*Offered in NY, NJ, and Fresno, CA
When shaving, tweezing and waxing grow tedious, laser hair reduction is a faster, more permanent alternative. At Rao Dermatology, our laser hair reduction treatments use the latest advances in laser technology for increased patient safety and comfort.
Rao Dermatology has locations in Fresno, California; Hanford, California; Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and Manhattan, New York. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our medical team.
What is Laser Hair Reduction?
Using an intense, controlled laser beam, our highly trained medical team will apply a handheld laser device directly on treated areas. The laser passes through the skin beneath the surface, damaging the hair follicle and inhibiting further hair growth.
Laser hair reduction is typically a well-tolerated treatment, with most patients comparing the sensation to feeling a rubber band lightly snapped against the skin. If this feeling causes discomfort, a topical anesthetic may be available.
At Rao Dermatology, we carry multiple laser technologies to treat all skin tones.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Reduction?
This medical procedure is safe for both men and women and can either thin out or remove hair from several areas of the body, including:
- The face and chin
- Bikini line
The extent of the procedure depends on the size and number of locations being treated, but laser hair reduction is a quick procedure that is easy to accommodate into a busy schedule.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Reduction?
Laser hair reduction tends to work best on light-skinned individuals with dark, coarse hair, as it can be difficult for the laser to lighter shades of hair. However, advancements in laser technology now make it possible for individuals with darker skin types to enjoy the benefits of laser hair reduction.
During your consultation with our medical team, your individual skin condition and other factors will be evaluated to determine whether laser hair reduction is right for you.
Are There Any Side Effects?
After laser hair reduction, the skin in treated areas may be flushed or red akin to a sunburn. This typically only causes mild discomfort and can be controlled by applying ice or cold compresses to the skin. As your skin is vulnerable after this treatment, proper precautions should be taken in the sun.
The majority of patients do not experience major side effects from laser hair reduction, but any adverse skin reactions should be reported to our medical team for immediate treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Multiple sessions may be necessary in order to achieve desired results and completely disable all hair follicles in treated areas. Touch-up appointments may also be necessary in the future. If you are approved for laser hair reduction treatment, a customized treatment plan will be created for you to help you achieve optimal results.
Contact Rao Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out if you are a candidate for laser hair reduction.