Silky Smooth: Who Is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal? By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on March 30, 2016

A woman on the beach in a blue bikiniDr. Constance Barone has helped countless patients in and around San Antonio achieve their aesthetic goals. This may be done with advanced surgical procedures or it may involve non-invasive and minimally invasive skin care treatments.

For some patients, their aesthetic goals can be achieved through laser hair removal, with zaps away unwanted hair and leaves smooth and healthy skin behind. Let's look at how it works and who the ideal candidates for laser hair removal may be.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is an advanced treatment that help remove unwanted hair from different parts of the body. Thanks to laser hair removal, patients do not have to deal with embarrassing or unsightly hair when they're out in the sun or in social situations.

Laser hair removal targets the hair and the hair follicle itself, making more permanent hair removal possible. If hair does grow back from the follicle, it tends to be lighter and thinner, meaning it is less visible and less likely to attract attention.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Compare to Other Hair Removal Options?

Laser hair removal is generally preferable to other hair removal options, particularly when compared to shaving, tweezing, and waxing. The results are longer lasting, and in general the process is more convenient. Laser hair removal has similarly proven preferable to electrolysis, yielding better results and causing less pain and discomfort for patients as well.

General Candidacy for Laser Hair Removal

Good candidates for laser hair removal are people who have unwanted hair in different parts of the body. They should have realistic expectations about the nature of treatment and what can be achieved, knowing full well the risks and benefits of laser hair removal as well.

Hair Color and Skin Pigment Can Make a Difference

Given the way that laser hair removal works, the color of a person's hair and the color of a person's skin can make a major difference when it comes to results. In general, laser hair removal yields the best results in people with light skin and dark hair. People who have lighter hair or darker skin may not experience optimal results.

Common Parts of the Body Treated Through Laser Hair Removal

Thanks to advances in technology and treatment techniques, laser hair removal can be safely performed on all parts of the body. This includes the face, neck, shoulders, back, underarms, legs, and bikini line. Skin care specialists and aestheticians may use their best judgment when it comes to performing laser hair removal on certain parts of the body.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?

As you may have noticed above, there are many factors to consider when it comes to laser hair removal. The best way to figure out if laser hair removal is ideal for you and your needs, is to visit our practice for a consultation. During your visit, we will be able to go over the risks and benefits of the procedure and help you get all the info you need to make a confident choice about your aesthetic treatment needs.

Speak with Dr. Constance Barone

For more information about laser hair removal and how we can help you look your very best, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Constance Barone and her team will help you look your very best just in time for the warmer weather.

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Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio, TX, and her team pride themselves in delivering safe, compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. She has been voted one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and her professional affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Barone can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our office online, or call (210) 614-0400.

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