What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Reduction is a popular procedure for any patient who is interested in a non-surgical method by which they can permanently remove unwelcome hair from virtually any place on their body. After undergoing laser hair removal treatments, the burden of unwanted hair can be significantly reduced, enabling you to leave those temporary methods behind. Women are often interested in removing unwanted facial hair, underarm hair, or hair on the stomach. For many gentlemen, that pesky ingrown beard and the discoloration that goes with shaving can finally no longer be a concern. This treatment creates permanent results, leaving you looking smooth and clear while giving you the ability to forget about waxing, shaving, and other irritating methods for temporary hair removal. When you’re ready to learn more about how laser hair removal can help you, reach out to us at our Bethesda, Maryland location and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial consultation today.

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The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

More and more people are discovering the amazing benefits of laser hair removal, and we’re excited to help you learn everything you might want to know about this procedure during your informative consultation at our Bethesda, Maryland location.

You’ll love laser hair removal if you’re interested in the following benefits:

  • This treatment reduces razor bump irritation and inflammation due to shaving
  • You’ll have no need for shaving, tweezing, or waxing
    It’s fast—you’ll start seeing results in as little as four to six sessions
  • Laser hair removal is ideal for the face, leg, arm, underarm, and bikini line
  • The treatment is precise and can target dark and coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin untouched
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Who is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal in Bethesda, Maryland at Chevy Chase works best for individuals who have darker hair and a greater contrast between their hair color and skin pigment. While a laser hair removal procedure should always be undertaken by a trained professional, it is especially important for patients with dark skin to seek out a physician with prior experience administering the treatment to patients with darker skin tones. Additionally, darker skin types will need to have a laser that is safe for your skin, which is why we have two Nd:YAG lasers that have been proven safe for all skin types. We use both the Sciton and Aerolase Neo for laser hair removal.

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal utilizes impressively advanced technology to permanently remove unwanted hair, so you can say goodbye to more temporary methods of hair removal that are frustrating and uncomfortable and will still allow unwanted hair to re-grow, anyway.

During the laser hair removal treatment session, laser energy will be directed into the treatment area, penetrating your skin at precise depths to interact with the hair follicles that create unwanted body hair and keep you from your ideal look.

These hair follicles will be heated up by the laser energy to the point where they essentially “switch off.” This will result in a gradual falling-out of the hair in the treatment area, leaving you with a permanently clear look that you’ll absolutely love.

Your Laser Hair Removal Experience

Because the laser employed in the procedure removes hair by targeting the melanin pigment present in the hair follicles, special modifications will need to be made to laser intensity to prevent the skin from absorbing too much laser energy. Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter has successfully treated patients with many different ethnic backgrounds and skin types for over two decades. 

She is able to perform procedures with a minimal amount of skin discoloration because she possesses the proper knowledge of how patients with different hair and skin pigmentation levels respond to laser hair removal. Patients should contact Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter to discuss what hair reduction results they can expect after undergoing a laser hair procedure and how many sessions will be recommended to achieve the desired outcome.

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Laser hair removal is just one of the many exciting procedures we offer here at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery. Our team of experts is led by Dr. Jennifer Porter, MD. She is a fellowship-trained and double-board-certified facial plastic surgery expert, and she's proud to be offering you a truly elevated patient experience. At our welcoming Bethesda, Maryland office, you’ll find a warm and caring staff who operates with a deeply held commitment to creating results you’ll love.

To obtain additional information regarding laser skin treatment, Photofacial™, or laser hair removal, please get in touch with our practice. Jennifer Parker Porter, our highly experienced plastic surgeon and trained laser technician, will personally meet with you to address any inquiries you may have. Call us at (301) 202-1271 and schedule your consultation today.

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