Do You Have Unwanted Brown or Black Hair That is Making You Feel Self-Conscious?
Are you tired of razor burn and ingrown hairs? If so, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal at Krauss Dermatology.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
To understand candidacy for laser hair removal, we must first discuss the Fitzpatrick scale. The Fitzpatrick scale is a classification system used in order to differentiate between the varieties of human skin color. The Fitzpatick scale can be outlined as follows:
- Type 1 – always burns, unable to tan, palest complexion
- Type 2 – typically burns, minimal ability to tan
- Type 3 – will sometimes burn, able to get an even tan
- Type 4 – minimal burning, always tans well, moderate brown skin tone
- Type 5 – rarely burns, tans very easily
- Type 6 – never burns, always tans, dark brown skin tone
Skin types 1-3 are the best candidates for this laser hair removal treatment. Patients with light skin and dark hair get the best results, and treated skin must not be tanned.
During your Laser Hair Removal consultation, we may ask questions pertaining to your ethnicity and reference your skin tone/color.
Sometimes, areas of the body may be hard to assess and learning more about your ethnicity helps us to determine whether we can safely treat you with the technology we use in our practice, and the proper settings to use to avoid side effects.
There are some ethnicities that are more prone to hyperpigmentation, some that usually require more treatments than average, and even some that may have increased hair at the border of treatment and all of these varying factors will discussed during consultation.
We will only proceed with treatments if determined we can do so safely and effectively for your unique skin type and hair color.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular procedures performed in the United States for a good reason. It is effective, safe, and convenient for both women and men. Shaving, plucking, and waxing can cause discomfort, rashes and take a tremendous amount of time and money. Laser hair removal can remove the need for these temporary methods of hair removal forever.
*Individual Results May Vary*
What Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?
Lasers offer an indefinite solution to unwanted hair in the:
- Lip and chin
- Back and shoulders
- and other areas.
Our certified dermatology nurse, Yvonne Alameddine, RN, performs laser hair removal safely and effectively at Krauss Dermatology.
Consultations Are Available Now
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out if the procedure is right for you by meeting with one of our trusted medical staff at Krauss Dermatology for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
Each procedure lasts about 20 minutes. After the treatment, much of the hair will fall out within 2 weeks. Approximately one-third of the hair follicles, which were actively growing, will have been removed in most patients. The other hairs, which were in the resting stage, will begin actively growing back over the next 4 to 8 weeks. It is best to schedule your next treatment during this growth phase. With each treatment, the number of hairs that grow back will decrease, because each time, a fraction of the remaining hair follicles are removed.
What Results Will I See?*
Most patients require a minimum of 5 treatments for long-term results and up to 8 treatments to achieve the best results possible.
Is There Any Downtime?
Laser hair removal is extremely safe, with infrequent side effects. Goggles must be worn to protect the eyes. Patients with darker skin and those with a tan are at higher risk for skin darkening (hyperpigmentation) and lightening (hypopigmentation). Blistering or scarring is very rare. To minimize the possibility of these adverse events, it is important to follow pre and post-procedure instructions.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
To learn more about Laser Hair Removal read the FAQs, pre and post-instruction information that can be found by clicking on the links below.
Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Krauss Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Wellesley, MA office directly to schedule – (781) 416-3500.
Krauss Dermatology serves the greater Boston area.
*Individual Results May Vary*