Laser Hair Removal in Reston, Virginia
Laser hair removal is a painless medical procedure that uses light from a laser to remove unwanted hair by destroying hair follicles (where hair growth starts). As the laser light passes through the skin and strikes the hair follicles, the intense heat instantly destroys them. More darkly pigmented hair responds best to the laser, while hair that is lighter can be less responsive. For patients with lighter hair, topical medications may be used to increase the sensitivity of the hair to the laser light.
What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal
For many patients, laser hair removal results in slowed hair re-growth. It does not guarantee permanent hair removal but does provide hair-free periods that can range from months to years. Generally speaking, up to three or more laser treatments are needed to provide more permanent results.
Many men and women alike experience frustrations with unwanted body hair. This can be a purely aesthetic issue, or it can be a bigger problem that is beginning to affect the health of your skin and emotional well-being. Whatever the case may be, Dr. Gottlieb is here to give you a permanent solution!
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
The primary perk of laser hair removal treatments is that they disrupt hair growth for long periods of time. Multiple treatments are needed to achieve lifelong results, though a reduction in thickness and total quantity of hair is common.
There will be some pain, but it is very mild and can be managed using a variety of unique strategies. Every person’s pain tolerance will be a bit different, though many of our patients report that their treatments are even less painful than waxing. Our providers will ensure that the area is properly numbed before treatment begins, and they will be able to give you specific instructions for aftercare that will help to limit your discomfort.
Laser hair removal treatments are quite quick. Although you will need several treatments in order to receive optimal results, each pulse emitted by the laser will last for only a fraction of a second.
These treatments are applicable to all areas of the body both large and small. Dr. Gottlieb often target the legs, bikini line, chest, back, stomach, and face, though your options are endless!
How It Works
As you would expect given the name of this procedure, treatments are completed using a specialized laser. This laser delivers controlled pulses of heat to the hair follicles beneath your skin, which purposefully damage the follicles and prevent them from producing any hair.
That is really all there is to it! Your technician will check in to make sure that you are not in any significant pain, and will adjust if needed to make you more comfortable.
Setting Your Expectations
Laser hair removal treatments will vary in length, cost, and the total number of sessions needed depending upon the patient’s target areas. For example, treatment of the face will likely only require a few treatments lasting approximately 15 minutes each, while a treatment for both legs will be more extensive.
To address questions of cost and total treatments, please contact Dr. Gottlieb today to schedule a consultation! We will be happy to thoroughly discuss all of your concerns about this procedure and how it can best benefit you!
Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
If you’re looking for laser hair removal in the Reston, VA area, contact Dr. Wendy Gottlieb at (703) 668-9499 today.