Are you a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Posted on October 6, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Chances are you have unwanted hair at least somewhere on your body. Whether you have it on your

arms, legs, face, pubic area etc. would you like to see the last of it?

There are a number of ways do that but laser hair removal shows the best results. It is a less painful alternative to waxing and offers long lasting effects compared to electrolysis.

However, that does not mean that everyone is a good candidate for the treatment. In the last couple of years the technology has advanced enough to be safer and more effective for multiple skin types but the only way to know for sure is through a consultation.

Generally speaking you are a good candidate for this treatment if you are sick and tired of plucking, shaving and waxing. Hair on the legs, armpits and back can be removed with this treatment saving you a lot of time and energy. The treatment works best for those who have a lot of hair in those areas so if you want to shape your eyebrows permanently, electrolysis might be a better way to go about it.

If you can stand a bit of discomfort, you are a good candidate for this treatment. The laser will feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin multiple times but the pain is negligible depending on the intensity.

Plus, you also need to realize that although it can be very effective, the treatment is not an overnight solution. Remember, the hair on your body grows differently and each part of your body experiences it differently in terms of growth. So if your facial hair for instance grows back thicker than ever by your next session, that just means it needs a different intensity laser. Your doctor will know which frequency to use to determine which one will blast that unwanted hair away for months on end.

Laser hair removal is best for those who have dark skin but there is no harm in asking your doctor whether you are a suitable candidate – even if you have lighter skin. Contact the clinic today to get your appointment. Dr Poulos has extensive experience conducting this treatment and can help you determine the best course of action. She has been in private practice since 1995 and is the supervising physician at Classical Medical Spa.