Laser is an excellent technology for hair removal. Approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction, the laser hair removal system used by Dr. Laufer causes minimal discomfort or side-effects. It was the first laser approved by the FDA for use in tanned patients, patients with darker complexions, and African-Americans. It is also FDA approved to treat Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB), a very uncomfortable facial rash that occurs in some men and women due to ingrown hairs.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal can be done on any area of the body, including the face, neck, underarms, bikini area, back, chest, abdomen, and legs. Men and women of all skin types and shades can benefit from laser treatment. Because hair grows in stages, at least four to six treatments may be necessary to treat all the hair follicles in an area. These treatments are usually performed approximately six weeks apart. Treatment works best in patients with darker, coarser hair. Patients with blond, red or gray hair will probably not see a good result.
No Side Effects & Immediate Recovery
The laser used by Dr. Laufer’s office is safe and gentler than most lasers. It does not cause prolonged redness, swelling, pain, crusting, blisters, sores, or infection. No creams, ointments or pain medications are required after treatment. Make-up can be applied soon after treatment. Normal activities, including work, sports and showering, can be resumed immediately. Laser hair removal is safe, gentle and effective, with minimal risks and no down time. The following areas, and more, can be treated: