What To Expect From Laser Hair Removal?
If you've tried it all before and are looking for a better alternative to plucking, shaving, and waxing, then consider laser hair removal with your Honolulu, HI, dermatologist. Other treatments don't offer the same results and can be painful and take too long, so reach out to our dermatologists Dr. Kevin Dawson, Dr. Douglas Chun, Dr. Sarah Grekin, and Dr. Erin Fuller at Dawson Dermatology in Honolulu, HI to learn more.
What You Can Expect
The process may vary slightly from one office to the other but this is what you can typically expect.
The session begins by first cleaning the area to be treated and then, if necessary, a numbing gel is applied. Sensitive areas are the most likely to require numbing, but be sure to communicate any discomfort during the procedure.
Some level of discomfort should be expected, but it isn't particularly painful. Some have described the feeling as a rubberband being snapped onto the skin, but your own experience may vary.
Treatment time can be fast, lasting only a few minutes for smaller areas, but can take about an hour for larger ones.
Recovery time is minimal and you should be able to return to normal activities directly after the procedure. However, your doctor will likely emphasize the importance of wearing sunscreen and avoiding too much exposure to direct sunlight a few days after the session to protect your skin.
Laser Hair Removal in Honolulu, HI
Laser hair removal is so effective because the concentrated beam of light instantly vaporizes the hair down to the hair follicles, which are the small cavities from where the hair grows. The laser can target only the hair because it is configured to be attracted to the melanin pigment of the hair.
For better and longer-lasting results you may require a few sessions, so discuss your goals with the doctor upon your first visit and you can get an idea of how many sessions it could take to reach them.
If you are interested in the many benefits of laser hair removal in Honolulu, HI, you can schedule a visit with Dr. Kevin Dawson, Dr. Douglas Chun, Dr. Sarah Grekin, and Dr. Erin Fuller Dawson Dermatology by dialing (808) 599-3780.