San Antonio patients ask about the side effects of laser hair removal
Like many patients in San Antonio, you may be tired of shaving, plucking, and waxing to get rid of unwanted hair on your legs, bikini line, underarms, face, or other areas of the body. Patients spend a considerable amount of time removing this hair, and while those activities are safe and effective, shaving can lead to nicks and cuts, waxing can hurt for a quick moment, and tweezing can sting. If you’re ready to forget about hair removal and you are looking for a more permanent option, you can consider laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure that uses a high concentration of light to destroy hair follicles. The procedure is quick and effective. Preparing for the procedure only requires that patients not wax, pluck, or otherwise remove the hair for six weeks. They should also avoid exposure to the sun for six weeks before and after the appointment.
During the treatment, your skin and eyes will be protected using a cooling gel on the skin and protective eyewear. As the technician performs the treatment, he or she will examine the area to watch for reaction and to make sure the treatment will be effective. During the treatment, you will feel a light stinging sensation or a warm feeling in the treatment area. However, this feeling ends when the treatment is over. Because hair grows in several stages, patients usually need multiple sessions to complete the treatment.
Some people do experience side effects similar to a sunburned look on their skin, but this typically resolves after a day or two.
When considering laser hair removal, call Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics. Dr. Bucay’s aestheticians are specially trained in laser hair removal and have the technology and skill to give you the results you want in a safe and comfortable manner.