Laser Hair Removal
Conveniently located to serve Southbury, New Haven, and Waterbury
To achieve long-lasting or even permanent hair removal, consider laser hair removal in Southbury. Body hair can be irritating and frustrating. Excess body hair can make a person feel self-conscious in both social and intimate situations.
While there are many hair-removal strategies, the most effective options are ones that address the hair follicle and not just the hair itself, reducing the likelihood of future growth. Laser hair removal can do this easily. It is the best method to get rid of unwanted hair and is a longer-lasting solution than shaving and waxing.
Laser hair removal, also called laser hair reduction, involves the use of laser light to damage and destroy hair follicles. This renders follicles unable to grow new hair. The FDA has approved laser hair removal as a treatment for permanent hair reduction.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Our laser hair removal is safe for all skin types and can be used almost anywhere on the body. It can be used to treat large areas and small precise areas. If you have unwanted hair in regions like the back, legs, arms, underarms, chest, upper lip, or chin, this treatment may be right for you.
The best candidates for laser hair removal are tired of traditional hair-removal methods and have realistic expectations and a positive attitude regarding this treatment option.
How It Works
Selective photothermolysis is the principle behind laser hair removal. It involves the use of a specific wavelength of light that affects targeted tissue without touching the surrounding tissues.
Lasers target the pigment in the hair follicle by heating basal stem cells in the follicle while avoiding heating other tissues. Because of this, skin, muscle, and nerve cells remain undamaged.
Your Treatment Session
During treatment, the laser’s handpiece is placed against the skin of the targeted region. The laser energy is then applied to the skin. A cooling method is used to protect the skin from the heat of the laser.
The time required to perform the treatment varies depending on the size of the treatment region. Very small areas may take minutes, whereas larger areas can take up to an hour or longer.
After a Laser Hair Removal Treatment
No downtime or recovery time is needed after laser hair removal. The treated regions may experience temporary swelling or redness. Ice can be used to help alleviate these issues. Avoid heavy sun exposure, and make sure to always apply sunscreen with a proper SPF. Additionally, tanning beds should be avoided.
We typically recommend 6 sessions, with 4 to 8 weeks between each session. This is necessary to ensure that the treated hair is in its growth phase during the treatment. If it is not in its growth phase, it will not be affected.
If you’re ready to address your unwanted hair with laser hair removal in Southbury, pay a visit to Dr. Sunny Waitze, a respected board-certified plastic surgeon. She has helped numerous patients get rid of unwanted hair. If you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Waitze and her staff will be happy to help. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.