• Start Laser Hair Removal Treatment Now and be Ready for Summer

    on Mar 1st, 2019

Is too much of your time taken up by shaving, painful waxing, using creams, or other messy solutions to stop hair growth? If so, we’d like you to consider an alternative. We offer effective and long-lasting hair removal treatment that’s not only safe for many areas of your body, but it also delivers results.

Cutting-edge technology in the capable hands of Imad El Asmar, MD, and our staff at Vermont Med Spa will show you how lasers are being used to remove unwanted hair in a treatment that works as well for men as it does for women. And by starting treatment now, in winter or early spring, you’ll be ready to wear your swimsuit this summer without fear of embarrassing unwanted hair.

Laser treatment gets rid of unwanted hair

If you’re considering laser hair removal, it’s likely because of hair growing in places it’s not exactly wanted. That can mean your underarms, bikini line, back, chest, legs, chin, lips, cheeks and other spots.

Beyond shaving and waxing, you’ve likely tried temporary fixes such as tweezing, epilators, and other painful methods of hair removal.

We know you’re ready for something different. In fact, data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery not only hails the explosion in new nonsurgical technologies and treatments, it shows that hair removal has been one of the top five most performed nonsurgical procedures in the country.

The best time for treatment is now

Why are the winter months the best time to start hair removal treatment? For one, you’re usually leaving the house in extra layers of clothing and not rushing to show off that bare skin just yet.

More importantly, the American Academy of Dermatology says sun exposure after treatment is a bad idea because the laser makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. To avoid such side effects, after your laser session Dr. El Asmar encourages you to avoid direct sunlight, as well as the use of indoor tanning beds or equipment. It’s easier to cover up and avoid sun on your treated skin in the winter or early spring.

If you follow our simple aftercare instructions, you’ll be ready for a summer that shows off your renewed appearance and boosts your confidence. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

How laser hair removal works

Laser hair removal targets and destroys the hair follicles without damaging your skin. During the treatment, the doctor presses a handheld device to your skin and lasers set to specific wavelengths. The laser passes through the skin with controlled pulses of energy that reach your hair follicles in the dermal (or second) layer of skin, and they’re damaged by the heat of the laser to prevent future hair growth.

The laser treatments are fast enough to get some patients in and out the door on their lunch breaks, but the length of your particular session depends on the size of the area you want treated as well as your hair type.

What happens after treatment?

Side effects from your laser hair removal treatment should be minimal, with a mild sunburn-like sensation and some minor swelling possible.

Dr. El Asmar will likely recommend several sessions for the very best results because the laser works on hair follicles that are in the active growth phase. Since hairs cycle in and out of several phases, you’ll need multiple treatments to reach and destroy the maximum number of hair follicles while they’re in the growth stage. Your skin type and hair color also help determine your custom treatment plan.

To learn more about laser hair removal and whether it's right for you, book a consultation with Vermont MedSpa online or over the phone today.

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