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Even though you have likely heard about laser hair removal, you may not know that much about it. It is a good idea to take steps to learn more about this procedure if you are tired of getting rid of unwanted hair with tweezers, razors, wax kits and by other means. Laser hair removal is a great way for you to say goodbye to unwanted hair almost permanently.

Laser hair removal is a revolutionary way to target unwanted hair and to get rid of it for a long period of time. We say almost permanently because it is not necessarily a permanent solution. After several treatment sessions, you may see the hair grow back after a couple of years. It will likely not grow back as thick, long or dark as it was at first, but there is no guarantee that it will be gone forever. However, it is a solution that many have turned to in order to get rid of hair for a long time.

Our technicians will use a laser to target the dark hair follicles in your skin when you come in for treatment. Since dark hair follicles are targeted with the laser, usually individuals who have a light skin tone and dark hair turn out having the best results. However, we have been able to effectively treat individuals with many different skin tones and hair colors.

One of the things that you should know is that you cannot wax or pluck your hair before laser hair removal treatments. If you wax or pluck your hair, there will be no hair follicle to target with the laser. Shaving is okay, however.

The great thing about laser hair removal is that it can be used to target almost any unwanted hair you have on your body. It is most common for men to come to us asking to have hair treated on their back and chest. Women are more likely to come in and ask for laser hair removal for their upper lip, face, legs and underarms. However, almost any part of your body, with the exclusion of the area around your eyes, can be treated.

Laser hair removal at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair for a long time. You will no longer have to worry about embarrassing facial hair or about shaving your legs the next time your friends invite you to the beach. Our office is located in Bethesda, but we also serve the Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.