Dermatologist in Washington, D.C. explains the benefits of laser hair removal treatment for summer preparation
The Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery’s team of professionals in Washington, D.C. are pleased to offer a wide selection of cosmetic services for patients to consider for enhancing their appearance. One of the most popular treatment options at our practice for cosmetic purposes is laser hair removal. This treatment can help patients get ready for the upcoming summer months. We highly recommend patients undergo laser hair removal treatment in the winter months, so they can enjoy the results come summertime!
What is laser hair removal?
Dr. Cheryl Burgess offers patients in and around the areas of Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD the option of reducing or eliminating unwanted hair anywhere on the face or body with the use of laser hair removal. This treatment has continued to gain popularity over time for its great results, its permanency, and how affordable it can be for addressing hair forever! The treatment requires patients to undergo several sessions, during which a specialized laser device is used to emit light waves that will target the melanin in the hair follicles and destroy them, resulting in the inability for the hair follicle to produce hair again in the future. When patients follow their doctor’s recommendations regarding how many treatments to schedule and how far apart to schedule them, they will be able to see noticeable results within a few months of starting their treatments. Laser hair removal is NOT a “once and done” procedure. Instead, it requires patients to be committed to the results and attend the appropriate number of treatments to get full elimination of unwanted hair.
Who is candidate for laser hair removal?
Most patients are candidates for this treatment, regardless of skin color. So many advancements have been made in dermatologic technology that now everyone who wants permanent removal of hair anywhere on the body can seek treatment with our team of professionals in Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD.
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What to expect during treatments
Many patients are uneasy about the idea of having technologically advanced laser beams used to treat their unwanted hair. It’s not scary. In fact, many patients find that treatments are comfortable and tolerable with the use of ice or topical anesthetics applied to the skin prior to treatment. Patients will hear and feel a popping sensation as the laser light is administered to the skin. The length of time needed for treatment will vary, depending on the size of the area being treated and how many areas are being addressed at each session. Afterwards, for several days, patients will notice hair falling out of the treatment area. This is perfectly normal and a sign that it is working! When patients have all their sessions done, they will enjoy full removal of unwanted hair in the treated area.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Yes! What’s exciting about laser hair removal is that patients can permanently treat the areas of concern. Instead of dealing with regular plucking, waxing, depilatory creams, or shaving, they can now undergo several treatment sessions to remove the hair for good! We encourage patients to book a consultation appointment with the team at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery to discuss this service and find out if it is appropriate for their needs.
What are the advantages of undergoing laser hair removal?
Treatment with our team of professionals, led by dermatologist, Dr. Cheryl Burgess, is highly advantageous for patients ready to see results. Treatment is:
Discuss laser hair removal before summer rolls around!
The winter months are the best months to target that unwanted hair on the body and prepare for summertime! Call Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her staff at her quality practice today in Washington, D.C. at 202.955.5757 and visit the office at 2311 M Street NW Suite 504. We welcome new patients into the practice, ensuring everyone has access to quality medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions for their skin, hair, nails, and body!