Another use for lasers…hair removal

Lasers are widely used in the treatment of eye disorders, but they also serve patients well when it comes to hair removal.


When shaving or waxing proves to be ineffective, laser hair removalcan be a viable alternative for you to consider.  It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that takes place today.


With laser hair removal, highly concentrated light is beamed into hair follicles.  The pigment in the hair absorbs the light and that is what destroys the hair.  It works on virtually all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms and bikini lines.


Laser treatments work quickly, with each pulse of light lasting about a second and covering a body area roughly the size of a quarter.  In addition, a laser can target dark and coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.  Patients can achieve permanent hair removal in as little as three sessions


To prepare for laser hair removal, you should not pluck or wax the area that will be treated for six weeks prior to treatment.  That is because a laser targets the roots of the unwanted hair and with plucking or waxing, you temporarily remove those roots.


During the procedure, the area to be treated will be trimmed down close to the skin and the laser will be adjusted depending on the color of the hair, the thickness and location, and the color of your skin.  The doctor will perform a test on a small area to make sure there are no bad reactions and that the desired results can be achieved.


Following the treatment, your skin may feel like it has been sunburned, and you may need to apply ice packs to reduce irritation and swelling.  This will pass quickly, and over the next several weeks, the treated hair will fall out.


About six weeks after your initial treatment, you’ll be scheduled for another treatment and will keep following this routine until the unwanted hair stops growing back.


Boulder Eyes proudly serves the cities of Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins and surrounding communities.

Call Now for a Free Consultation (303) 499-2020
Nosotros Hablamos Español.
Am I a LASIK Candidate?