FAQs about Laser Hair Removal

Learn more about what to expect when you get laser hair removal in Wilmington at at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, LLC.

Though the weather is still cold and wintry, it’s never too early to start thinking about the warmer weather and preparing to show off your summer body. However, if you are dealing with unwanted hair, removing it may be your first order of business. Don’t wait untiLaser Hair Removall the last minute to opt for hair removal, especially now that laser hair removal in Wilmington makes it easier than ever to get rid of unwanted hair. Learn more about this popular hair removal process.

Q. How does laser hair removal work?

A. The laser we use emits a wavelength that the pigment in the hair follicle absorbs. This beam of light turns to heat, which breaks down and destroys the hair follicles to prevent hair regrowth.

Q. What areas of the body can laser hair removal treat?

A. Laser hair removal is safe to use on any part of the face or body that has unsightly hair growth. The most popular areas tend to be underarms, legs, back, chest and bikini line; however, laser treatment is effective on any region of the body.

Q. How many laser treatment sessions do I need?

A. Most of our patients require anywhere from six to eight treatments to get the results they want. However, a lot will depend on the thickness of the hair and how large the area is that we are treating. Some patients may need more or fewer sessions to obtain optimal results.

Q. How long do laser hair removal sessions take?

A. This will depend on what part of the body you are treating. Smaller areas like the upper lip or underarms may take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, while larger areas like the legs or the back can take an hour or more.

Q. Is laser hair removal painful?

A. Laser technology has come a long way, especially when it comes to cosmetic procedures. While the treatment isn’t considered painful some people do experience a slight sensation similar to having a rubber band snapped against their skin.

Q. Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

A. While laser hair removal tends to work best on those with fairer skin and dark, thick hair, it can still offer great results for someone with lighter hair (e.g. blonde; red) or darker skin.

Get your body bikini ready with laser hair removal. Call your Wilmington dermatologist at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, LLC to schedule your first hair removal session.