Considering laser hair removal to deal with your unwanted hair? The team at South Nassau Dermatology in Levittown, Long Beach, and Oceanside, NY provides this treatment as well as other cosmetic services to help you achieve your desired look.
FAQs and Answers About Laser Hair Removal
Most people have heard of laser hair removal, but there are still many people who have yet to take advantage of the procedure. This is partially due to a lack of knowledge on the topic. To help you feel more confident in the procedure, the team at South Nassau Dermatology in Levittown, Long Beach, and Oceanside, NY answers some of the most common questions below.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes, absolutely – when done by trained professionals. If you go to someone that is not trained and has no experience, you will likely experience burns, scars, and other undesirable effects. However, the chance of this occurring at the hands of a board-certified dermatologist is highly unlikely.
How long does treatment take?
This really depends on the size of the area you have treated. Before the actual treatment begins, you’ll have numbing gel applied. It can take 30 minutes to one hour for the gel to work. If it’s a small area being treated, you might get in and out within an hour. If it’s a larger area, you can expect a longer appointment.
Can I lay out in the sun after treatment?
It’s tempting to want to take in some rays after your legs are hair-free, but it’s not a good idea. In fact, it’s best to avoid tanning and any form of direct sunlight for at least two weeks. If you’re hoping to get treatment before your next beach vacation, be sure to do so several weeks before.
Will my hair grow back?
You can expect to see some hair grow back, but you’ll notice it’s nowhere near as much as it was before. You’ll typically need several treatments to enjoy permanent and semi-permanent results, but every treatment provides longer results than shaving and waxing.
Want to learn more about laser hair removal? Schedule a consultation with South Nassau Dermatology in Levittown, Long Beach, and Oceanside, NY by calling today. You can schedule an appointment at the Levittown location at (516) 520-5280, the Long Beach location at (516) 432-7124, or the Oceanside, NY location at (516) 766-0345.