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Laser Hair Removal: What to Expect 

Laser Hair Removal: What to Expect 

If you are tired of the constant shaving, waxing, or tweezing to get rid of your unwanted hair, then there might be an appealing option for you.  Laser hair removal in Kansas City is one of the most common cosmetic procedures to remove the hair that frequently bothers you. 

The procedure involves photodynamic light energy to target the dark pigment in hair follicles.  Once heated, the follicle becomes disabled, and re-growth is greatly diminished. 

Preparing 

If you have decided to pursue laser hair removal in Kansas City, you should refrain from plucking or waxing hair for at least six weeks before your first treatment.  

“This is recommended because the hair’s roots are removed temporarily by plucking and waxing. The laser is designed to target those roots, which will not be there should you choose to pluck or wax.”

Also, if you are a current patient that has recently had a procedure such as laser liposuction in Kansas City or dermaplaning in Kansas City, be sure to talk to your doctor about whether or not laser hair removal is safe for your skin’s previously treated areas.

The Procedure 

The process for laser hair removal in Kansas City begins with a licensed esthetician evaluating your skin and hair color to determine if this procedure is a good option for you.  The laser handpiece is gently guided to the treatment area and delivers laser energy to the hair follicles without damaging to the skin.  There is a slight stinging sensation involved during this process. 

After the Procedure 

You may notice some redness after your treatment, but that is perfectly normal.  Expect some sensitivity to the treated areas as well.  Over the next several hours, these side effects should diminish, and you can resume normal activities.  The treated hair then falls out within a week or so, and the hairs that were inactive during treatment will start growing in.  Extra treatment sessions will be required until the desired results are met. 

We recommend wearing sunscreen any time you are outside.  Applying sunscreen regularly will not only prevent your skin from sunburn but will also prevent temporary changes in the skin color of the treated area. 

Contact Associated Plastic Surgeons of Kansas City 

As one of the premier practices for laser hair removal in Kansas City, Associated Plastic Surgeons will guide you on the path to getting the results that you want.  Whether you are a first-time client interested in learning more about dermatology, or a long-time client dedicated to maintaining your results, Associated Plastic Surgeons of Kansas City can help you achieve your vision of beauty. 

Give us a call today at (913) 451-3722 to let us know how we can assist you.