Hair growth is a continuous process. Multiple treatments will be required in order to provide consistent results.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact Westford Dermatology & Cosmetic Center today to schedule a consultation for your laser hair removal in Boson. Our team can answer any questions you may have about the treatment, let you know what the expected cost of your laser hair removal will be, and provide you with personalized care and results.