Slave to the Shave

Sick of shaving? We get it. Shaving can be a drag – especially in the summer when you’re in a swimsuit or shorts on the regular. But, if you’re not comfortable with letting your body hair grow out, are you stuck being a slave to your razor? The answer is a resounding no; you have other options. One of your options is laser hair removal from Dr. Jack Peterson.

Get Rid of Unwanted Body Hair

Most American women (and many men) choose to remove unwanted body hair. Popular options include shaving, plucking, waxing and melting hair off using chemical depilatory creams. Sounds like fun, right? Of course not! These are not fun or comfortable options. Some of them are downright painful and can leave you with unsightly red bumps and skin irritation afterward.

But, What About Laser?

Laser hair removal is gaining popularity across the United States in recent years. It is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser (a concentrated beam of light) to target unwanted hair. During the procedure, a laser directs an intense beam of light onto a hair follicle, where the pigment absorbs it.

When the light is absorbed by the pigment, it is converted into heat, which damages the hair follicles. This delays or prevents future hair growth.

Laser hair removal is an excellent option for the legs, arms, chest, back, armpits and the face.

Does Laser Last?

For some people, laser hair removal is permanent. For many people, laser hair removal can work for months or years. You will need at least three laser hair removal treatments spaced at least four to six weeks apart to remove hair initially, and you may require maintenance treatments to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal? 

The ideal candidate is an individual with lighter skin and hair that is dark and coarse. This is because light skin and dark hair facilitate easy targeting of melanin. Lasers do not easily target light-colored hair, so laser hair removal for blond, fine hairs may not work as you hope it would.

If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal or if you’re wondering if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson today by calling 785-234-9000.