Be carefree with laser hair removal service for lasting results in Frederick, MD
As a state-of-the-art dermatological practice, Washington Dermatology Center uses the latest technologies for a comfortable, pleasant patient experience and for safe, precision treatment. Laser hair removal service in Frederick MD fits in perfectly with this approach to patient care; lasers offer a no-hassle alternative to temporary, time-intensive methods such as waxing and shaving, and a cost-effective and gentle alternative to another professional, permanent hair reduction procedure: electrolysis.
Advanced technology, myriad benefits
Before well-tolerated laser systems, electrolysis may have been the only way to permanently reduce unwanted hair. A pulse of electric current is delivered via a needle inserted into each hair follicle. This pulse damages the follicle. Since electrolysis requires each follicle be treated, it’s a painstaking process. The more sessions required, the higher the costs. Patients have largely required pain management during and after treatment.
Laser therapy delivers a single pulse of energy per second to hundreds of hairs at one time. A coolant is applied to the treatment area as the light is activated, which helps to minimize the little, if any, discomfort associated with this technology. Since advanced lasers target the pigment in each hair follicle, treatment is precise and safe, leaving surrounding tissues intact.
What to expect from laser treatment
All treatments at Washington Dermatology Center start with a consultation. The treatment plan is developed around your needs, and depends on factors such as your skin tone, hair color, hair thickness, and the area to be treated. From there:
- Laser hair removal treatment requires that you abstain from tanning, waxing, plucking, threading, or other cosmetic procedures for at least 30 days before your session.
- During your session, the device is passed over the treatment area. Some patients describe a sensation similar to a rubber band against the skin. Sessions can be completed in a few minutes.
- You have some redness or sensitivity after treatment. Products may be recommended to manage these short-term effects. Limit sun exposure, as directed by your doctor.
- Since hair grows in cycles and only active follicles can be effectively treated, follow-up sessions are necessary to get optimal results.
After you’ve achieved those results, you’ll be carefree and hair-free for life with little more than a few touch-ups here and there. Call 855-314-1425 to schedule your appointment at our Frederick office.
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