Luckily, you can cut back on the amount of time spent on upkeep for your body hair through laser hair removal in Frisco with Dermatology Consultants.
Laser hair removal is the best way to achieve smooth, hairless skin with results that last. It’s a fast-acting procedure with minimal discomfort that can be used on any problem area on your skin. With laser removal, there’s no lumps, bumps, or rashes. In just a few treatments, you can get hairless, smooth skin long term.
Because laser hair removal is still relatively new to many people, the concern about what to expect can be a source of anxiety. While many know about the application of lasers during surgery, the process for hair removal is still unknown for those not as familiar with hair removal treatments. It may sound painful or risky when you first look into the process, but laser hair removal is very safe when working with a reputable dermatologist like Dr. Weisberg and, for many people, the laser treatment is barely felt even without numbing cream.
Before treatment begins, you might have longer hair on the area trimmed shorter with a pair of scissors to prepare for treatment. Depending on what area is being treated, you may also need to strip down and wear a robe as you would for a massage. To protect your eyes from the light of the laser, you will be given the same type of protective glasses you’ll see your Frisco dermatologist wearing. Finally, before the procedure begins, your dermatologist will rub a topical numbing agent to the area being treated to keep discomfort to a minimum. Your dermatology consultant will help guide you through this preparation process to keep you comfortable and aware of every step.
Your dermatologist will pass a laser tool over the area being treated, pressing it against the skin, and doing several sweeps. A cooling gel or tip on the tool will likely be used to prevent any potential discomfort or irritation from the heat of the tool. Depending on the size of the area, treatments can take a few minutes or a few hours, and typically, 3-6 treatments will be needed to get the best results. You can expect to make appointments for follow-up treatments before leaving the office for the day. Follow-up treatments are done after the skin has healed.
Your skin will undergo some irritation within the first few hours following treatment. Typically, the skin will be red, swell, and have touch sensitivity during this time. If you have a reaction to the laser immediately following the treatment, the dermatologist will apply a topical steroid treatment to manage symptoms. After this, a patient can expect sun sensitivity and hair shedding in the affected area. Avoid exposing the treated skin to sunlight and tanning beds while the skin heals and make sure to always apply quality sunscreen to the skin when outside.
Dermatology Consultants’ Dr. Weisberg will guide you through the entire procedure with expert advice and clear instructions. Dr. Weisberg is a well-respected dermatologist in Frisco that has treated many people in the area with laser hair removal. Dr. Weisberg is happy to answer questions and address concerns as patients have them. To set up a consultation with Dr. Weisberg and learn more about Dermatology Consultants’ treatments for laser hair removal in Frisco, call (972) 335-2727 today and schedule an appointment!