Unwanted hair can be frustrating for patients, especially when it continues to grow in visible, embarrassing areas of the body. Many women are uncomfortable with hair growth on the face, and men may be embarrassed by the excessive amount of hair on their back or chest. One way to address this kind of hair growth permanently is with laser hair removal treatment. Knoxville area patients can enjoy this treatment at Southeastern Dermatology with Dr. Doppelt, and kiss unwanted hair goodbye forever!
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that allows patients to stunt the growth of hair in places of the body that it is not desired. The most common places for laser hair removal include the face, back, chest, legs, underarms, and bikini line. Patients love that they can avoid the excessive grooming that comes with unwanted hair, such as shaving, waxing, tweezing, and the use of depilatory creams.
Laser hair removal is done in a series of treatments. One session of laser hair removal will not be effective in permanent removal. This is because hair grows in various stages. When the first treatment of laser hair removal is done, hair that is in the growth stage is the only hair that is affected. Other hair will grow in. This is why Dr. Doppelt recommends that patients schedule appointments several weeks apart to target all of the active hair follicles possible. Yearly appointments should be made after the initial treatments to maintain hair-free skin. This is the only way that patients can experience true permanent hair removal.
The treatment itself may cause some discomfort for patients. The laser treatment is often described as popping rubber bands on the skin. However, once the treatment is completed, there is no additional or lingering pain. Patients may experience slight redness for the remainder of the day. The discomfort is minor, and many patients are able to get through treatments just fine, especially knowing they are going to rid themselves of the unwanted hair for good!
Dr. Doppelt is proud to offer laser hair removal to Knoxville area residents. Call Southeastern Dermatology today and schedule a consultation appointment to learn the amazing benefits of laser hair removal.