If you want to put an end to shaving or waxing, laser hair removal can help. This treatment uses laser energy to stop hair growth, leaving your skin smooth and hair-free. Imagine how much time you can save when you no longer need to remove hair!

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*Individual Results May Vary*

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works by sending light energy through the skin. This energy minimizes absorption in the epidermis. Instead, it targets the hair follicles deeper in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, small sacs in the skin that grow hairs. Inside an active follicle sits a hair root. The laser heats up the pigments in the hair root and follicle. This injures the regenerative portion of the follicle and will stop it from producing hair. Most people report that the process feels like a rubber band being snapped on the skin.

How Much is Laser Hair Removal per Treatment Area?

One major factor in the cost of laser hair removal is the size of the treatment area. Some people have a small area of facial hair treated, while others have areas like the legs or back treated. Other factors include your provider and the technology they use, as well as your location. 

According to Aedit, average costs per treatment area range from $200 for the upper lip or chin to $550 for the back.  At Krauss Dermatology, our prices range from $150 for a small area like the upper lip to $600 for full legs. These costs may save you money over the ongoing investment of waxing, threading and electrology hair removal in the long term.  And the improvement in the quality and irritation of the skin from other methods laser hair removal is life changing.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The ideal candidate for laser hair removal has lighter skin and darker hair. This allows the laser to target the hair follicles most effectively. People with darker skin should consult with a Krauss Dermatology expert to find out if laser hair removal is a good option for them. People with very pale blonde or white hair may not have enough pigment for the laser to work properly

Is There Any Downtime With Laser Hair Removal?

You can resume normal activities right away, although you may have some sensitivity and redness after the procedure. Protecting your healing skin from the sun is essential, so ask us for recommendations on appropriate sun protection products. In between treatments, you should avoid waxing or plucking hairs so you will have healthy roots to treat next time. You can still shave since this leaves the root.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Laser hair removal can last from months to years, but eventually, you will see some hair regrowth. This regrowth feels softer, and hairs are sparse and far between. Treatment once per year will keep the area smooth and hair-free, deactivating the follicles that have begun producing hair again. 

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Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about laser hair removal, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Krauss Dermatology. Call us at (781) 416-3500 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.