Having to deal with shaving or plucking hair every day can quickly become annoying. But if you aren’t religious about doing it, you can suddenly end up with visible hair in areas where you don’t want it. If you’re sure that you’re never going to desire hair in a certain area of your body, why not consider a long-term solution? That way, you’ll never need to worry about spending your valuable time shaving the area again. If this sounds like something that would improve your quality of life, laser hair removal may be just what you need.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure used to safely remove hair and reduce future hair growth in a certain area.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal utilizes beams of light to target the pigment in the hair as well as the hair follicles in the skin. The energy from the light is converted to heat, damaging the follicles that are responsible for growing new hair. As a result, it becomes very difficult or impossible for those follicles to produce hair in the future.

At Arroyo Plastic Surgery, Dr. Arroyo uses the Sciton Forever Bare BBL laser hair removal device. This innovative device uses in-motion technology to ensure thorough, consistent results. The Forever Bare BBL treatment also allows Dr. Arroyo to customize the procedure for different skin types and hair follicle sizes.

Where Can Laser Hair Removal Be Performed?

Laser hair removal can be performed on nearly any part of the body. Some of the areas most commonly treated include:

  • Armpits
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Feet
  • Back
  • Buttocks

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can offer a variety of significant benefits, including:

  • Effectively removes unwanted hair
  • Hampers future hair growth in the treatment area
  • Long-term solution to unwanted hair
  • Quick, simple procedure
  • Prevents ingrown hairs
  • Minimal side effects or recovery downtime
  • Saves the time you’d spend shaving or using other means of hair removal
  • Increased self-confidence

What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

The first step to take if you’re interested in laser hair removal is to sit down for a quick consultation with Dr. Arroyo. He will go over the treatment with you, answer any questions you have, and help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.

Laser hair removal is performed as an outpatient procedure and only takes around 15 minutes and an hour. To begin, a cold compress or numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area, and you may also be given protective eyewear. Dr. Arroyo will then carefully move the Forever Bare BBL device over the area of unwanted hair. You may feel a slight pinching sensation during this process, but the device’s cooling function will minimize your discomfort. You should be able to return home as soon as the procedure is finished.

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

After your laser hair removal, Dr. Arroyo will provide you with detailed instructions to ensure that your skin heals properly. The treatment area may be red and warm immediately after the procedure, and you’ll need to protect it from direct sun exposure for several weeks.

Most patients can resume their normal routines immediately after laser hair removal treatment. However, it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 48 hours.

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Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Adults with unwanted hair on their bodies could be candidates for laser hair removal. Ideal candidates for the treatment should:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have the desire to remove unwanted hair
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Not currently have or previously have had skin cancer
  • Not be prone to cold sores
  • Not be taking certain medications, such as acne treatments

How Long Will It Take To See Results After Laser Hair Removal?

With Forever Bare BBL laser hair removal, most patients need three to six treatments to see a significant reduction of hair. Once the hair starts to fall out, it typically does so gradually over several days or weeks. After the hair in the area is gone, you will likely not grow hair there for several months or even years.

Why Choose Dr. Arroyo for Laser Hair Removal?

At Arroyo Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christian Arroyo and his team work hard to provide every patient with a comfortable, stress-free treatment experience and exceptional results. Dr. Arroyo is a highly respected and experienced plastic surgeon, and he approaches every procedure with compassion and attention to detail. He will make a point to understand your unique needs and aesthetic goals to provide you with personalized care and results.

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