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Regardless of the season, having smooth, hair-free skin is something that both men and women alike seek. From unwanted facial hair, to excessive body hair, it seems that everyone has at least one area that he/she would like to treat with a more permanent hair removal procedure.

Shaving, waxing, tweezing, and threading just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. Although these can be quick fixes to remove unwanted hair, the inevitable truth is that the hair removed through those processes will always grow back. This is why many men and women now seek laser hair removal options. The results from laser hair removal are longer lasting than any other hair removal option and it has the added benefit of being virtually pain free.

If you are considering undergoing laser hair removal, you will want to ensure that you meet certain requirements, including having dark, coarse hair and light to medium skin tone. Once a laser hair removal professional determines that you are an ideal candidate, your treatment plan can be created. Typically, most patients will need to undergo more than one treatment. Because hair grows in various cycles and not all follicles are on the same cycle, treatments should be spread out about six to eight weeks apart from each other in order to ensure maximum results.

After your treatments, your hair will continue to fall off over the next few days. Hair re-growth will be minimal and it is strongly advised that you not wax, pluck, or attempt any other form of hair removal until your next treatment. Doing so could lead to unsatisfactory results from laser hair removal.

Although results from laser hair removal can be long lasting – up to a few months – they are not permanent. Hair will re-grow after treatments have been stopped. It is recommended that you undergo at least eight sessions and continue to maintain a regular treatment schedule to attain desired results.

To learn more regarding your options with laser hair removal, please contact Dr. Martin O’Toole. Dr. O’Toole is a board certified plastic surgeon and has years of experience with rejuvenation procedures for the face and body. We encourage you to contact Dr. O’Toole today by calling (626) 689-7800 or filling out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!