If traditional efforts to remove unwanted hair leave you with bumps, nicks or burns, or if you are fed up with the hassles of repeated shaving, tweezing, waxing or threading, consider laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. This technique uses beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigment in the follicles and destroys the hair within them.
Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments. The amount and frequency of treatments varies for each patient depending on their needs. Laser hair removal should be performed by an experienced physician. This is important because, as with any procedure, an experienced physician can decrease the chance of complications.