Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal services offered in Kennett Square, PA

Unwanted hair is a constant problem requiring frequent removal, whatever method you use. At ElevateHealth Aesthetics in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Eva Geracimos, MD, offers laser hair removal, a safe, effective way to get rid of troublesome body hair for good. Call ElevateHealth Aesthetics to learn more about laser hair removal or request a consultation using the online scheduling feature today.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal offers an effective, long-term solution to the problem of unwanted body hair.

Plenty of hair removal options are available, including shaving, depilatory (hair removal) creams, and waxing, but these all have drawbacks. The results might not last long; for example, if you shave, you must do it daily to get rid of stubbly regrowth. It can also be painful — tearing out hair by its roots during waxing can be excruciating.

You don’t have these issues with laser hair removal because the treatment gets to the root of the problem — the follicles where new hairs grow. After a series of treatments, your hairs stop returning, so you can enjoy smooth, hair-free skin long-term.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses light energy to damage the hair follicles. Laser light penetrates the follicle, where melanin (which gives hair its color) absorbs the energy and converts it to heat. The damaged follicle can’t grow new hair afterward.

You’ll need a series of treatments for the best results. Hairs grow in cycles, having an active phase and then a dormant phase when they aren’t growing. Laser hair removal works on actively growing hairs, so it’s vital to ensure all hairs receive laser treatment when they’re growing.

What areas of my body are suitable for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is safe for most parts of the body, including your:

  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Upper lip
  • Underarms

Laser hair removal devices have built-in safety features that prevent your skin from overheating and ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure.

What happens during my laser hair removal session?

Before you have laser hair removal treatment, Dr. Geracimos advises you on any preparation, for example, not applying lotions or perfumes to the skin. You lie on a treatment table, and Dr. Geracimos guides the laser hair removal handpiece over your skin, delivering the appropriate level of laser energy.

The treatment causes minimal to no discomfort, so you won’t require an anesthetic. You do need to wear light-shielding goggles that protect your eyes from the laser light.

Most people achieve the best results from a series of 3-6 treatments to cover the growing phase of all their hair. You must wait at least a month between laser hair removal sessions so you’re likely to achieve smooth, hair-free skin in under six months.

Call ElevateHealth Aesthetics to learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, or use the online booking feature to schedule a consultation today.