Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Are unwanted body and facial hair making it difficult to bare your skin this summer? 

At Milani MedSpa, we want you to feel good about the skin you’re in. Kavian Milani, MD, and our team of estheticians offer laser hair removal to men and women as a way to help you say goodbye for good to unwanted hair.    

But is laser hair removal right for you? If you’re considering laser hair removal, read on to learn what’s involved with this popular aesthetic treatment and find out whether you’re a candidate.   

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal permanently reduces unwanted facial or body hair by taking advantage of cutting-edge laser technology. 

At Milani MedSpa in Vienna, Virginia, we use a handheld instrument from GentleMax Pro® to target the cells of protein that support hair growth at the root of your follicles. These cells absorb the heat from the laser energy, interrupting the hair’s growth cycle

With Milani MedSpa and the power of the GentleMax Pro laser, you benefit from an effective treatment that reduces hair growth without damaging your skin. 

What areas can laser hair removal treat?

When performed by our experienced team, laser hair removal can safely treat most areas of your body where you have unwanted hair. The most common treatment areas include:

We evaluate your hair and skin to create a personalized laser hair removal treatment package to help you say goodbye to shaving, plucking, or waxing.  

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?

Most people can be successful candidates for laser hair removal, but because of the way the laser energy interacts with the hair follicles, your skin color and hair type play the most important role in determining the effectiveness of the laser treatment.

Skin color

People with light to medium skin tones tend to see the best results from laser hair removal. And the more contrast between your hair color and skin tone, the better results you can expect from laser hair removal. 

Hair type

Ideal candidates for laser hair removal have dark, coarser hair. Fine, thin hair doesn’t respond as well to laser hair treatment.  

If you have fine hair or dark skin, you still can have laser hair removal, but your results may not be as dramatic as those who fit the ideal candidate model. We discuss your options with you and help manage your expectations when designing a course of treatment.       

How long does laser hair removal take?

Since treatments are customized for you, the duration and number of treatments you require may vary.

The areas you’re having treated, how much hair removal is necessary, and your hair and skin color all affect your treatment plan and duration. For example, treatment time can range from minutes for your upper lip to about an hour for a larger area like your back. 

You’ll likely need more than one laser hair removal session because each hair on your body is at a different point in the growth cycle. Most of our clients find success with 4-8 sessions, but if your hair is thicker or coarser, you may need more sessions.

What results can I expect from laser hair removal?

Since laser hair removal stops new hair growth, you can expect results that last. 

Sometimes our clients experience new hair growth for a variety of reasons, such as changes in hormone levels. But the good news is that even if some hair grows back, it will be much thinner and we can easily remove it with a quick touch-up session. 

To learn more about laser hair removal or to determine if you’re a candidate for treatment, call us or book a consultation now using our online system.

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