What is Laser Hair Removal?
Hair removal with a laser has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in America. It's an effective option for the long-term removal of unwanted hair on the face and/or body. This procedure usually leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and produces longer-lasting results compared to other options for hair removal. At Contemporary Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Robert Nossa performs effective and safe laser hair removal treatments for women and men in frequently needed areas, including the arms, legs, back, face, armpits, and intimate areas. Using GentleMax Pro by Candela®, our team can ensure comfortable and effective treatments for smoother skin. To schedule a consultation, please reach out to our office in Marstons Mills, MA.
What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
There are many benefits to laser hair removal for our Cape Cod patients, including:
- Removal of unwanted hair from various areas of the body
- Quick and effective treatments
- Results within 3 – 5 treatment sessions
- Long-lasting outcomes for most patients
- Effective for various skin and hair types
Am I a good candidate?
Laser hair removal is a gentle procedure that is helpful for many of our patients in the Cape Cod area. During your consultation, we will go over your concerns, needs, and goals to help decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Want to stop using other hair removal techniques (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have dark hair and lighter skin
- Are in overall good health
Our Laser Hair Removal Technique
During the procedure, we will smooth out the treatment area to create a direct pathway between the hair follicle root and the GentleMax Pro laser. The laser beam will target and disable the hair follicle, which prevents the hair from growing again. During the treatment, the GentleMax Pro laser will also emit cooling air to help make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Typically, you will need to get 3 – 5 treatments over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to see your best results. Your appointments will be spaced out in order to give the affected areas a chance to recover. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to cycle into the active growth phase so they can be treated. While the treatment is relatively gentle, your skin may look like it has a slight sunburn. After your session, you may get back to your normal activities, but you should avoid heavy activity or extended time outdoors for 24 hours.
Laser hair removal FAQs
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal does provide long-lasting outcomes for most people in Marstons Mills, MA, but it is not necessarily permanent. The good news is that most of our patients are happy with their results because treatment greatly reduces their dependence on manual hair removal methods like shaving. We can always perform follow-up laser sessions as needed.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Contemporary Dermatology may recommend 3 – 5 treatments for achieving maximal hair reduction. The number of laser sessions you require depends on many different factors, including your hair color, the coarseness of your hair, and skin color. Every patient is unique, so it is hard to predict your final results prior to your initial hair removal consultation.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Dr. Nossa will be able to recommend local anesthetics that will ease any discomfort you may experience during treatment. However, laser hair removal is generally very tolerable. Our experienced staff can also provide a detailed list of ways to reduce side effects like redness, swelling, and skin irritation after the sessions are completed.
Smooth without Shaving
If you are tired of spending energy, money, and time on plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule an appointment to hear more information about laser hair removal treatments in Marstons Mills, MA. During an appointment at Contemporary Dermatology, Dr. Robert Nossa will help you decide if laser hair removal with GentleMax Pro technology would be a good alternative to treat unwanted hair on your face and body.