Laser Hair Removal

Mitts Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery located in Bakersfield, CA

If you’re fed up of constantly having to shave, wax, or epilate unwanted hair, laser hair removal could be the answer. Laser hair removal is a safe and permanent solution to the problem of unwanted hair, and at Mitts Plastic Surgery, Gordon Mitts, MD, offers expert hair removal treatment to the residents of Bakersfield, California. To say goodbye to unwanted hair for good, call the clinic today or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a method of permanently getting rid of hair that grows where you’d rather it didn’t. Hair removal lasers focus concentrated beams of light into the hair follicles to destroy the pigment cells, leading to the death of the follicle. If the follicle is dead, it can’t grow any new hair.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal is an approved process that is very safe, provided you always use qualified professional clinicians with training in the correct use of laser equipment. Staff at Mitts Plastic Surgery have the necessary expertise and experience to carry out laser hair removal treatments safely, and provide their patients with an effective solution to unwanted hair.

Is laser hair removal better than other forms of hair removal?

The main advantage of laser hair removal is that it provides a permanent solution to the problem of unwanted hair, so you never again have to bother with shaving, waxing, epilating, or using depilatory creams. Additionally, laser hair removal is:

  • Easily adapted to treat individual hairs or large areas of skin
  • A quick procedure that doesn’t require patient downtime
  • Less uncomfortable than waxing or epilating

After the first laser hair removal session, you might start to notice some hair falling out. You return for further treatment sessions every four to six weeks until hair growth ceases completely.

Depending on the amount of hair you wish to treat and the kind of hair you’re targeting, you could start to see a significant reduction in the numbers of hairs at the treatment site in as few as three sessions, and after no more than seven sessions, you’ll be hair free.

What does laser hair removal feel like?

Laser hair removal causes minimal discomfort for patients. You may notice a tingling sensation and a feeling of warmth during the procedure, but you shouldn’t feel any pain. Your practitioner applies a cooling solution to your skin prior to your treatment to make sure you’re comfortable and aren’t affected by the heat of the laser.

After your treatment session, you may feel as though you have a mild sunburn on the treatment area, and your skin may be a bit red. Using a moisturizer or cooling gel soothes the skin, and any after-effects should disappear within a day or two.

To enjoy a hair-free future without the hassle of repeatedly having to attend to regrowth and stubble, call Mitts Plastic Surgery today or book an appointment online.