Unwanted hair on the body is addressed by patients in a number of different ways. Depending on where it is located and how thick it is, patients may tweeze, shave, wax or use depilatory creams to eliminate it. While these methods are effective, they are also time consuming and in some cases, costly to do on a regular basis. This is when patients may start to consider more permanent options for eliminating unwanted hair on the body. A Board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Cheryl Burgess at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery may suggest laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a revolutionary procedure that works by eliminating unwanted hair anywhere on the body. It targets hair follicles in the active growth phase and keeps them from producing hair again. Laser treatments by the dermatologist will provide a reduction in the thickness of hair. 6 – 8 treatments over time can result in removal of all the hair in the treatment area. Laser hair removal is long lasting, safe, effective and affordable.
Lasers have come a long way. It used to be that only patients with dark hair and light skin could benefit from this treatment. Thankfully, advances in the technology now allow patients of all skin types and hair types to enjoy amazing results with regular visits. Patients are encouraged to speak with their dermatologist to determine if this is the right option for their specific needs.
If you reside in the areas of Washington, DC or Annapolis, MD and want to speak with a board certified dermatologist about the advantages of laser hair removal, contact Dr. Cheryl Burgess today to book an appointment. We encourage patients to call us at (410) 224 1195 for our Washington, DC location or (202) 955-5757 for our Annapolis, MD practice