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3 Things You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Mark Neumann

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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Many of us dream of silky-smooth skin, free of unsightly hairs – and tossing all our razors, waxes, and shaving creams for good. There is a solution to these frustrating body hair woes: laser hair removal.

Using a cosmetic, medical-grade laser, the laser hair removal process transmits a beam of light into your hair follicles. The process depends on your skin pigment, with the laser being attracted to the blood around hair follicles for darker skin types and the pigment of hair follicles for lighter skin types. This results in stunted hair follicle growth and smooth skin.

While this procedure may seem like a miracle cure, there are risks involved in the process, as well as important preparation and after-care techniques. Here's what you need to know before going under the laser.

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Identify What Areas for Laser Hair Removal

This process works best on the bikini line, above the lips and around the chin, and under the arms. You can also opt for laser hair removal on your legs, arms, and anywhere else you want to remove hair from. If you’re uncertain about a body part, consult with a licensed laser hair removal technician.

Prepare Beforehand

You should avoid sun exposure for 2-4 weeks prior to laser hair removal. The technician can’t perform the process if you’re sunburned or have a tan. Many people start their treatments in colder months to effectively avoid the sun.

In addition, you will need to shave the area you want to be lasered before your appointment. Do not wax the area – the hair follicle needs to be present for laser removal to work, and waxing removes the follicle. If you forget to shave, you can do so at your appointment.

Be Patient and Consistent

You won’t leave your first laser hair removal appointment with the silky-smooth skin of your dreams. You will need to attend at least 5-6 hair removal sessions to see optimal results. You will also need to be consistent in your appointment attendance – successful patients usually receive a treatment every 4-6 weeks, and they see results within 3 months.

Ready to take the plunge and remove stubborn hair for good?

Please let us know if laser hair removal sounds like a good option for you. Dr. Neumann is happy to discuss your goals in more detail during your consultation. Contact him today or call the office at 734-847-4700.

Reasons to Consider Getting a B12 Injection

Mark Neumann

Your body cannot function at optimal levels without a consistent intake of vitamins and nutrients. A deficiency of one – especially vitamin B12 – could impact your health and happiness. Getting a vitamin B12 injection can prevent deficiency and give you all the benefits of having this vitamin in your system. It is an at-home medication with a variety of benefits for your brain, body, and mood. Keep reading if you believe a B12 injection could help you.

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When is it a Good Idea to Get Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Mark Neumann

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is becoming a popular option for millions of men in America. As men get older, the hormone begins to naturally decrease. The lower T levels can cause major changes within a man’s body that replacement therapy can remedy. However, not everyone is a good candidate for TRT. Click for more.

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Is Ibutamoren Right for You?

Mark Neumann

Ibutamoren is a favorite supplement of athletes, because it helps to decrease recovery time between workouts, helping boost muscle development without unbalancing hormone levels. But there are also several other groups of people who can enjoy the supplement. Let’s look at some features of Ibutamoren.

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Does Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Help During Menopause?

Mark Neumann

Menopause is the natural progression of a woman’s body as she matures. Unfortunately, menopause comes with many side effects that can take both a physical and emotional toll. One common treatment to help menopausal women cope with their symptoms is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). This treatment, however, is not without controversy. Before deciding on BHRT for menopause symptoms, consider its further effects.

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