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Top 7 Laser Hair Removal Questions

Woman feeling her legs after laser hair removalTreat yourself to the gift of smooth, silky skin this winter. Laser hair removal offers lasting hair reduction on many areas of the physique. Start your day confidently knowing that, no matter what clothes you wear, you won’t be revealing unsightly stubble, and your skin will feel great too! To learn more or to arrange a consultation in Meridian, ID, please call Kramer Plastic Surgery at 208-344-4900.

1. What is Laser Hair Removal?

This procedure is a minimally invasive means of reducing hair. A device emits rapid pulses of laser energy, which heat the follicle and prevent it from growing new hair. It can be used on many different areas, including the following:

  • Face
  • Bikini area
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Back

2. Why Consider this Treatment?

Imagine not having to shave or wax. Avoid that stubbly feeling that creeps up the day after shaving, and never have to worry about whether you remembered to shave as you drive to work or a social event! Laser hair removal provides a safe, effective way to have smooth skin that lasts. Waxing presents a real inconvenience, with regular and recurring appointments that can really add up over the years. Shaving can be a downright nuisance, given how frequently you have to do it and the rashy, dry feeling that sometimes ensues.

3. Does it Hurt?

No, most people would not describe this laser treatment as painful. Instead, you may feel a mild pinch when the laser pulse is emitted, similar to a rubber band getting gently snapped against your skin. Some people feel no discomfort at all. We will make sure you are comfortable at each step.

4. Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

You are probably a good candidate if you have unwanted hair and are looking for an alternative to waxing, shaving and electrolysis. Men and women alike are good candidates. While it is effective for many people, sometimes results vary based on the following factors:

  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Hormones
  • Medications
  • Metabolism

When you visit our practice for a consultation, we’ll make sure laser hair removal is the right match.

5. When Will I See Results?

Multiple treatment sessions are needed for the best possible results. Although you may see a difference after the initial treatment, hair follicles will be in various stages of growth, so more sessions are needed to target those hair roots. For most people, 6 laser sessions spaced 6 weeks apart are recommended.

6. Are Results Permanent?

After several laser treatments, hair reduction should be lasting. Although some people experience a semi-permanent result, others need touch-up treatments annually.

7. What’s the Next Step?

To find out if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal in Meridian, Idaho, please call Kramer Plastic Surgery at 208-344-4900. We proudly provide care for people from Boise and all of the surrounding areas. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kramer and our team of experienced laser treatment providers are passionate about achieving beautiful results. We will help you match an aesthetic treatment to your goals.