Laser Fast Hair Removal

Posted on October 1, 2013 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

While preparing your menus, gifts and guest lists for the coming Holidays, this is the perfect time to prepare your own personal skin care regime, as well. Facials, peels, fillers, BOTOX, there is an array of relaxing, rejuvenating and repairing beauty treatments to help you put your best face forward for the Season.

If removing unwanted hair is one of your ongoing concerns and you were intrigued by our recent discussion of laser hair removal treatments, let’s take a look at the actual procedure, side effects and follow-up care.

At least, 2 – 4 weeks prior to treatment, avoid exposure to the sun, which can interfere with the laser’s effectiveness and increase possible side effects. For the same period of time, avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing which removes the very hair roots that the laser is targeting. Shaving does not remove anything except the hair on the surface of the skin so may be used prior to the procedure.

During treatment, you and the practitioner will wear protective glasses and a cooling gel and, perhaps, a numbing agent may be applied to your skin. The hair to be treated may be trimmed or shaved within millimeters of the skin’s surface. While every patient reacts differently, laser hair removal is not, generally, known as a painful procedure. It has been described as the quick snap of an elastic band.

Upon completion of the procedure, you may receive ice packs for possible redness or swelling. Usually, side effects are very temporary. For a day or two, after treatment, your skin might feel as if it’s sunburned and cool compresses and moisturizers may eliminate any discomfort.

The best care, after laser treatments, is gentle care. Keep the area clean but refrain from scrubbing or using harsh products. And for at least 2 – 4 weeks, remember to apply a sun-
screen with an SPF of 30…which is a good habit to continue whenever you will be outdoors.

Do note that it might appear as if your hair is still growing. This will change over the next week or two as the treated hair will begin to fall out. And remember that new, untreated hair will be growing in and you should schedule your next appointment for between 4 – 6 weeks.

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Meet Dr. Fedonenko

Dr. Fedonenko is a member of the American College of Physicians and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

She completed her Residency at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1998 and since then has specialized in Cosmetic Dermatology.

She obtained additional training in aesthetic medicine procedures soon thereafter, and the results of her extensive training and experience show in each and every patient’s face. She’s a doctor that can truly been trusted with your skin care and anti-aging needs.

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8 Responses
  1. Over the past 25 years, I have tried various hair removal options like creams, waxing, tweezers and electrolysis to get rid of the excess hair problem due to a medical condition. To be honest, none of these options worked well for me and only provided temporary results. When I heard of laser hair removal, I did not hesitate to try it because it is said to provide permanent results. The treatment proved to be the least painful and most effective all the other methods I tried over the years. Although slightly uncomfortable, it is certainly not painful. The treatment has provided me with noticeable results in a short space of time and I am truly happy with the results.

  2. At the consultation, be sure to discuss a treatment plan and related costs. Laser hair removal is typically an out-of-pocket expense. Make sure the person you meet with is the one who will perform the treatment. Ask about the person’s training and years of experience and how often he or she performs laser hair removal—particularly on your skin tone and hair color.

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