Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?
By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
August 31, 2015
Category: Laser Hair Removal
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Laser Hair RemovalFind out whether it’s the perfect time to opt for laser hair removal in Annapolis.

It’s almost time to welcome the summer, but before we do it’s important to make sure that our bodies are ready to bare all in bathing suits, shorts and tank tops. If you are dealing with unwanted hair it can be embarrassing to wear most of your summer wardrobe. Luckily you can opt for laser hair removal right here in Annapolis with Dr. Gerald Newman to get your body ready for summer.

Should I get laser hair removal in Annapolis?

This is an important question and one that we recommend all our patients ask themselves before deciding on this course of action. Although laser hair removal can be effective there are still certain limitations that you must be aware of before you decide if this treatment is right for you.

Laser hair works best on dark, coarse hair: Since the laser targets pigment, the best candidates are those with light skin and dark hair. During your treatment you will want to avoid tanning beds or even sunless tanners. Even go so far as to wear sunscreen each day for several weeks prior to your first treatment. This will ensure that you get the best results from your hair removal session.

Laser hair removal won’t completely remove all unwanted hair: The purpose of this treatment is to prevent hair follicles from producing hair in the future, but this treatment isn’t 100 percent permanent. Hair may continue to grow after your treatments, but you will notice that it is significantly thinner and lighter in color than it was before your treatment.

You will need several treatment sessions: Hair grows in phases; therefore, it takes several treatments to target as much of the unwanted hair as possible. The larger the area to be treated or the thicker the hair, the more sessions you may need. Furthermore, as you notice hair regrowth over time you may want to come in for touch-ups. Laser hair removal in Annapolis is typically performed over four to six treatment sessions.

It can be uncomfortable: We don’t want to sugar coat this for you, getting laser hair removal can be uncomfortable. Luckily the pain is minimal and many patients are able to tolerate it easily. During your treatment you may experience a sensation similar to a rubber band being snapped on your skin. We’ve found that those with thicker or denser hair may experience a bit more discomfort, but this pain will lessen over the course of each treatment.

Ready to say goodbye to unwanted hair? Then schedule your first laser hair removal appointment in Annapolis with Dr. Newman at Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates. Enjoy feeling comfortable and happy in your own skin when you choose laser hair removal.