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Laser Hair Removal

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If you are considering laser hair removal in Tucson, AZ, it makes sense to choose a practice that specializes in skin care. At Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery, laser hair removal is one of the many advanced cosmetic dermatology treatments we offer. It is popular with women and men of all ages who are looking for greater convenience and less time spent waxing, plucking and shaving. Laser hair removal offers a simple means to remove hair on the upper lip, chin, under arms, legs, bikini line, back and most other areas of the body.

To visit us in Tucson for laser hair removal, request a consultation online or call (520) 731-1110.

Choosing Laser Hair Removal

This advanced treatment uses laser energy to heat up pigment in treated hairs without damaging surrounding skin. The focused heat disables hair follicles, making them unable to produce hair. Our practice uses a Syneron laser for hair removal because of its highly targeted wavelength and ability to treat even minimally pigmented hair colors and all skin types. With a series of treatments, hair growth will diminish and remaining hairs will be finer.

Many patients combine their laser hair removal treatments with other non-surgical options such as an IPL Fotofacial for skin rejuvenation or one of our effective vein treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to have a laser hair removal treatment?

There are 3 stages of hair growth: anagen, catogen and telogen. When your hair follicles are in the anagen stage, they contain more pigment, thus making the follicle more susceptible to laser treatment. It is best to treat hair follicles when they are in the anagen stage. Since each hair follicle will be at a different growth stage, patients will need a series of treatments so that all hairs can be treated during the anagen growth stage.

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is not painful, particularly when compared to waxing or electrolysis. A numbing agent is also applied prior to treatment to maximize comfort.

What can I expect after treatment?

After a laser hair removal treatment, you can carry on with your day's activities. Some people may experience temporary reddening or mild swelling surrounding the area where the hairs were treated. Keep the treatment area clean with a mild soap as necessary. New hairs will appear in the treatment area but the number of new hairs will diminish as more treatments are administered. You'll be advised to refrain from tanning and exercise for the first day after each treatment.

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