How Safe is Laser Hair Removal?

With experienced professionals at the helm, laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently remove unwanted body hair.

For many people, body hair can be embarrassing and frustrating to conceal. There is no real function for hair that grows on the pubic Laser Hair Removal Treatmentarea, legs, abdomen, underarms or face, making it an unwelcome distraction. Shaving and plucking are temporarily effective, but they are both time-consuming and can cause skin irritation. For those who want a safe, permanent way to be rid of their body hair, Delaware Valley Dermatology Group of Wilmington suggests laser hair removal treatment.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure performed at your Wilmington dermatologist's office that eradicates body hair with a light-producing device. These specialized lasers are designed to target the darkest area to which they are exposed; since hair is usually darker than the skin it grows from, the laser's heat targets the hair and its follicles, leaving the surrounding skin intact. With the follicles weakened, the hair cannot grow.

Is laser hair removal safe? 

In inexperienced hands, laser hair removal can cause burns, scars or permanent pigment changes. For this reason, having the procedure performed at a licensed dermatology practice is important to both your health and your satisfaction. The healthcare providers at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group have been highly trained in both aesthetic and medical techniques, which means you will achieve the best possible results with your health and safety as our main priority. 

During the procedure, many patients say that there is a momentary "rubber band snap" feeling associated with the laser. Your Wilmington dermatologist can apply a topical anesthetic before getting started with your treatment. Since your skin may be tender after your session, the application of ice packs or aloe gel is recommended.

The professional and skilled team at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group look forward to answering any further questions you may have about laser hair removal in Wilmington. Call today to set up a consultation!